New tuner “The Addams Family” exits Chicago touting record-breaking grosses for an out-of-town tryout in Chi.
Addams,” which played its final Windy City perf Sunday before it moves to Broadway later in the spring, logged total sales of $11.4 million from its eight-week run at the Oriental Theater, according to legit presenter Broadway in Chicago.
Sum, tallied from an average weekly B.O. of about $1.4 million, reps about 95% of total potential gross. Those numbers are records for the city, which also has seen out-of-town tryouts of Rialto tuners including “The Producers,” “Movin’ Out” and “The Pirate Queen,” among others.Sales performance serves as an indicator of the strength of the “Addams” property, which originated in the cartoons of Charles Addams and has been adapted for film and television.
In Gotham, “Addams” begins previews at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater March 4 ahead of an April 8 opening.