“The Book of Mormon” can add another impressive record to its already vast collection of accolades. The production’s national tour become the highest one-week gross of a national Broadway tour ever.
According to Broadway World, “Mormon” raked in $2,802,606 at the 4,678-seat Fox Theater in Atlanta, Ga., for the weekend that ended Feb. 9. This dethrones the previous record holder, “Wicked,” which grossed $2,755,070 for a single week at the 4,500-seat Fabulous Fox Theater in St. Louis, Mo.
“The Book of Mormon” is the creative masterpiece from the minds of "South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker. Since it debuted on Broadway in 2011, the play has won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
During its run on Broadway, “Mormon” broke the Eugene O’Neill Theater house record some 50 times, selling out the theater for the highest cost per ticket. So far during its tour, it has set house records at 27 theaters across the country.
Due to its home theater’s relatively small capacity, 1,066 seats, average ticket prices can soar as high as $477. The musical’s consistent popularity contributes to these prices. However, Variety notes the theater's small size prevents the play from achieving the Broadway-wide record sales.