Broadway Grosses: Waitress Joins the Millionaire’s Club

first_imgKeala Settle, Jessie Mueller & Kimiko Glenn in ‘Waitress'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Here’s what baking—and a hit musical during a holiday weekend—can do. The Sara Bareilles musical Waitress, which begin performances in March, surpassed the $1 million mark in grosses for the first time this past week. After Hamilton and School of Rock, it’s the third of this season’s five Tony Award for Best Musical nominees to join the Millionaire’s Club. Expect Shuffle Along to be next; having reached its highest gross at $985,656 this past week, it’s tapping toward the seven-figure milestone. Meanwhile, Best Play contender The Humans played to 98.05% capacity—a slight decrease from the previous week. We suspect a trophy on June 12 is all it would take for the Stephen Karam play to get the couple of points it needs to reach SRO.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending May 29:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($2,072,450)2. Hamilton ($1,917,923)3. Wicked ($1,744,424)4. Aladdin ($1,524,878)5. The Book of Mormon ($1,346,049)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Fun Home ($387,952)4. Fully Committed ($371,654)3. Eclipsed ($295,071)2. The Father ($246,823)1. An Act of God ($122,461)*FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.38%)2. Hamilton (101.74%)3. Shuffle Along (101.66%)4. Waitress (101.15%)5. The Lion King (99.88%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (65.63%)4. Kinky Boots (65.59%)3. Fiddler on the Roof (62.28%)2. Jersey Boys (60.73%)1. Eclipsed (58.25%)* Number based on two preview performancesSource: The Broadway League View Commentslast_img read more