Broadway Grosses: Tony-Nominated Best Musicals Reap the Benefits of Their New High-Profile Status

first_img Related Shows A foursome of fresh musicals had reason to celebrate on May 1 when they landed a spot in the 2018 Best Musical category in advance of this year’s Tony Awards. Each nominated show has seen a rise in box office gross in the past week as theatergoers check out the newly hat-tipped tuners basking in recognition: The Band’s Visit posted a gross of $872,347.00, with Mean Girls taking in $1,496,978.20, SpongeBob SquarePants grossing $691,084.50 and Frozen earning $1,721,925.50—all increases from the week prior. As the June 10 Tony Awards ceremony approaches, now is the time to see the best new works delighting audiences this season.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending May 13:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. Hamilton ($2,816,606.00)2. Springsteen on Broadway ($2,411,032.50)*3. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ($2,125,043.00)4. The Lion King ($1,834,578.00)**5. Frozen ($1,721,925.50)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Once On This Island ($523,075.00)4. Travesties ($400,681.30)3. Children of a Lesser God ($350,754.50)2. The Play That Goes Wrong ($314,322.93)1. Saint Joan ($218,007.00)FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (103.40%)2. Come From Away (101.82%)3. Hamilton (101.61%)4. Dear Evan Hansen  (101.44%)5. Mean Girls (100.94%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Travesties (78.71%)4. School of Rock (76.62%)3. The Play That Goes Wrong (70.55%)2. Kinky Boots (67.19%)1. Escape to Margaritaville (54.57%)*Number based on five performances**Number based on seven performancesSource: The Broadway League Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 16, 2018 View Comments SpongeBob SquarePantslast_img read more