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Biz up; ‘Wicked’ flies high

Road Grosses

NEW YORK — Road receipts grew in Week 37 (Feb. 5-11) as the 12-show slate increased 7.23% to $9,613,382.

For the fifth consecutive week Baltimore’s “Wicked” broke a house record with $1,239,708, which was also the top-grossing show of the week.

In addition to Baltimore and Chicago, “Wicked” added Los Angeles to its multicity tour.

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” returned from a weeklong hiatus.

Estimates for last week:

BALTIMORE
Wicked (M-1st Co.) Hip-podrome ($80; 2,199; $1,249,727) (1/24/07-2/18/07).
PW, $1,238,663.
Last (3rd) wk, $1,239,708.

CHICAGO
Wicked (M-Tour 2) Ford Center ($82; 2,243; $1,224,272) (11/28/06-OE).
PW, $1,004,477.
Last (86th) wk, $1,009,170.

Twelve Angry Men (P) La-Salle ($62; 1,969; $766,056) (1/30/07-2/11/07).
PW, $421,808.
Last (2nd) wk,$557,237.

DES MOINES, IOWA
The Phantom of the Op-era (M) Civic Center ($67; 2,714; $988,384) (1/31/07-2/18/07).
PW, $657,869.
Last (2nd) wk, $639,558.

FORT MYERS, FLA.
The Lion King (M-2nd Co.) Barbara B. Mann Hall ($89; 1,813; $1,086,595) (1/18/07-3/4/07).
PW, $898,063.
Last (4th) wk, $891,535.

LOS ANGELES
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (P) Ahmanson ($80; 1,905; $810,565) (2/5/07-2/11/07).
Last (1st) wk, $398,888.

Wicked (M-Tour 3) Pan-tages ($80; 2,703; $593,723) (2/5/07-OE).
Last (1st) wk, $612,771 (3perf).

NAPLES, FLA.
Monty Python’s Spamalot (M) Philharmonic Center ($93; 1,396; $1,027,456) (2/5/07-2/11/07).
PW, $1,264,818 in Tampa, Fla.
Last (1st) wk, $1,027,614.

OMAHA, NEB.
The Lion King (M-Tour 2) Orpheum ($68; 2,505; $1,217,618) (1/12/07-2/11/07).
PW, $1,211,544.
Last (4th) wk, $1,225,047.

SAN FRANCISCO
Jersey Boys (M-Tour 2) Curran ($87; 1,599; $1,039,500) (12/3/06-3/25/07).
PW, $1,030,630.
Last (11th) wk, $1,041,835.

SARASOTA, FLA.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (M) Van Wezel PAC ($75; 1,743; $907,800) (2/6/07-2/11/07).
PW, $536,828 in Raleigh, N.C.
Last (1st) wk, $307,509.

WICHITA, KAN.
Mamma Mia! (M-Tour 2) Century II ($66; 2,074; $1,035,112) (2/5/07-2/11/07).
PW, $700,311 in El Paso, Texas.
Last (1st) wk, $662,510.

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