Broadway waved goodbye to Dear Evan Hansen this past week, and the production enjoyed the fourth highest-grossing week of its entire run, taking in $1.25 million and playing to 100.56% full houses. The Tony-winning musical's final week on the boards saw an increase of more than $200,000 from the previous week with fans rushing to the Music Box Theatre for one last viewing.
Elsewhere, the usual suspects topped the list, with the top five spots going to The Music Man, Hamilton, MJ the Musical, The Lion King, and Wicked. The Hugh Jackman- and Sutton Foster-led Music Man revival pulled in nearly $3 million, its best week since July.
Notably, Funny Girl, after seeing a massive box-office increase with the addition of Lea Michele and Tovah Feldshuh the week of September 11, was still flying high even as Michele was sidelined with COVID this past week—standby Julie Benko took over the role in her absence. The production brought in $1.14 million, which, while a decrease from the initial boom, remains markedly higher than the production was seeing before the casting change.
Broadway was up nearly $5 million from the previous week with box-office totals coming in at $24.95 million, thanks in part to three new productions entering previews: Leopoldstadt, Cost of Living, 1776, and Death of a Salesman. Of the 24 running shows last week, most were playing to large audiences as well, with 90.95% of seats filled cumulatively. Dear Evan Hansen, Come From Away, and MJ the Musical all played to standing-room-only houses with more than 100% of seats filled, with only nine productions playing to less than 90% capacity.
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