Broadway Grosses: The King & I Spikes for Kelli O’Hara’s Farewell

first_img View Comments Kelli O’Hara & Ken Watanabe in ‘The King & I'(Photo: Paul Kolnik) The King and I bid farewell to Tony winner Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe on April 17, and the two left with the revival whistling a happy tune. The show grossed $1,013,157 this past week, marking the first time since the winter holidays that the production reached seven figures. Meanwhile, five usual suspects topped the board: The Lion King, the newly Pulitzer-awarded Hamilton, Wicked, Aladdin and The Book of Mormon. Waitress, which opens officially on April 24, had its highest-grossing week yet at $937,590; the Sara Bareilles tuner will likely join the millionaire’s club as press previews die down. Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour played its first preview on April 16; in the one performance, it exceeded 100% capacity and was just shy of reaching its full gross potential.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending April 17:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($1,939,509)2. Hamilton ($1,678,620)3. Wicked ($1,612,361)4. Aladdin ($1,451,714)5. The Book of Mormon ($1,343,502)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Tuck Everlasting ($339,031)*4. Eclisped ($303,684)3. Disaster! ($287,222)2. The Father ($226,272)**1. Paramour ($190,774)***FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (101.97%)2. Hamilton (101.55%)3. Waitress (100.54%)*4. Paramour (100.05%)***5. Shuffle Along (99.81%)*UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Kinky Boots (64.44%)4. Blackbird (62.43%)3. Fiddler on the Roof (62.33%)2. Jersey Boys (59.14%)1. Disaster! (45.81%)* Number based on eight preview performances** Number based on two preview performances and six regular performances***Number based on one preview performanceSource: The Broadway Leaguelast_img