‘Producers’ wows L.A.

Road grosses

NEW YORK — The road grosses rose during Week 50 (May 5-11). Total of $13,642,431 for the 18 show reporting represented a rise of 15.9%

The new company of “The Producers,” in its second week of previews in Los Angeles, did a stellar $1.7 million at the Pantages. “Jesus Christ Superstar” had a big week in Providence, R.I., grossing $909,264.

Estimates for last week:

BOSTON
Defending the Caveman
(M) Wilbur ($53; 1,223; $305,525) (5/5/03-5/11/03).
Last (2nd) wk, $229,612 (5perfs).

BALTIMORE
The Full Monty
(M) Mechanic ($70; 1,568; $766,680) (5/5/03-5/11/03).
PW, $396,215 in Birmingham, Ala.
Last (1st) wk, $517,484.

CHICAGO
The Lion King
(M-1st Co.) Cadillac Palace ($125; 2,311; $888,762) (3/24/03-1/18/04).
PW, $1,181,244.
Last (8th) wk, $1,037,505.

CINCINNATI
Lion King
(M-2nd Co.) Civic Center ($58; 4,453; $1,235,835) (3/24/03-5/17/03).
PW, $1,182,551.
Last (7th) wk, $1,179,295.

DETROIT
Beauty and the Beast
(M) Fisher Theater ($60; 2,089; $884,576) (4/28/03-5/4/03).
PW, $350,985.
Last (2nd) wk, $413,001.

HERSHEY, PA.
Blast!
(M) Hershey PAC ($54; 1,904; 739,568) (4/5/03-5/11/03).
Last (1st) wk, $678,578.

LOS ANGELES
The Producers
(M) Pantages ($90; 2,703; $1,802,440) (4/28/03-5/11/03).
PW, $1,125,425.
Last (2nd) wk, $1,716,572.

PHILADELPHIA
Mamma Mia
(M) Forrest ($78; 1,790; $705,745) (4/27/03-7/20/03).
PW, $577,672.
Last (16th) wk, $781,044.

PITTSBURGH
Tick … Tick … Boom!
(M) Byham ($52; 1,275; $497,202) (4/28/03-5/4/03).
PW, $202,479.
Last (2nd) wk, $263,665.

RALEIGH, N.C.
The Phantom of the Opera
(M- 3rd Co.) Shea’s PAC ($72; 2,280; $981,641) (4/21/03-4/27/03).
PW, $733,552.
Last (6th) wk, $696,877.

ORLANDO, FLA.
42nd Street
(M) Bob Carr PAC ($60; 2,399; $1,049,874) (5/5/03-5/11/03).
PW, $973,057 in Tampa, Fla.
Last (1st) wk, $741,348.

PROVIDENCE, R.I.
Jesus Christ Superstar
(M) Providence PAC ($53; 3,090; $1,141,960) (5/5/03-5/11/03).
PW, $490,912 in Charlotte, N.C.
Last (1st) wk, $909,264.

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.
Riverdance
(M) Proctor’s ($47; 2,700; $898,208) (5/5/03-5/11/03).
PW, $672,898 in Atlantic City, N.J.
Last (1st) wk, $797,793.

SEATTLE
Some Like It Hot
(M) Paramount ($55; 2,807; $1,130,000) (4/29/03-5/4/03).
PW, $616,219.
Last (2nd) wk, $769,091.

TEMPE, ARIZ.
Les Miserables
(M) Gammage Auditorium ($60; 2,793; $931,367) (5/5/03-5/11/03).
PW, $881,937 in Sacramento.
Last (1st) wk, $852,165.

TORONTO
Aida
(M) Ohio (C$92/$67; 2,273; C$1,409,778/$1,022,488) (5/5/03-5/11/03).
PW, $425,853 in Columbus, Ohio.
Last (1st) wk, C$941,588 ($682,865).

The Lion King (M) Princess of Wales (C$115/$76; 1,986; C$1,194,465/$810,759) (3/30/00-OE).
PW, C$890,174 ($636,429.)
Last (149th) wk, C$885,023 ($641,842.)
Mamma Mia! (M) Royal Alexandra (C$93/$62; 1,446; C$812,648/$551,595) (5/10/00-OE).
PW, C$694,543 ($496,563.)
Last (139th) wk, C$723,710 ($524,854.)

TUCSON, ARIZ.
Mamma Mia!
(M-2nd Co.) Centennial Hall ($72; 2,456; $1,110,341) (4/28/03-5/4/03).
PW, $805,210.
Last (2nd) wk, $901,758.

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