‘Jagged Little Pill’ Swallows $1.1M In First Full Week; Broadway’s Total Box Office At $35M

Celia Rose Gooding, Lauren Patten, 'Jagged Little Pill' Matthew Murphy

Jagged Little Pill, the Alanis Morissette musical that’s not about Alanis Morissette, joined the Million Dollar Club in its first full week on the Broadway grosses chart, taking in $1,107,845 for eight previews for the week ending Nov. 10.

The Jagged take no doubt helped Broadway’s overall total, which jumped about 14% from last week to $35,399,366. In all, Broadway’s 35 productions drew 291,419 ticket-buyers, an 8% over the previous week.

Based on the themes of Morissette’s 1995 album, Jagged tells the story of a suburban family dealing with some turbulence in their lives, rather than being an Morissette bio-musical like Tina, also doing big biz. Jagged filled about 95% of seats at the Broadhurst, and earned about 89% of box office potential (expect that figure to rise when last week’s average ticket price of $129 to rise).

‘Tina – The Tina Turner Musical’

As for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, critics crowned a new toast of the town in Adrienne Warren, who plays and sings (and sings) the title character. The show opened Nov. 7, so the week included two press performances and a heavily comped opening night, reflected  in a 9% drop to $1,332,425. Expect that to rise next week, along with last week’s average ticket price of $112.

Also notable Hadestown, not for selling out (that’s par for the weekly course at the Walter Kerr) but for being the week that investors recouped their initial investment of $11.5M. Adding to the till was last week’s $1,461,216, a whopping 134% of its box office potential (translated: the show likely had lots of folks paying for premium tickets or standing room).

Also in this season of previews and press seats, The Inheritance grossed $738,918 at the Barrymore, about 65% of its potential. The Olivier-winning play opens Nov. 17. Word of mouth and reviews will tell the tale on this one.

Closing out its run at the Hayes, Linda Vista saw a $56K rise over its penultimate week, grossing $308,368, a little over half its potential.

Coming as Linda Vista was going (just in time for the holidays)was A Christmas Carol, with Campbell Scott, Andrea Martin and LaChanze. The Dickens classic, as interpreted by Jack Thorne, played just three previews at the Lyceum, taking $106,450. Nov. 20 is opening night.

The week’s sell-outs (or virtually, at 98% of capacity or more) were American Utopia, Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, Hadestown, Hamilton, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Moulin Rouge!, The Book of Mormon, Tina, To Kill a Mockingbird and Wicked.

Season to date, Broadway has grossed $780,083,572, down about 7% year to year. Total attendance to date is 6,489,478, holding steady with last season at this time.

All figures courtesy of the trade group Broadway League.

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2019/11/broadway-box-office-jagged-little-pill-tina-turner-hadestown-1202783059/