Broadway’s still going strong.
For the second week in a row, Rialto grosses totaled more than $20 million, hitting $20,363,812 for the week ending May 28.
That’s down about a quarter of a million from the previous sesh, but still an unusually high number for this time of year, a total elevated in part by a crowded theater season.
Individual shows saw bumps and dips, but nothing major.
Biggest rises came from “Tarzan” ($776,562), up more than $85,000, and “The Drowsy Chaperone” ($843,619), climbing about $50,000.
Playing to about 96% capacity auds, “Tarzan” has fallen off a bit from its sold-out preview period. But “Drowsy” rode the buzz generated by its 13 Tony noms to packed houses (100.5%), with grosses likely to rise again now that an early-purchase discount offer has expired.
“The Color Purple” ($1,072,963) and “Jersey Boys” ($1,025,536) continued to play the new kids in the millionaires’ club, once again landing on the top 10 right behind “Wicked” ($1,350,004) and “The Lion King” ($1,236,383).
“The Wedding Singer” ($550,779) held steady in the middle ground between a hit and a miss. Also barely changed were B.O. strugglers “Hot Feet” ($293,509) and “The Lieutenant of Inishmore” ($212,797).
Biggest drop of the week came from “Lestat” ($403,334), which fell around $45,000 in its final week on the boards.