B’way Grosses: The Book of Mormon Stands Strong in Summer Months

January 18, 2021

first_imgThe Book of Mormon has no intention of turning it off on the Great White Way any time soon. The perennial box office favorite secured the top spot in terms of capacity—a position usually reserved for Fun Home in recent months. In their final week on the Main Stem, Penn and Teller, along with Broadway’s latest whopper Hamilton and usual suspects The Lion King, Wicked and Aladdin led the pack as the top five grossing shows. On the other end of the spectrum, last year’s Best Musical winner, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, only brought in $517,799, making it the fifth lowest grossing show of the week. Another Tony-winning tuner showing signs of decline is Hedwig and the Angry Inch, but it is possible that numbers will rise as the latest star to don the wig, Taye Diggs, settles into the role and that a low running cost will keep the show afloat.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending August 16:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($2,165,067)2. Wicked ($1,913,037)3. Aladdin ($1,778,618)4. Hamilton ($1,459,314)5. The Book of Mormon ($1,448,473)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder ($517,799)4. On the Town ($435,180)3. Hedwig and the Angry Inch ($400,061)*2. Amazing Grace ($298,798)1. Hand to God (273,184) FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (101.89%)2. Hamilton (101.31%)3. Fun Home (101.25%)4. Mamma Mia! (100.43%)5. Aladdin (100.04%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Penn and Teller (71.90%)4. Jersey Boys (66.41%)3. Hand to God (63.49%)2. Amazing Grace (56.13%)1. On the Town (54.21%)* Number based on seven regular performancesSource: The Broadway League from $69.00 The Book of Mormon View Comments Related Showslast_img

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