Fish In The Dark began previews last week, adding a dash of excitement (Larry David-style, such as it is) to the midwinter glums. Fish closed in on $1 million at the Cort Theatre box office, well above its $876.6K gross potential and just over capacity for seven performances in the 1,073-seat Shubert-owned house.
Overall, the Street was up $1.26 million to $18.8 million for 27 shows in Week 37 of the season, according to figures released by the trade group Broadway League. The River closed, sending Hugh Jackman off until whatever he does next. If/Then resumed performances after Idina Menzel’s star-spangled hiatus. That show played to 70% of capacity at the Nederlanders’ 1,311-seat Richard Rodgers, taking in $563K, or 44% of its $1.3 million gross potential.
Shows limping along, but barely, continue to be Honeymoon In Vegas, down another 10 grand to $359K or 31% of potential; It’s Only A Play, down $38K to 41% of its $513K potential; and On The Town, down $111.5K to $380K, just 23% of its potential at the very large Lyric. Even that recent wet kiss from the New York Times about the show’s optimistic producers isn’t going to save this one.