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Biz jumps; ’42nd’ 879g

Road grosses

NEW YORK — Bucking the Broadway trend, road grosses soared during Week 15 (Sept. 2-8), as receipts rose by 20.9% to $11,821,689.

“42nd Street” had a strong showing in Milwaukee, grossing $879,593, and “The Lion King” continued to roar in Ft. Worth, nabbing $1,266,061 at Bass Performance Hall.

Estimates for last week:

CHICAGO
Aida
(M) Cadillac Palace ($70; 2,344; $1,100,252)(8/19/02-9/8/02).
PW, $727,499.
Last (3rd) wk, $726,572.

COLUMBUS, OH
Les Miserables
(M) Ordway ($65; 2,791; $1,125,774)(9/2/02-9/8/02).
PW in St. Paul, $529,341.
Last (1st) wk, $1,021,123.

FORT WORTH
Lion King
(M-2nd Co.) Bass Performance Hall ($95; 1,889; $1,373,560)(8/30/02-9/8/02).
PW, $812,995.
Last (2nd) wk, $1,266,061.

LOS ANGELES
The Lion King
(M) Pantages ($125VIP package; 2,261; $1,165,500)(10/19/00-OE).
PW, $1,014,601.
Last (102nd) wk, $854,406.

MILWUAKEE
42nd Street
(M) Uihlein Hall ($65; 2,240; $1,041,063)(9/2/02-9/8/02).
PW in Dallas, $660,259.
Last (1st) wk, $879,593.

OKLAHOMA
Phantom of the Opera
(M-3rd Co.) Civic Center ($68; 2,365; $919,889) (8/27/02-9/22/02).
PW in Costa Mesa, $760,874.
Last (2nd) wk, $877,128.

PITTSBURGH
Mamma Mia!
(M-2nd Co.) Heinz Hall ($60; 2,664; $1,142,047)(8/26/02-9/8/02).
PW in St. Louis, $984,356.
Last (2nd) wk, $1,036,082.

SAN JOSE
Blast
(M) San Jose Ctr. For Performing Arts ($63; 2,599; $531,027 (9/2/02-9/8/02).
PW in LA, $448,202.
Last (1st) wk, $531,027.

SAN FRANCISCO
Mamma Mia
(M) Orpheum ($75; 2,192; $1,045,784)(6/18/02-9/15/02).
PW, $848,681.
Last (12th) wk, $826,605.

TEMPLE
Beauty and the Beast
(M) Civic ($60; 2,885; $1,121,890)(9/2/02-9/8/02).
PW in San Diego, $661,789.
Last (1st) wk, $838,865.

TORONTO
The Lion King
(M) Princess of Wales (C$115/$76; 1,986; C$1,352,382/$895,142)(3/30/00-OE).
PW, C$1,280,511($820,240). (sold out)
Last (124th) wk, C$705,740($451,273).
Mamma Mia! (M) Royal Alexandra (C$93/$62; 1,446; C$807,986/$534,806)(5/10/00- OE).
PW, C$857,724($548,943) (sold out).
Last (114th) wk, C$827,912($529,393).

VIENNA, VA
Riverdance (M) Wolf Trap Farm Park ($80;7,390;$2,145,949)(9/3/02-9/8/02)
Last (1st)wk, $1,983,561.

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