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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 5/31

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS - read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 5/29/2016.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

THE LION KING $2,072,450
HAMILTON $1,917,923
WICKED $1,744,424
ALADDIN $1,524,878
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,346,049


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
THE FATHER ($246,823), ECLIPSED ($295,071), FULLY COMMITTED ($371,654), FUN HOME ($387,952), BLACKBIRD ($392,758)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

PARAMOUR $219,143
HAMILTON $153,115
SCHOOL OF ROCK $151,532
MATILDA $86,528
TUCK EVERLASTING $85,155


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
ON YOUR FEET! ($-127,737), AMERICAN PSYCHO ($-124,989), BEAUTIFUL ($-114,185), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS ($-103,519), KINKY BOOTS ($-85,435)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $178.38
THE BOOK OF MORMON $154.17
THE LION KING $152.93
WICKED $127.33
SHUFFLE ALONG, OR, THE MAKING OF THE MUSICAL SENSATION OF 1921 AND ALL THAT $125.85


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
TUCK EVERLASTING ($51.67), BLACKBIRD ($60.21), THE FATHER ($66.40), BRIGHT STAR ($73.49), THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME ($73.59)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

HAMILTON 143.67%
THE LION KING 100.0%
ALADDIN 98.68%
WAITRESS 98.23%
WICKED 98.01%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
THE FATHER (36.34%), TUCK EVERLASTING (36.78%), ECLIPSED (37.42%), AMERICAN PSYCHO (41.81%), FINDING NEVERLAND (41.97%)


Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.4%
SHUFFLE ALONG, OR, THE MAKING OF THE MUSICAL SENSATION OF 1921 AND ALL THAT 101.7%
HAMILTON 101.7%
WAITRESS 101.1%
THE LION KING 99.9%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
ECLIPSED (58.2%), JERSEY BOYS (60.7%), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (62.3%), THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (65.6%), KINKY BOOTS (65.6%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

PARAMOUR 4518
TUCK EVERLASTING 1457
SCHOOL OF ROCK 719
BLACKBIRD 514
MATILDA 329


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
ON YOUR FEET! (-1378), AMERICAN PSYCHO (-1372), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (-1365), BRIGHT STAR (-1080), KINKY BOOTS (-998)

That's all for this week... Other statistics that you'd like to see? Let us know!


Tonys Host with the Most James Corden - Crosswalk the Musical x3

There's no better way to sail into this holiday weekend than:

a) doing an anti-rain dance to stave off the showers currently in the tri-state forecast, and then

b) get ready for James Corden who I think is going to make a *fantastic* host for this year's Tony Awards. 

His latest episode of 'Crosswalk the Musical', an ongoing segment on his late night show premiered this week, featuring Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and a little show called THE LION KING. 

Previous entries featured THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (with members of the current tour cast) 

and, GREASE. 

What would you like to see him take on next?


The Theater of Trump

Here's an interesting read today from the LA Times, "The theater of Trump: What Shakespeare can teach us about the Donald". Theater Critic Charles McNulty opines on the tragedies, comedies (sigh) and dramas that might apply to this year's presidential race. 

And if that's too serious for you, or you're getting as sick of election related items as I am, you'll enjoy today's hilarious episode of Turning the Tables, as casting director Merri Sugarman auditions for Fantine in Les Miserables!

 


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Trailer + Animated Shot by Shot

Monday brought the launch of the teaser trailer for Disney's upcoming live action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, available here. It quickly set the Internet on fire, surpassing even the new Star Wars film for first-day views .

It's no wonder that word has leaked this morning that the Mouse House is considering giving THE LITTLE MERMAID the same treatment.

It's also no wonder that someone's matched up the new trailer with footage from the original animated film. How cool!

 


Is There Anything Lena Hall Can't Do?

Short Answer... no.  The star will reprise her Tony Award-winning performance as Yitzhak in the upcoming National Tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, in performances at both the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco (October 2-30, 2016) and the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles (November 1-27, 2016). She will join previously-announced Darren Criss on the tour.

Below, watch as Hall is joined onstage by her past costars in her final Broadway curtain call:

In a groundbreaking twist, Lena Hall will also play the role of Hedwig for one performance a week in San Francisco and Los Angeles. It is a rare occasion for a Tony Award winner to go on national tour, and historic for the same person to play both Hedwig and Yitzhak. Book writer John Cameron Mitchell enthused, "Oh my Goddess, Lena Hall is the only talent I know who could play a brilliant Yitzhak and Hedwig in the same production. Talk about finding your other half. It's Hedwig history in the making."

Hall, thrilled at the opportunity to explore and express this double role, explains, "I'm thrilled to be returning to Hedwig and the Angry Inch performing not one, but two iconic roles in Los Angeles and my hometown of San Francisco. I have never been one to shy away from a challenge and playing Hedwig has always been a dream of mine. To be able to play both Yitzhak and Hedwig in the same day presents one of the biggest challenges I have seen to date and I'm so excited! Not only will I get to share the stage with my fellow San Francisco native and friend Darren Criss; but I will also get a chance to begin my own journey as the glam rock heroine Hedwig. To tell her story in my hometown and in Los Angeles is the greatest homecoming I can think of, and I am looking forward to sharing this journey with my friends, family and Hedheads."

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The 2001 Syracuse University graduate (School of Information Studies) is also the owner of Wisdom Digital Media, an award-winning leading design company for entertainment and technology web sites. In his previous life, he held an executive position for the world's leading publisher of technology magazines, web sites and conferences and, as a result, was named among the "Top thirty magazine industry executives under the age of 30" by FOLIO Magazine.

Robert Diamond founded BroadwayWorld.com in 2003, which has now become the largest theatre web site in the world. He also serves as the site's Editor-in-Chief, covering Broadway and beyond, with specific local coverage for 100 cities in the United States, 35 countries worldwide and 10 other related areas of entertainment - including dance, opera, fashion, concerts, comedy, films, television and more. In 2014, the site was awarded an Award for Excellence in Theatre Arts Education by the prestigious Theatre Museum.

Diamond got his start in the entertainment field, accidentally, when he created the 'official web site' (while in college) for Michael Crawford, the popular actor and original Tony and Olivier Award-winning star of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. (He still blames Crawford - and credits him - for anything that goes particularly right or wrong during an average day.)

As a respected member of the Broadway and theatre community, Diamond also served as Lead Producer for a series of sold-out shows using the BroadwayWorld.com 'brand' for a set of 'Standing Ovations' concerts, which also branched out into titles that included Holiday Shows and even more specific concerts like 'From Stage to Screen and Back Again' in tandem with publishers and movie studios. All proceeds were in turn donated to Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, the industry's leader in aid for performers in need.

Robert lives in Manhattan with his wife and two dogs, growing the business and getting little sleep. In addition, you can usually find him in a theatre many nights a week. Robert's very popular blog, 'The Broadway Pulse' appears daily on BroadwayWorld.com and he also wrote weekly about theatre for the USA Network's Character Approved blog.

In late 2012, Wisdom Digital Media announced the official spinoff and launch of 10 new entertainment web sites including BWWTVWorld.com, BWWBooksWorld.com, BWWMusicWorld.com, BWWArtWorld.com, BWWFitnessWorld.com, BWWDanceWorld.com, BWWClassicalWorld.com and BWWOperaWorld.com.

In 2013 BWWHub.com launched as a portal to the complete family of entertainment and lifestyle offerings. The site's expansion was featured in a Crain's New York Business profile as well.

In December of 2014, Diamond was one of 5 Syracuse University Alumni, all having achieved success in the world of start-ups, business growth and venture capital, participating on a panel addressing young alumni who are currently pursuing their dreams of running their own business and experiencing the day to day challenges of a startup. It is part of the university's new Student Accelerator Program, for which Rob was recommended by Syracuse University's i-School.

In 2014, BroadwayWorld.com returned to the concert stage, with a series of benefit concerts featuring Broadway's brightest stars. The site continued its growth and leading technology support in 2015 adding exclusive features, an industry-first Apple TV app, new iPhone, Android and iPad Apps, Apple Watch and Safari alerts, a slew of original video content & more.

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