B’way Grosses: Billy Porter Raises You (and Numbers) Up in Kinky Boots

first_img Kinky Boots Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 Kinky Boots will welcome Emmy winner Wayne Brady to the Land of Lola beginning November 20, but before then, Tony winner Billy Porter is keeping the crowd at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre hot as ever. The tuner, which also just celebrated its West End opening night, surpassed the $1 million mark for the first time last week since May and continues its upward climb to hit 100% capacity. We will keep an eye on the Tony-winning musical’s numbers as Porter enters his final weeks and Brady dons the red thigh-highs. Meanwhile, Spring Awakening ended its penultimate week of previews in the bottom five, but we suspect continuing word of mouth and potential glowing reviews (not unlike the original 2006 production) to deliver an uptick. The Deaf West production opens on September 27.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending September 20:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($1,791,791)2. Wicked ($1,570,535)3. Hamilton ($1,545,346)4. The Book of Mormon ($1,478,350)5. Aladdin ($1,450,679)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Spring Awakening ($473,074)*4. Amazing Grace ($353,166)3. Hand to God ($304,786)2. Old Times ($233,302)***1. Fool For Love ($177,278)**FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.61%)2. Hamilton (101.14%)3. Fun Home (100.56%)4. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (100.48%)5. The Lion King (100.01%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Jersey Boys (83.53%)4. Fool For Love (82.29%)**3. Spring Awakening (81.73%)*2. Hand to God (70.19%)1. Amazing Grace (56.37%)* Number based on eight preview performances**Number based on six preview performances***Number based on five preview performancesSource: The Broadway League View Comments Related Showslast_img

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