Broadway’s ‘A Beautiful Noise’ and ‘Some Like It Hot’ draw in audiences – Deadline


Two of Broadway’s new fall season animated musicals – A Beautiful Noise, the Neil Diamond Musical and Some like it hot – began previews last week, both doing good business in their first partial weeks.

A nice sound drew $845,074 for five performances, filling 88% of seats at Broadhurst with an average ticket price of $166. The show opens on December 4.

At the Shubert Theater, Some like it hot, the musical adaptation of the classic 1959 motion picture comedy, grossed $539,593 for 6 performances, filling 82% of the venue’s seats with an average ticket of $76. Opening night is December 11.

In total, the 32 Broadway shows grossed $29,813,739, a 9% increase from the previous week. Attendance rose about 8% to 246,013.

Other recent arrivals include & Julietpremiering at the Stephen Sondheim Theater and grossing $779,402 for seven previews, with attendance at 98% capacity. Kimberly Akimbothe acclaimed Off Broadway musical making its Broadway debut, took 90% of the booth seats, grossing $420,700.

Casey Loves, ‘Almost Famous’ Solea Pfeiffer (Photo by Matt Murphy)

almost known, the musical adaptation of the 2000 film, had its grand opening at the Jacobs last Thursday, so press seats and other comps took their usual bite of the apple. The musical, to mixed reviews, grossed $641,886, with 81% of the seats taken.

Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and the Poolpreviewed at Vivian Beaumont of the Lincoln Center nonprofit, raised $358,288, with a 73% stake.

KPOP, previewing at Circle in the Square ahead of a November 20 opening, was at 83% capacity for seven performances (one matinee performance was canceled), but with a tiny $35 average ticket only brought in than $139,388. (The musical also canceled its Nov. 9 matinee performance.)

take me out, last spring’s hit baseball game that returned this fall, was still finding its audience after last week’s break, filling 57% of the seats at the Schoenfeld for a gross of $451,494. In the same way, Topdog/Underdog played at 54% capacity at the Golden, netting $260,677. walk with ghoststhe one-man show starring Gabriel Byrne, took just 46% of seats at the Music Box, grossing $168,378 for seven performances.

In his last week, Cost of life grossed $239,420, at 75% capacity on the Friedman.

The week’s top earners were the usual suspects: The music man ($2,899,405); hamilton ($1,963,828); The Lion King ($1,761,156); GM ($1,760,183); funny girl ($1,696,277); and The Phantom of the Opera ($1,643,240). Other issues topping the $1 million mark were Aladdin, Beetlejuice, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Leopoldstadt, Moulin Rouge!, Six (at the new Lena Horne Theatre, formerly the Brooks Atkinson) and Nasty.

Season-to-date, Broadway has grossed $669,784,339, with total attendance of 5,276,451 at about 87% capacity.

The 32 productions grossing numbers on Broadway last week were & Juliet, 1776, Aladdin, Almost Famous, A Nice Noise, Beetlejuice, The Book of Mormon, Chicago, Cost of Living, Death of a Salesman, Funny Girl, Hadestown, Hamilton, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child , Into the Woods, Kimberly Akimbo, KPOP, Leopoldstadt, The Lion King, Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and the Pool, The Musician, MJ, Moulin Rouge!, The Phantom of the Opera, The Piano Lesson, Six, One weird loop, Some Like It Hot, Take Me Out, Topdog/Underdog, Walking With Ghosts and Nasty.

All figures courtesy of The Broadway League.

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