Even with a Covid-shortened efficiency schedule, Lea Michele’s megastar turn in Silly Lady used to be severe alternate final week, with box advise of job for the musical revival higher than doubling from the outdated week.
For the week ending September 11 — Michele’s first week as Fanny Brice — Silly Lady grossed $1,639,212, a dramatic upturn from the outdated week’s $659,874 and a fundamental improvement over even the $1.3 million excessive averages of normal megastar Beanie Feldstein’s early weeks final spring.
Next week’s grosses sage could maybe also honest aloof present but but every other facet to Michele’s box advise of job impact: She’s out of the manufacturing this week due to the an even Covid check (final week she performed very most attention-grabbing four performances, including her first evening on Tuesday, then the Wednesday matinee and evening presentations, and again on Friday; Julie Benko performs the role on Thursdays and filled in for the three weekend presentations that Michele omitted). Deadline hears there dangle been a fundamental alternative of sign alternate requests final weekend.
Aloof, even with Michele’s curtailed efficiency schedule, Silly Lady filled 96% of its seats for the week, when put next to the 70-80ish percentages of most trendy weeks.
Finally, Silly Lady used to be one amongst few Broadway presentations that didn’t remove a colossal, submit-Labor Day Vacation hit final week. Total grosses for the 19 presentations on the boards totaled $20,638,554, a 19% drop from the outdated vacationer-heavy week. The drop in receipts additionally reflects a a piece slimmer roster: 19 presentations when put next with the outdated week’s 21 – and one amongst the lacking used to be the mega-bucks earner The Tune Man, on a scheduled hiatus whereas megastar Hugh Jackman makes the film festival rounds with Florian Zeller’s The Son. (The opposite now-long past current used to be Billy Crystal’s Mr. Saturday Night.)
Producers for The Tune Man announced as of late that the present will shut this January 1 with Jackman’s departure.
Assorted presentations that did smartly final week were a few about-to-shut productions: Come From Away, which closes October 2, filled 99% of its seats for a $781,173 remove, whereas Pricey Evan Hansen, closing September 18, used to be a sellout, grossing $1,050,167.
Assorted high earners within the $1M+ fluctuate were Aladdin, Hamilton, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, MJ, Moulin Rouge, Six, The Lion King and Spoiled. Into the Woods, now with a stellar change solid, grossed $1,044,801, a noticeable drop from the outdated week’s $1.8M.
Coming weeks will see necessary process on the roster: September by myself will see previews open for Tag of Residing, Leopoldstadt, 1776, Death of a Salesman, The Piano Lesson and Topdog/Underdog, with extra to come again later this drop.
Season thus some distance, Broadway has grossed $449,823,161, with complete attendance of 3,501,670 at about 86% of capability.
The 19 productions reporting figures on Broadway final week were Aladdin, Beetlejuice, The Book of Mormon, Chicago, Come From Away, Pricey Evan Hansen, Silly Lady, Hadestown, Hamilton, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Into the Woods, The Kite Runner, The Lion King, MJ, Moulin Rouge!, The Phantom of the Opera, Six, A Uncommon Loop and Spoiled.
All figures courtesy of the Broadway League.