Merrily We Roll Alongside, the brand new Broadway revival of the Sondheim basic musical starring Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez, broke the six-performance home document on the Hudson Theatre with a $1.3 million gross in its first week of previews.
Filling each seat within the venue, the revival carried an eye-popping common ticket worth of $225.07, besting the $166.11 of the same old frontrunner Hamilton by a large margin for the week ending September 24.
Merrily, the Off Broadway switch from New York Theatre Workshop, grossed, to be precise, $1,304,508 for its first six Broadway previews, breaking the earlier six-performance week document of $1.18 million set by David Byrne’s American Utopia. Merrily opens on October 10.
Directed by Maria Friedman, Merrily We Roll Alongside options music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, a e-book by George Furth, and relies on the unique play by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart. Spanning three a long time within the leisure enterprise, Merrily charts the turbulent relationship between composer Franklin Shepard (Groff) and his two lifelong associates, author Mary (Mendez) and lyricist/playwright Charley (Radcliffe).
Whereas Merrily was the week’s solely absolute sell-out (Hamilton was at 99%), different sturdy performers included normal suspect Sweeney Todd, Moulin Rouge!, Aladdin, The Lion King and MJ.
Among the many slate of latest arrivals, Jaja’s African Hair Braiding, the non-prof Manhattan Theatre Membership manufacturing on the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, crammed 96% of seats on the venue, with a modest common ticket worth of $42 tallying as much as a $180,008 gross for seven performances. Opening evening is Oct. 3.
Purlie Victorious: A Non-Accomplice Romp Via The Cotton Patch, the Ossie David play revival starring Leslie Odom, Jr., crammed 71% of seats on the Music Field, grossing $259,603 with a $45.54 common ticket. The play opens Sept. 27, and opinions ought to make an impression.
Melissa Etheridge: My Window, the music & reminiscences present co-written and carried out by the “Come To My Window” rocker, crammed 89% of seats at Circle within the Sq., grossing $199,743 for 5 preview performances. Opening evening is Sept. 28.
Gutenberg! The Musical!, starring Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells, took in $687,392 for seven previews on the James Earl Jones, with attendance at 89% of capability and a wholesome common ticket of $104.02. Opening evening is Oct. 12.
In all, the 26 Broadway productions took in $22,442,339 for the week ending Sept. 24, a 3.7% enhance over the earlier week (however down about 15% in comparison with final 12 months right now). Attendance for the week was 198,785, about even with the earlier week. Common ticket worth was $112.90.
Season thus far, Broadway has grossed $520,296,686 with complete attendance of 4,278,199 at 88% of capability.
All figures courtesy of The Broadway League. For full field workplace listings, go to the League’s web site.