Broadway Box Office Steady At $34M; ‘Burn This’, ‘Hadestown’ Preview Strong

Oklahoma!, the reimagined classic musical at Circle in the Square, played to full houses, taking $599,132;
Attendance was at 80% of capacity. King Lear, starring Glenda Jackson, grossed $640,045 at the Cort, about 71% of potential.
Opening night is April 16; Burn This was down about 6% from the previous week, a slip that can be chalked up to five heavily comped press performances. The Lanford Wilson revival starring Keri Russell and Adam Driver at the Hudson Theatre took in $762,998.
So in chronological order: A roster of eight previewing productions awaited opening nights that will unfold over the next couple of weeks.
Season to date, Broadway has grossed $1,608,936,242, about 12% greater year to year. Attendance of 12,884,839 was up 10% over last year at this time.
All My Sons, starring Annette Bening and Tracy Letts  at the non-profit Roundabout's American Airlines Theatre, took in $424,814, with 92% of seats occupied. Opens April 22;
With all of its new spring arrivals up and running, Broadway box office held about steady from the previous week, a good sign given that two fewer shows were on the boards during Week 46 (ending April 14). In all, the 36 productions took in $34,725,461, with attendance of 304,463 down a small 3.4% from the previous week.
Hadestown, the remarkable musical re-telling of the Orpheus myth, was SRO at the Walter Kerr, grossed $688,422, about 81% of potential. Opens April 17;
With an average ticket price of $87, attendance was at 84% of capacity. Tootsie, at the Marquis, grossed $821,781, a middling 55% of potential. Opening night is April 23;
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, the Taylor Mac comedy starring Nathan Lane and Kristine Nielsen, played to Booth houses 94% full, but with average ticket prices a modest $67, the $388,549 b.o. Opening night is April 21; was about 45% of potential.
Some other notables of the week:
Hillary and Clinton, starring Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow at the Golden, also had a press-heavy week, with grosses of $375,438 reflecting about 46% of potential. Attendance of 5,960 filled about 95% of seats. Opens April 18;
Attendance of 4,421 was 87% of capacity. Ink, James Graham's London hit about the early Fleet Street days of Rupert Murdoch starring Bertie Carvel and Jonny Lee Miller, took in only $321,953 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, just about 44% of potential. Opens April 24;
To Kill A Mockingbird, a sell-out, grossed $1.5M, a small dip from the previous week due to a discount matinee for New York City public school kids;
Beetlejuice, the musical adaptation of the Tim Burton favorite, scared up $686,456 at the Winter Garden, 59% of potential. Attendance was 91% of capacity. Opening night of April 25 will bring down the curtain on the Broadway season's new shows.
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The week's sell-outs – or close enough, with attendance at 98% of capacity or more – were Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, Hadestown, Hamilton, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Oklahoma!, The Book of Mormon, The Lion King, To Kill a Mockingbird, What The Constitution Means To Me and Wicked.

Crowded Broadway Box Office Slips A Bit To $35M; Bold ‘Oklahoma!’ SRO

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Two productions – All My Sons and Ink – joined the line-up, just as two – Kinky Boots and The Band's Visit – bid adieu. Only the latter saw a last-minute bump, with receipts climbing by $90,453 to $756,099. Kinky Boots held steady, taking in $1,009,005, about 78% of potential for its farewell week.
Opens April 25; Beetlejuice at the Winter Garden ($765,711 for seven previews, attendance at 95% of capacity).
The packed roster of previewing productions also included:
Average ticket price of $66 was on the stingier end of the spectrum. Opening night is April 21; Attendance of 5,796 was about 94% of capacity at the Booth. Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus, pulling in $381,334, about 44% of potential.
Total attendance was 315,320, about the same as the previous week despite one more production on the roster. Average ticket price was down a bit – from $117 to $112 – with total attendance at about 90% of capacity.
Opens April 16; Burn This, doing fine at the Hudson, with Keri Russell and Adam Driver pulling in $813,664, attendance at 93% of capacity.
The new arrival had a modest average ticket price of $70. $258,936 for seven previews at the Samuel J. Opening night is April 24. Friedman Theatre, about 41% of potential but with attendance at about 82% of capacity.
Opens April 23; Tootsie at the Marquis ($796,802 for seven previews, attendance at 85% capacity).
In all, Broadway grossed $35,291,616 during Week 45 (ending April 7), a 4% dip from the previous week. A Broadway crowded with new spring shows saw customers making tough choices last week, with a hefty slice of the 38 productions registering a slip in box office from the previous week.
Both productions opened to strong reviews, and opening night passes and press comps no doubt played a part in keeping receipts well below potential. at Circle in the Square. Attendance was strong at both theaters, with Jackson playing to houses 92% filled and Oklahoma! wowing SRO crowds. Two productions had their opening nights last week: King Lear, starring Glenda Jackson, and the bold revival of Oklahoma!
Ink, James Graham's London hit about the early Fleet Street days of Rupert Murdoch starring Bertie Carvel and Jonny Lee Miller, posted receipts of
Season to date, Broadway has taken in $1,574,210,781, a 13% increase year to year. Attendance of 12,580,376 was up 11% over last year.
Still knocking 'em dead was Ain't Too Proud, the Temptations jukebox musical at the Imperial, grossing $1.3M, and, needless to say, To Kill a Mockingbird at the Shubert and Network at the Belasco.
Hadestown at the Walter Kerr, taking $615,074 for seven previews of virtually-full houses. Opens April 17;
Opening night is April 18; Hillary and Clinton, starring Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow at the Golden; solid attendance but $67 average ticket kept receipts of $391,945 at 48% of potential.
Opening night is April 22. All My Sons, the Arthur Miller revival starring Annette Bening, Tracy Letts and Benjamin Walker, filled about 92% of seats at the American Airlines Theatre, grossing $248,769 for four previews (about 62% of potential).

Broadway Box Office Climbs To $30M; Temptations Musical Nabs $872K

Choir Boy, the play from Moonlight's Tarell Alvin McCraney, hit its final note on Broadway, closing March 10 after a three-month run. Final week tally, with an average ticket price of $77, was $361,021, about 53% of potential, though 93% of seats were occupied.
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Attendance of 11,364,327 was up 12% over last year. Season to date, Broadway has taken in $1,434,947,385, a 15% bump year to year.
Kiss Me, Kate, the Roundabout's revival at Studio 54, filled 98% of seats for the non-profit subscription-heavy company, grossing $634,354. The Cole Porter beauty starring Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase opens March 14.
Houses were 84% filled. Opening night is April 4. Another previewer, King Lear starring Glenda Jackson in the title role, played seven previews at the Cort to $554,620, about 70% of potential.
Attendance of 6,699 was 94% of capacity. The musical opened (to mixed reviews) at the Lyceum on March 10, and grossed $490,672 for the week. Box office for the week's opener, Be More Chill, was down from the previous week, what with comps and press seats.
Now in previews at the Imperial Theatre, Ain't Too Proud opens March 21. Though none of the newcomers could match the sheer dollar power of monsters like Network, To Kill a Mockingbird or Harry Potter and The Cursed Child (which welcomes a replacement cast March 20), the Temptations jukeboxer Ain't Too Proud came impressively close, grossing $872,597 for seven performances. That's about 70% of its $1.3 million potential, with attendance of 9,233 at 93% of capacity.
With recent arrivals Kiss Me, Kate, Be More Chill, Ain't Too Proud and King Lear adding to the till, Broadway box office last week took an 11% hike over the previous week, hitting $30,252,790. Attendance was up a commensurate 10% to 271,052.
Aladdin was ever so close at 97%. Sell-outs for the week (or close enough, with 98% or more seats filled) were Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Kiss Me, Kate, Network (which recouped last week), The Book of Mormon, The Lion King, To Kill a Mockingbird, True West and Wicked.

Annette Bening Set For ‘All My Sons’ Broadway Revival; Tracy Letts To Co-Star

The limited engagement at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre runs through June 23. Additional cast and the design team will be announced soon.
Annette Bening and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts will star in director Gregory Mosher's Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s classic 1947 drama All My Sons. The Roundabout Theatre Company production, announced today, will begin previews April 4, 2019, with an official opening April 22.
The production will mark Bening's return to the New York stage following her performance opposite John Lithgow in the Public Theater's 2014 Shakespeare in the Park staging of King Lear. Onscreen, she recently starred in Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) and 20th Century Women (2016). Bening made her Broadway debut in 1987 with a Tony-nominated performance in Tina Howe's Coastal Disturbances.
All My Sons is set in the aftermath of WWII, as a long-hidden secret threatens the Kellers.
Actor/playwright Letts won, among other awards, a 2008 Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award for writing August: Osage County, and a 2013 Tony Award for his portrayal of George in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Bening and Letts will play Kate and Joe Keller, the grieving parents of a missing World War II soldier. Casting of the couple's surviving son, Chris, has not been announced.
The play was last seen on Broadway in 2008 starring John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Patrick Wilson and Katie Holmes. A London production starring Sally Field and Bill Pullman is planned for an April 2019 opening at the Old Vic.” />