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Grosses Broadway Grosses Analysis: The Music Man Back on Top After Hiatus

The Meredith Willson revival, starring Tony winners Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, continues its box-office domination.

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Broadway's The Music Man and all 76 of its trombones returned from hiatus at the Winter Garden and also returned to its top spot at the box office, taking in $2.7 million—nearly $700,000 more than runner-up Hamilton—for the week ending August 28. (These figures do not count the special Entertainment Community Fund performance of the musical, proceeds from which benefited the service organization.)

The total grosses for the week across all 21 currently running Broadway shows was $23,513,592, predictably getting a boost from The Music Man's return. The top five earners of the week continue to be the usual suspects, with Hamilton and The Lion King taking the second and third spots ahead of MJ The Musical and Into the Woods.

Attendance dipped slightly overall to 85.6% of capacity, down from the previous week's 89%. Top earners The Music ManHamilton, and The Lion King each failed to sell out all of their performances, with lofty top ticket prices ($597, $449, and $199, respectively) and large-capacity theatres allowing them to sit at the top of the list regardless.

Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen, set to close September 18, is continuing to enjoy an end-of-run high. Newly starring Stranger Things' Gaten Matarazzo, the production brought in over a million this week and played to standing-room-only houses.

Take a look at the full report here.

 
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