Grosses Analysis: Broadway’s Tootsie and Beetlejuice Off to Promising Starts Ahead of Spring Openings

Grosses   Grosses Analysis: Broadway’s Tootsie and Beetlejuice Off to Promising Starts Ahead of Spring Openings
 
Meanwhile, To Kill a Mockingbird broke its own record for the highest weekly gross for an American play.
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Santino Fontana, Alex Brightman, and Sophia Anne Caruso

What do Dorothy Michaels and Beetlejuice have in common, aside from a distinct husk and a penchant for playing dress-up? For starters, they know how to attract a crowd.

The new musicals Tootsie and Beetlejuice—both based on movies of the same name—kicked off their Broadway engagements in the week ending March 31, playing to full (or just shy of full) houses in their first two performances. The former grossed 93 percent of its potential, with the latter just one point under.

Click here for an in-depth look at this week's grosses.

Meanwhie, To Kill a Mockingbird continued to shatter records at the Shubert Theatre, taking in $1,718,215—the highest weekly gross for an American play in Broadway history. The Aaron Sorkin adaptation was among the top five shows of the week, trailing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Wicked, The Lion King, and, once again taking the top spot, Hamilton.

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