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Broadway Grosses: Crowds Catch New Musicals as Tony Noms Loom

first_img With Tony nominations just around the corner, audiences are catching this season’s new musicals before some celebrate a post-announcement high tide. School of Rock surpassed the million-dollar mark this past week, taking in $1,003,657. In its first full week after opening, Waitress reached full capacity at 100.08% and grossed $907,936. Shuffle Along opened officially on April 28 and ended the week with a house just shy of Standing Room Only. Meanwhile, the expected leader of the pack, Hamilton, remained in the top five by gross. Tune in on May 3 at 8:30 AM to see how these shows and more fare when the Tony Award nominations are announced!Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending May 1:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($1,950,539)2. Hamilton ($1,818,758)3. Wicked ($1,625,910)4. Aladdin ($1,494,979)5. The Book of Mormon ($1,332,910)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Long Day’s Journey Into Night ($344,594)*4. Tuck Everlasting ($340,152)**3. The Father ($294,222)2. Eclipsed ($269,110)1. Disaster! ($264,032)FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.16%)2. Hamilton (101.76%)3. Waitress (100.81%)4. The Lion King (99.99%)5. Aladdin (99.70%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Jersey Boys (62.08%)4. Bright Star (62.07%)3. Finding Neverland (61.65%)2. Eclipsed (55.92%)1. Disaster! (50.01%)* Number based on preview performance and six regular performances** Number based on one preview performance and seven regular performancesSource: The Broadway League Alex Brightman in ‘School of Rock'(Photo: Matthew Murphy) View Commentslast_img read more