Although she is now out of the production through September 20 due to testing positive for COVID, Lea Michele's first week in the Broadway revival of Funny Girl was a boon for the box office, bringing in $1,639,212 compared to the previous week's $659,874. The production, which also welcomed Tovah Feldshuh September 6, played to 95.81% capacity.
The Michael Mayer-directed revival was the third highest-grossing production for the week ending September 11. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Hamilton took the top spot with $1,884,105. The Music Man, which is typically in the first position, was on a scheduled hiatus and did not hold any performances during the week. The top earners also included MJ The Musical ($1,698,290) and the Disney hit The Lion King ($1,580,294).
Watch Lea Michele and Tovah Feldshuh Take Their 1st Bows in Broadway's Funny Girl
The total grosses for the week across all 19 running Broadway shows was $20,638,554. Attendance decreased to 89.79% of capacity, down slightly from the previous week's 89.84%.
Playing to 100% capacity or more were the aforementioned MJ and the Tony-winning Dear Evan Hansen, which is in its final week at the Music Box Theatre.
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