For the second straight week, Tom Stoppard’s “Leopoldstadt” broke its own house record, as it grossed $1,158,050.70 for the week ending Oct. 23.
The week prior, the production broke the $1 million mark for the first time, when it grossed $1,095,528.50 and set the house record at the Longacre Theatre for a new play.
Across Broadway for the week ending Oct. 23, the 28 productions playing grossed $28,585,160, down 0.13% from last week. Capacity was at 90%, down 0.87%.
The three highest-grossing productions were “The Music Man,” “Hamilton” and “MJ.” Of the 28 productions, 12 played to 95% or greater capacity.
“Cost of Living” saw its strongest week yet. Martyna Majok’s recently extended play grossed $261,508, up 17% from last week. Attendance also increased by 12% and the production played to 69% capacity.
“The Kite Runner” also saw increases at the box office in its penultimate week on Broadway. The play, which announced plans for a 2024 national tour, grossed $381,354.65, up 10%, and played to 76% capacity, up 5%.
Following its Oct. 13 opening night, “The Piano Lesson” grossed $915,116.40, which marks a 31% increase. However, attendance dropped 7% and the revival played to 83% capacity.
Meanwhile, “Into the Woods” continues to dip at the box office. Grosses for the revival dropped 36% last week to $775,359,09. This marks the first time the musical has earned less than $1 million since it began performances in June. Attendance dipped by 15% and the production played to 74% capacity.
Two productions, “Almost Famous” and “KPOP,” canceled one performance each last week. Those musicals, along with “Walking With Ghosts” and “Kimberly Akimbo,” remained in previews, while “Topdog/Underdog” opened on Oct. 20.