Broadway ticket sales, which have been on a bit of a rollercoaster ride as of late, improved for the week ending April 13 compared...

Broadway ticket sales, which have been on a bit of a rollercoaster ride as of late, improved for the week ending April 13 compared to the previous reporting period. Last week’s low was $17,944,821 compared to this week’s tally of $18,543,795, not counting the revenue of Young Frankenstein. The Mel Brooks musical is still not reporting box office receipts but they are estimated by Variety to be about $1 million for the week.

The highest grossing productions – no surprises here – were: Wicked, The Lion King, Jersey Boys and The Little Mermaid.

The play, The Country Girl, shone in its first week of previews, grossing $381,414. The perennial favorite South Pacific also had a great week with box office sales almost $130,000 above the previous week. Gypsy danced with an increase of about $50,000. Curtains drew to a close at the end of the week with a loss of eight percent in attendance, the largest drop of any production.

There’s a slew of hot, new stars on Broadway, like Marisa Perry who made her debut this week at the Neil Simon Theatre as the latest “Tracy Turnblad” in Hairspray. Then there’s gorgeous Mario Lopez who made his debut last night as well. He joined the cast of A Chorus Line playing at the Schoenfeld Theatre. You’d recognize him if you’re a fan of “Dancing With The Stars” where he was a recent finalist. And how about Kyle Dean Massey? He joins the others, making his debut this week as a member of the cast of Xanadu at the Helen Hayes Theatre.

OPENINGS:
MacBeth opened at the Lyceum April 8.

IN PREVIEWS:
A Catered Affair at the Walter Kerr opens April 17.
Cry-Baby at the Marquis opens April 24.
The Country Girl at the Jacobs opens April 27.
Thurgood at the Booth opens April 30.
Les Liasons Dangereuses at the American Airlines Theatre opens May 1.

CLOSING:
The Homecoming closed April 13.

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Broadway Gross Ticket Sales
Week Ending April 13, 2008

Production
(Theatre)
Weekly Gross Total Atten. Prev. Perf. Total Capacity Avg. Ticket Price Atten. %
A Catered Affair
(Kerr)
$371,887 5,294 7 0 933 $70.25 81.1%
A Chorus Line
(Schoenfeld)
$299,744 4,748 0 8 1,069 $63.13 55.5%
August: Osage County
(Imperial)
$480,327 6,700 0 8 1,419 $71.69 59.0%
Avenue Q
(Golden)
$281,329 4,463 0 8 796 $63.04 70.1%
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
(Broadhurst)
$710,501 8,616 0 8 1,168 $82.46 92.2%
Chicago
(Ambassador)
$453,218 6,875 0 8 1,080 $65.92 79.6%
Cry-Baby
(Marquis)
$278,943 7,826 8 0 1,565 $35.64 62.5%
Curtains
(Hirschfeld)
$392,312 6,381 0 8 1,422 $61.48 56.1%
Grease
(Atkinson)
$647,073 7,806 0 8 1,072 $82.89 91.0%
Gypsy
(St. James)
$821,446 11,725 0 8 1,707 $70.06 85.9%
Hairspray
(Neil Simon)
$710,766 10,795 0 8 1,428 $65.84 94.5%
In the Heights
(Rodgers)
$488,233 7,435 0 8 1,344 $65.67 69.1%
Jersey Boys
(August Wilson)
$1,131,348 9,832 0 8 1,222 $115.07 100.6%
Legally Blonde
(Palace)
$620,326 9,401 0 8 1,691 $65.99 69.5%
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
(American Airlines)
$87,613 1,895 3 0 731 $46.23 86.4%
Macbeth
(Lyceum)
$381,988 5,092 0 7 910 $75.02 79.9%
Mamma Mia!
(Cadillac Winter Garden)
$875,430 11,532 0 8 1,498 $75.91 96.2%
Mary Poppins
(New Amsterdam)
$903,235 13,298 0 8 1,797 $67.92 92.5%
November
(Barrymore)
$379,784 5,152 0 8 1,058 $73.72 60.9%
Passing Strange
(Belasco)
$198,628 3,903 0 8 998 $50.89 48.9%
Rent
(Nederlander)
$455,248 7,238 0 8 1,181 $62.90 76.6%
South Pacific
(Beaumont)
$706,979 7,950 0 8 1,041 $88.93 95.5%
Spamalot
(Shubert)
$754,369 9,700 0 8 1,441 $77.77 84.1%
Spring Awakening
(O’Neill)
$441,365 6,159 0 8 1,090 $71.66 70.6%
Sunday in the Park with George
(Studio 54)
$399,007 7,446 0 8 1,004 $53.59 92.7%
The Country Girl
(Jacobs)
$381,414 5,327 7 0 1,103 $71.60 69.0%
The Homecoming
(Cort)
$178,669 3,257 0 8 1,082 $54.86 37.6%
The Lion King
(Minskoff)
$1,206,587 13,003 0 8 1,654 $92.79 98.3%
The Little Mermaid
(Lunt-Fontanne)
$1,007,862 11,197 0 8 1,518 $90.01 92.2%
The Phantom of the Opera
(Majestic)
$743,579 11,918 0 8 1,607 $62.39 92.7%
Thurgood
(Booth)
$79,175 1,355 2 0 780 $58.43 86.9%
Wicked
(Gershwin)
$1,506,420 14,472 0 8 1,809 $104.09 100.0%
Xanadu
(Hayes)
$168,990 2,596 0 8 596 $65.10 54.4%

All data provided by The Broadway League