Broadway grosses picked up last week, as several productions began long-awaited performances and as the spring season swings into full gear.
Total gross across all 34 productions increased to $34.8 million in the week ended April 17, up from $28.3 million grossed by 31 productions in the previous week. Capacity remained flat at 87%.
“Mrs. Doubtfire” returned to Broadway after a three-month hiatus, grossing $528,807 across six performances and playing to a capacity of 95%.
“A Strange Loop” played its first preview on April 14, after a COVID-19-related delay, and grossed $202,403 across its first four preview performances. The new musical played to a capacity of 75%.
“Beetlejuice,” which returned to Broadway on April 8, grossed $1.5 million across its first seven-performance week and played to a capacity of 96%.
Several shows continued to see a spring boost, as “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” had its highest grossing week of the season, bringing in $1.9 million and playing to 99% capacity. “Six” grossed $1.35 million, surpassing the previous week’s high.
“The Music Man” continued to top the grosses, bringing in $3.3 million and playing to a capacity of 99.4%. “for colored girls” and “The Skin of Our Teeth” took the bottom two grossing spots, albeit in the lead up to their opening nights.
“American Buffalo,” “The Little Prince” and “The Minutes” opened last week, leading to overall lower gross totals. “Paradise Square” was dark last week due to COVID-19 cases in the company, but was scheduled to resume performances April 19.