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‘Gutenberg!’ Ends On High Note, ‘Sweeney Todd’ Slips Again – Broadway Box Office

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Broadway box office held fairly steady last week, with Sweeney Todd‘s post-Groban slide at least partially offset by gains from most other shows. In all, the 25 productions grossed $24,615,726 for the week ending January 28, about 4% greater than the previous week.

Attendance was up about 5% to 217,847.

Box office for Sweeney, which recently saw the departures of original stars Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford, was on the decline for the second consecutive week, down about $19,000 to $776,081. Attendance at the Lunt-Fontanne was at 90% of capacity, but a low average ticket price – $81.97 – kept total receipts modest. The trend likely will slow or stop with the February 9 arrivals of starry replacements Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster.

In the final week of its limited run, Gutenberg! The Musical! set a house record at the James Earl Jones Theatre, taking in $1,462,227 and playing to standing room only crowds. Producers announced yesterday that the musical, starring Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells, has recouped its $6.75 million investment.

Also topping the $1 million mark for the week were & Juliet, $1,058,739; Aladdin, $1,120,150; Back to the Future, $1,036,005; Hamilton $1,725,790; Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, $1,145,407; Merrily We Roll Along, $1,598,882; MJ, $1,349,620; Moulin Rouge!, $1,120,097; The Lion King, $1,701,309; and Wicked $1,634,334.

Season to date, Broadway has grossed $1,045,837,739, with total attendance at 8,281,765.

All figures courtesy of The Broadway League. For complete box office listings, visit the League’s website.

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