Broadway Grosses: No Puzzlement Here! The King and I Plays to Full Houses

first_imgAudiences keep going and going and going, et cetera et cetera. The Tony-winning Broadway revival of The King and I reached 100% capacity for the third consecutive week and fell just short of joining the top five grossing shows. Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe played his final performance at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre on June 12; Broadway alum Jose Llana will step in as The King of Siam beginning July 14. We suspect the dazzling production will have no trouble continuing to waltz its way to the top of the boards after this cast change. (Have you heard Kelli O’Hara? And have you seen that boat?!) Additionally, the ABBA tuner Mamma Mia! has seen a steady rise in gross and capacity in recent weeks. Crowds have until September 12 to lay all their love on the Broadhurst Theatre.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending July 12:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($2,308,891)2. Wicked ($1,900,091)3. Aladdin ($1,787,410)4. The Book of Mormon ($1,450,865)5. An American in Paris ($1,406,875)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder ($489,049)4. On the Twentieth Century ($469,559)3. It Shoulda Been You ($358,327)2. Hand to God ($317,244)1. Amazing Grace ($291,315)*FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. Fun Home (103.53%)2. The Book of Mormon (102.54%)3. Aladdin (100.01%)4. The King and I (100.00%)5. The Lion King (99.91%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Hand to God (68.64%)4. Jersey Boys (65.38%)3. It Shoulda Been You (65.23%)2. Amazing Grace (62.50%)*1. On the Town (60.63%)* Number based on eight preview performancesSource: The Broadway League View Comments Ken Watanabecenter_img Star Fileslast_img read more

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