‘Phantom’ returns to the road

Road grosses

NEW YORK Road grosses rose 4.3% in Week 10 (July 26-Aug. 1) as “Phantom of the Opera” returned from a one-week layoff and “Dreamgirls” began a respite of its own. The total gross for the 10-show slate was $11,928,978. The majority of repeating shows saw a minor bump in their grosses, with “Legally Blonde” notching the biggest increase — 8.5%. Perhaps the biggest shift was that for the first time in nearly a month, “Wicked” did not break two house records in the same week. For each of the past three weeks, the show’s first and second companies have broken house records throughout the Midwest. This time, the first company came up short at Columbus’ Ohio Theater but the second company continued its streak, breaking its own mark at Milwaukee’s Marcus Center with a total of $1,450,639. In Vancouver, “The Lion King” broke its own record for the week’s highest gross: $1,876,983.

Phantom of the Opera (M-1st Co.) Allen Theater ($78, 2,452, $1,145,910) (7/28-8/22/10).
Last (1st) wk, $1,092,305 .

Wicked (M-1st Co.) Ohio Theater ($85, 2,739, $1,494,548) (7/28-8/29/10).
PW, $1,527,077 in Houston.
Last (1st) wk, $1,375,598 .

South Pacific (M-1st Co.) Buell Theater ($125, 2,772, $1,468,400) (7/20-8/1/10).
PW, $1,055,456.
Last (2nd) wk, $1,114,369 .

Jersey Boys (M-1st Co.) Kentucky PAC ($77; 2,443, $1,309,502) (7/26-8/15/10).
PW, $1,124,918 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Last (1st) wk, $952,370 .

Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Marcus Center ($81, 2,238, $1,279,266) (7/14-8/8/10).
PW, $1,413,203.
Last (3rd) wk, $1,450,639 .

In the Heights (M-1st Co.) Civic Theater ($76.50; 2,885; $1,221,578) (7/27-8/1/10).
PW, $743,783 in Los Angeles.
Last (1st) wk, $764,489 .

Wicked (M-3rd Co.) Orpheum Theater ($96; 2,163, $1,338,456) (1/27/09-OE).
PW, $1,013,829.
Last (79th) wk, $1,112,126 .

Legally Blonde (M-1st Co.) Princess of Wales (C$120 ($117), 1,992; $1,396,851) (7/7-8/8/10).
PW, $870,677.
Last (4th) wk, $944,834 .

The Lion King (M-1st Co.) Queen Elizabeth Theater (C$113.50 ($111); 2,572; $1,800,093) (7/12-8/8/10).
PW, $1,812,814.
Last (3rd) wk, $1,876,983 .

Mary Poppins (M-1st Co.) Kennedy Center ($105; 2,183; $1,514,565) (7/1-8/22/10).
PW, $1,227,911.
Last (5th) wk, $1,215,265 .

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