Although it was doing abysmal business, the tryout run in Philadelphia was extended a week to give replacement lead William Eythe time to perforrm the role before Broadway. (Eythe replaced Dennis Harrison.) The first week of the run in Philadelphia, the production grossed approximately $14,000. The second week the gross went down to $10,000. The third was even worse, with what Variety called a "pitiful" gross of $4,000 in the Forrest Theatre, which had a capcity of 1,766 at the time. The top ticket price was $4.55.
By comparison, when Arms and the Girl had played a three-week tryout run at the Forrest starting at the end of February 1949 and continuing through January 14, 1950, the grosses went up each week, with the final week a near sellout grossing $38,000.