Grosses Analysis: The Ferryman Gets Boost Ahead of Big Tonys Win | Playbill

Grosses Grosses Analysis: The Ferryman Gets Boost Ahead of Big Tonys Win Audiences clamored to catch the Carneys before Broadway’s biggest night.
Brian d’Arcy James and cast of The Ferryman Joan Marcus

The Ferryman proved bigger is (sometimes) better June 9 taking home four Tony Awards including Best Play. Before earning its accolades, however, the 21-person family epic welcomed a swarm of theatregoers seemingly in the know. In the week ending on Tony Sunday, the Jez Butterworth play took in $618,056—its highest gross since February.

The show saw a relative boost in the size of its house as well, playing to 75.8 percent capacity. Expect both numbers to increase in its final few weeks (the play closes July 7 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre).

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

Most productions celebrated similar upticks, including the Glenda Jackson-led King Lear (the revival played its final week up over $100,000 from the week before), Mean Girls (which welcomed new star Reneé Rapp over the weekend), and the musical comedy Beetlejuice.

Photos: The 2018-2019 Broadway Marquees

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