B’way Grosses: Rotten! Gets a Boost as Christian Borle Bows Out

first_imgChristian Borle in ‘Something Rotten!'(Photo: Joan Marcus) View Comments It’s hard to be the Bard, but it’s even harder to say goodbye. Christian Borle took his final bow in Something Rotten! on July 16, concluding his Tony-winning stint as a leather-clad Shakespeare at the St. James Theatre. The musical comedy bid farewell to him with a box office boost reaching six figures; at $745,373, it reached its highest numbers since April. Additional shows to celebrate similar upticks included The Color Purple, On Your Feet! and Aladdin. Meanwhile, Cats crawled its way back to Broadway and took in $603,553 for its first four purrformances (sorry), and The Crucible ended its limited engagement with a spike up to $613,098 and the highest capacity since its official opening.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending July 17:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($2,513,984)*2. Hamilton ($2,282,207)*3. Wicked ($1,780,497)4. Aladdin ($1,683,488)5. The Book of Mormon ($1,486,802)*UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Motown the Musical ($424,198)4. Fully Committed ($415,767)3. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ($393,715)2. Fun Home ($366,852)1. An Act of God ($337,557)FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.07%)*2. Hamilton (101.38%)*3. Waitress (100.00%)4. The Humans (99.39%)5. Shuffle Along (99.12%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (67.45%)4. Paramour (66.51%)3. Jersey Boys (65.68%)2. An American in Paris (65.06%)1. Kinky Boots (64.72%)* Number based on nine regular performancesSource: The Broadway Leaguelast_img read more

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