The announcement of the
"Once," which is playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York, saw its box-office gross for the week ending May 6 rise to $707,302 from $609,412 in the previous week, according to data provided by the Broadway League. The musical's attendance rose more than 9% from the previous week to reach 93% capacity. The production is based on the 2006 indie film of the same name.
On Monday, the producers of "Once" announced that the musical will launch a national tour in 2013. Cities and dates have not yet been released.
"Nice Work If You Can Get It," starring
Other Tony-nominated productions didn't fare as well at the box office. "Peter and the Starcatcher," which received nine nominations, including one for best play, saw attendance rise modestly by 4.5%, but overall box-office revenue fell, usually a sign of discounted ticket prices.
"Peter" is a prequel of sorts to
"The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" saw its box-office sales and attendance fall despite receiving 10 nominations.