Regional shows ahead of Rialto

Road Grosses

NEW YORK — Even though the road lost 25% in Week 15 (Sept. 3-9), the regional Broadway shows are now ahead of the Rialto by about $10,000. The 14-show slate grossed a total of $12,492,987.

“High School Musical” left Chicago for greener, Canadian pastures, giving it one of the few increases on the touring boards this week.

But while the permanent Chicago shows are seeing the seasonal slump, the dormant tuner “Chicago” decided to come back for an encore, playing an eight-perf week in San Diego to cap off its 2007 tour.

A number of the shows shuffled venues, with “Avenue Q” playing a short week at the Ahmanson, which was home to “Jersey Boys’ ” second company for nearly four months. For its part, “Jersey Boys” continued to do well with a short week — down to five perfs in Sacramento, Calif., to last week’s six in Los Angeles, the tuner grossed $870,285.

For the second week, Philly’s unseasonably hot production of “Wicked” topped the charts with $1,702,327.

Estimates for last week:

CHICAGO
The Color Purple (M-2nd Co.) Cadillac Palace Theater ($122; 2,344, $1,316,444) (5/1/07-OE).
PW, $587,601.
Last (20th) wk, $462,818.

Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243, $1,224,272) (6/24/05-OE).
PW, $1,005,673.
Last (116th) wk, $835,547.

CLEVELAND
The Lion King (M-1st Nat.) The State Theater ($75; 2,944; $1,504,800) (8/2/07- 9/9/07).
PW, $934,005.
Last (6th) wk, $982,943.

LOS ANGELES
Avenue Q (M-1st Co.) Ahmanson Theater ($90; 1,613; $805,950) (9/6/07-9/9/2007).
PW, $1,192,073.
Last (1st) wk (7 perf), $558,941.

Wicked (M-3rd Co.) Pantages Theater
($85; 2,703, $1,683,092) (2/10/07-OE).
PW, $1,533,770.
Last (31st) wk, $1,309,341.

MEMPHIS
The Lion King (M-1st Co.) The Orpheum Theater ($85; 2,398; $932,677) (8/23/07-9/16/07).
PW, 6 perfs, $1,042,978.
Last (3rd) wk, $1,063,312.

OTTAWA
The Phantom of the Opera (M) National Arts Center (C$94/US$88.74; 2,086; C$1,395,678/$1,184,737) (6/19/07-8/12/07).
PW, C$1,182,293/$1,117,901.
Last (3rd) wk, C$1,172,343/$1,073,023.

PHILADELPHIA
Wicked (M-1st Co.) Academy of Music ($90; 2,650, $1,638,236) (7/25/07-9/9/07).
PW, $1,717,995.
Last (7th) wk, $1,702,327.

SACRAMENTO
Jersey Boys (M-2nd Co.) Community Center ($80; 2,446; $870,285) (9/5/07-9/23/07).
PW, $973,848 (6 perf) in Los Angeles.
Last (1st) wk (5 perf), $870,285.

SALT LAKE CITY
Monty Python’s Spamalot (M) Capital Theater ($75; 1,876; $910,680) (9/3/07-9/9/07).
PW, $1,051,359 in Portland.
Last (1st) wk, $747,797.

SAN DIEGO
Chicago (M-2nd Co.) Civic Auditorium ($73; 2,940; $1,308,710) (9/4/07-9/9/07)
Last (1st) wk, $777,513.

SAN FRANCISCO
Mamma Mia! (M-2nd Co.) Civic Theater ($79; 2,197; $1,305,097) (8/28/07-9/9/07)
PW, $718,548.
Last (2nd) wk, $496,062.

Jersey Boys (M-3rd Co.) Curran ($99; 1,599; $1,002,688) (12/3/06-OE).
PW, $777,966.
Last (41st) wk, $800,849.

TORONTO
High School Musical (M-1st Co.) Princess of Wales Theater ($75/C$82; 1,978, C$1,001,578/$948,284) (9/5/07-9/23/07).
PW, $542,334 in Chicago
Last (1st) wk C$751,905/$712,909.

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