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‘Spamalot’s’ spike jumpstarts sales

Road Grosses

NEW YORK The road pulled up 5.4%, or $655,522, in Week 47 (April 14-20) — slightly less than what the returning “High School Musical” brought the 12-show slate after its layoff week. The total gross was $12, 853,542.

Most shows stayed about even or had minor fluctuations, with one notable exception: “Monty Python’s Spamalot” jumped almost $400,000 moving into its new venue in Raleigh, N.C. In other North Carolina news, “Wicked” broke its house record in Charlotte this week.

For the second week in a row, “Jersey Boys” did the same in Minneapolis. This week, it grossed higher than any other

ATLANTA
The Lion King (M-1st Co.) Atlantic Civic Center ($56; 4,591; $1,804,425) (4/3/08-5/4/08). 
PW, $1,443,980
Last (2nd) wk, $1,347,000.
 
CHARLOTTE, N.C.
Wicked
(M-1st Co.) Ovens ($75; 2,455, $1,326,795) (4/9-4/20/08).
PW, $1,338,463.
Last (2nd) wk, $1,374,228.
    
CHICAGO 
Jersey Boys (M-3rd Co.) LaSalle Bank Theater ($95; 1,918; $1,213,120) (10/1/06-OE). 
PW, $1,068,097.
Last (29th) wk, $1,043,830.
  
Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243, $1,224,272) (6/24/05-OE).
PW, $1,041,843.
Last (148th) wk, $1,013,766.

CINCINNATTI
The Color Purple (M-1st Co.) Aronoff Theater ($80; 2,623; $1,435,110) (4/15/08-4/20/08)
PW, $795,890 in Cleveland.
Last (1st) wk, $987,093.

COSTA MESA, CALIF.
The Phantom of the Opera (M) Orange County PAC ($70; 2,911; $1,187,025) (2/28/08-4/20/08). 
PW, $1,190,531.
Last (3rd) wk, $1,126,107.
  
EAST LANSING, MICH.
Avenue Q (M) The Palace ($58; 2,420; $987,968) (4/14/08 – 4/20/08).
PW, $724,953 in Columbus, Ohio.
Last (1st) wk, $553,682.

LOS ANGELES
Wicked
(M-3rd Co.) Pantages Theater ($85; 2,703, $1,633,691) (2/10/07-OE).
PW, $1,268,317.
Last (63rd) wk, $1,252,391.
  

MINNEAPOLIS
Jersey Boys (M-1st Co.) Orpheum ($130; 2,545; $1,473,535) (3/17/08 – 4/20/08). 
PW, $1,373,195.
Last (5th) wk, $1,386,322.

RALEIGH, N.C.
Monty Python’s Spamalot (M) Memorial Auditorium ($80; 2,246; $1,188,120) (4/14/08 – 4/20/08). 
PW, $763,674 in Greenville, S.C.
Last (1st) wk, $1,156,722.

SACRAMENTO
Mamma Mia! (M) Community Theater Center ($67; 2,380; $1,079,654) (4/15/08 – 4/20/08). 
PW, $1,189,077 in Vancouver, B.C.
Last (1st) wk, $931,302.

SAN FRANCISCO
High School Musical (M) Orpheum ($85; 2,197; $1,184,052) (4/15/08 – 4/20/08). 
Last (1st) wk, $681,129.

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