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NEW YORK — The road saw a slight upgrade in Week 20 (Oct. 8-14), gaining about $500,000. The 13-show slate is starting on what will hopefully be a continuing uphill climb, grossing a total of $13,741,576.

Most shows on the chart stayed reasonably even. The biggest gain went to the Chicago production of “Jersey Boys,” up more than $100,000 with seven perfs after its first, five-perf week in the Windy City. “Monty Python’s Spamalot” saw the biggest downturn of the week, sinking more than $400,000 in its first week in its new Seattle venue.

Still, most of the uptick can be attributed to the return of “The Color Purple,” coming strong into its first week in San Francisco with $903,871.

For the seventh consecutive week, “Wicked’s” touring company was the highest-grossing show on the slate, breaking the house record in Boston with $1,614,147.

Estimates for last week:

BIRMINGHAM, ALA.
The Phantom of the Opera (M) BJCC Concert Hall ($50; 2,818; $790,220) (10/10/07-10/28/07).
PW, $462,392 in Syracuse.
Last (1st) wk, $557,890.

BOSTON
Wicked (M-1st Co.) Opera House ($88; 2,592, $1,632,600) (9/12/07-11/11/07).
PW, $1,572,431.
Last (5th) wk, $1,614,147.

CHICAGO
Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243, $1,224,272) (6/24/05-OE).
PW, $1,021,603.
Last (121st) wk, $1,007,941.
Jersey Boys (M-3rd Co.) LaSalle Bank Theater ($95; 1,918; $787,460) (10/1/06-OE).
PW, $690,189.
Last (2nd) wk, 7 perf, $795,453.

DALLAS
The Lion King (M-1st Co.) Music Hall at Fair Park ($80; 3,360; $1,523,568) (8/23/07-9/16/07).
PW, $1,373,498.
Last (4th) wk, $1,478,871.

HARTFORD, CONN.
High School Musical (M-1st Co.) Bushnell Center, Mortensen Hall ($67; 2,708, $1,082,004) (10/8/07-10/14/07).
PW, $951,189 in East Lansing.
Last (1st) wk, $713,462.

HONOLULU
The Lion King (M-1st Nat.) The Blaisdell Concert Hall ($85; 1,946; $1,243,905) (9/17/07- 9/23/07).
PW, $1,255,325.
Last (4th) wk, $1,286,760.

KANSAS CITY, MO.
Mamma Mia! (M-2nd Co.) Music Hall ($70; 2,273; $1,192,420) (10/9/07-10/14/07)
PW, $959,393 in San Antonio.
Last (1st) wk, $793,897.

LOS ANGELES
Avenue Q (M-1st Co.) Ahmanson Theater ($90; 1,613; $1,083,815) (9/6/07-OE).
PW, $873,741.
Last (6th) wk, $966,169.

Wicked (M-3rd Co.) Pantages Theater ($85; 2,703, $1,633,691) (2/10/07-OE).
PW, $1,303,770.
Last (36th) wk, $1,324,509.

SAN FRANCISCO
The Color Purple (M-1st Co.) Orpheum Theater ($207; 2,197; $1,321,097) (10/9/07-10/14/07)
Last (1st) wk, $903,871.

SEATTLE
Monty Python’s Spamalot (M) Paramount Theater ($75; 2,954; $1,522,988) (10/8/07-10/14/07).
PW, $1,478,995 in Denver.
Last (1st) wk, $1,016,561.

TEMPE, ARIZ.
Jersey Boys (M-2nd Co.) Gammage Auditorium ($76; 3,011; $985,262) (9/24/07-9/30/07).
PW, $1,300,683.
Last (3rd) wk; $1,282,045.