“Jerusalem” has parlayed its recent Tony attention into an extension of its limited engagement, with the play now set to run four more weeks.
Despite stellar U.K. reviews and a mantel full of awards from London stints at the Royal Court and in the West End, Broadway sales of “Jerusalem” began on the lower end of the spectrum as the play had trouble attracting notice in a crowded season.
Strong Gotham press response and six Tony noms have since helped push grosses higher, with the past couple of weeks seeing receipts rise to around $500,000 a week, with attendance coming in at about 80%.
Roster of Tony nods for “Jerusalem” include play, lead actor (Mark Rylance), featured actor (Mackenzie Crook) and a trio of design awards. Tally puts “Jerusalem” in a tie with “The Motherfucker With the Hat,” another new play that extended after noms helped boost sales.
Show, about a town eccentric in rural England, now runs through Aug. 21 at the Music Box.