Originally posted on Variety:
“The Book of Mormon,” which has made a habit of breaking box office records on Broadway, has claimed a major title on the road, too: The production’s national tour has logged the highest one-week gross ever for a national tour.
“Mormon” (pictured above in its Broadway incarnation) pulled in $2,802,606 at the 4,678-seat Fox Theater in Atlanta for the week ending Feb. 9. Fellow Rialto juggernaut “Wicked” previously held the record at $2,755,070 for a single week at the 4,500-seat Fabulous Fox Theater in St. Louis.
The hottest musical property to come out of Broadway in several years, “Mormon” has set house records at 27 theaters around the country, and broken the house record at New York’s Eugene O’Neill Theater some 50 times. Along with Tonys wins and critical raves, the show’s ongoing popularity is also fueled by the fanbase of creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who’ve earned a significant…
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