Two new musicals ended their runs on Broadway August 11, playing to capacity crowds during their final week: The Prom, about an Indiana high schooler barred from bringing her girlfriend to the prom, played to 99.38% capacity at the Longacre, bringing in $916,256 at the box office. Another teen-driven show, Be More Chill, about a high schooler who takes a pill purported to make people more chill, filled the Lyceum Theatre to 98.09% capacity, earning $694,441.
It was another great week for Moulin Rouge!, the new musical at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. The stage adaptation of the Baz Luhrmann movie, which grossed $1,987,914 the previous week (the highest gross for an eight-performance week at the venue), surpassed its own record in the week ending August 11, bringing in $2,130,934.
Barry Manilow, who returned to Broadway July 26, grossed $966,953 in just five performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Only four shows remain for Manilow Broadway, which ends its run August 17.