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Biz up; ‘On the Record’ 417g

Road grosses

The road joined Broadway in getting a huge boost during Week 24 (Nov. 8-14), as grosses jumped 19.9% to $14,285,502.

Granted, there were three more shows on the boards. Disney’s “On the Record” kicked off with $416,609 in Cleveland. “Jesus Christ Superstar” ($493,199) and “Big River” ($310,095) returned from hiatus.

In its first full week at the Ahmanson, “Caroline, or Change” earned $313,019, a bit below its average week while on Broadway ($376,386). For the second straight week, “Evita” and “White Christmas” did not report figures.

Estimates for the week:

ROAD GROSSES, WEEK 24: NOV. 8-14, 2004

AUGUSTA, GA.
Riverdance
(M) William Bell Auditorium ($47; 2,556; $343,925) (11/12/04-11/14/04).
PW, $488,014 (7perf) in San Antonio.
Last (1st) wk, $286,953 in Mobile, Ala. (2perf), and Augusta, Ga. (5perf).

BOSTON
The Lion King
(M-2nd Co.) Opera House ($85; 2,542; $1,187,132) (7/16/04-2/20/05).
PW, $1,080,801.
Last (18th) wk, $1,133,066.

BALTIMORE
Thoroughly Modern Millie
(M) New Hippodrome ($67; 2,270; $1,081,470) (11/1/04-11/14/04).
PW, $596,326.
Last (2nd) wk, $604,389.

CLEVELAND
On the Record
(M) Palace ($55; 2,716; $813,389) (11/9/04-11/21/04).
Last (1st) wk, $416,609.

EUGENE, ORE.
The Producers
(M-2nd Co.) Hult Center ($60; 2,487; $959,455) (11/9/04-11/14/04).
Last (1st) wk, $556,318.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.
The King and I
(M) Broward PAC ($64; 2,653; $1,072,492) (11/1/04-11/14/04).
PW, $557,569.
Last (2nd) wk, $609,018.

GREEN BAY, WIS.
Big River
(M) Weidner Center ($58; 1,887; $803,920) (11/9/04-11/14/04).
Last (1st) wk, $310,095.

HOUSTON
Hairspray
(M) Hobby PAC ($70; 2,637; $1,101,211) (11/9/04-11/21/04).
PW, $352,979 in Tucson, Ariz.
Last (1st) wk, $780,380.

INDIANAPOLIS
The Phantom of the Opera
(M) Murat ($68; 2,440; $1,037,666) (11/9/04-12/5/04).
PW, $903,497 in Cleveland.
Last (1st) wk, $604,706.

LOS ANGELES
Caroline, or Change
(M) Ahmanson ($90; 1,600; $324,895) (11/4/04-12/26/04).
PW, $151,927 (3perf).
Last (2nd) wk, $313,019.
Peter Pan (M) Pantages ($65; 2,703; $1,354,360) (11/8/04-11/14/04).
PW, $729,531.
Last (1st) wk, $771,816.

MADISON, WIS.
Jesus Christ Superstar
(M) Overture Center ($52; 2,251; $499,369) (11/12/04-11/14/04).
Last (1st) wk, $493,199 in Ames, Iowa (2perf), and Madison, Wis. (5perf).

MINNEAPOLIS
Scrooge
(M) Orpheum ($71; 2,483; $1,154,388) (11/9/04-11/14/04).
PW, $428,238 (7perf) in Chicago.
Last (1st) wk, $485,833.

PHILADELPHIA
Mamma Mia!
(M-2nd Co.) Forrest ($78; 1,793; $932,560) (10/18/04-11/14/04).
PW, $727,091.
Last (4th) wk, $786,451.

SAN FRANCISCO
The Lion King
(M-1st Co.) Orpheum ($125; 2,125; $1,170,564) (1/29/04-11/21/04).
PW, $969,465.
Last (42nd) wk, $1,081,277.
Little Shop of Horrors (M) Golden Gate ($78; 2,333; $517,850) (11/8/04-11/14/04).
PW, $646,595 in Seattle.
Last (1st) wk, $478,167.

SACRAMENTO
Movin’ Out
(M) Community Center ($65; 2,380; $1,012,720) (11/1/04-11/14/04).
PW, $846,296.
Last (2nd) wk, $936,818.

ST. LOUIS
Chicago
(M) Fox ($60; 4,192; $1,594,272) (11/9/04-11/21/04).
PW, $750,718 in East Lansing, Mich.
Last (1st) wk, $1,092,460.

TEMPE, ARIZ.
The Graduate
(P) Gammage ($50; 2,805; $823,456) (11/9/04-11/14/04).
PW, $326,393 in Dallas.
Last (1st) wk, $560,915.

TORONT0
Hairspray
(M) Princess of Wales (C$94/$78; 1,986; C$954,400/$799,500) (4/8/04-11/28/04).
PW, C$690,000/$576,909.
Last (31st) wk, C$775,000/$649,217.
Mamma Mia! (M) Royal Alexandra (C$94/$78; 1,446; C$690,000/$578,013) (5/10/00-OE).
PW, C$530,000/$443,133.
Last (203rd) wk, C$500,000/$418,850.

VANCOUVER
Les Miserables
(M) Queen Elizabeth (C$85/$71; 2,813; C$1,368,704/$1,146,563) (11/9/04-11/14/04).
PW, $343,234 in Las Vegas.
Last (1st) wk, C$1,093,406/$915,946.

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