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Broadway Grosses: The Lion King is Still Roaring at the Box Office

Broadway Grosses: The Lion King is Still Roaring at the Box Office

January is always a challenging time for the Broadway box office, so unsurprisingly this week perennial favorite The Lion King reigned supreme followed by usual suspects The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Aladdin and Beautiful. Elsewhere, Hollywood hunks Bradley Cooper and Hugh Jackman were bringing in the crowds to The Elephant Man and The River, respectively, with both productions making the ...

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Broadway Grosses: Jake Gyllenhaal & Ruth Wilson-Led Constellations Shines Bright on the Great White Way

Broadway Grosses: Jake Gyllenhaal & Ruth Wilson-Led Constellations Shines Bright on the Great White Way

Two shows that recently opened on Broadway to generally positive reviews are beginning to reap the benefit of good notices. Constellations, led by screen favorites Jake Gyllenhaal and 2015 Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson, inched toward full capacity at 99.6% in its first full week post-opening (plus one added performance). Expect grosses to climb as well as the Manhattan ...

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Broadway Grosses: As Many Shows Approach Winter Shutter Dates, Some Pick Up Steam in Final Weeks

Broadway Grosses: As Many Shows Approach Winter Shutter Dates, Some Pick Up Steam in Final Weeks

What goes up must come down, but not forever. Following a stellar two weeks over the holidays, Broadway box offices faced an expected drop as throngs of tourists escaped the cold of New York. Many shows have closed or approach their final performances, including Motown the Musical, which will bid farewell to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on January 18. In its ...

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Broadway Grosses: Shattered Records Galore! The Great White Way Ends 2014 on a High, Belted Note

Broadway Grosses: Shattered Records Galore! The Great White Way Ends 2014 on a High, Belted Note

It was a stellar week to end a stellar year on the Great White Way. 2014 marked the best attended and highest-grossing calendar year for Broadway, as 13.13 million theatergoers brought in $1.362 billion. The past two weeks marked the highest-grossing and attended Christmas and New Year’s weeks in history. For the week ending January 4, 19 ...

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The Elephant Man, Starring Bradley Cooper, Recoups on Broadway

The Elephant Man, Starring Bradley Cooper, Recoups on Broadway

We’ve been writing for some time how the Bradley Cooper headlined The Elephant Man has been proving a big hit with theatergoers, and the play has now recouped its $3.1 million capitalization. The production has once again broken the Booth Theatre's box office record for the week ending December 28, grossing $1,058,547, also becoming the ...

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Broadway Grosses: The Elephant Man Breaks Records (Again) While Life Remains a Cabaret

Broadway Grosses: The Elephant Man Breaks Records (Again) While Life Remains a Cabaret

The Elephant Man, starring Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Bradley Cooper, broke another box office record this past week. The Bernard Pomerance drama took in $973,202 at the Booth Theatre, beating the record it had previously set for the week ending November 30. Meanwhile, the five usual suspects secured their spots as the top-grossing shows, with perennial favorite ...

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The River, Starring Hugh Jackman, Recoups on Broadway

The River, Starring Hugh Jackman, Recoups on Broadway

The River, starring Tony winner Hugh Jackman, has recouped its $3.2 million capitalization. The Jez Butterworth-penned drama began performances at the Circle in the Square Theatre on October 31 and has played at over 100% capacity every week since.

Directed by Ian Rickson, The River is Butterworth’s follow-up to the Tony-nominated Jerusalem. The play tells the story of ...

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Cheers to That! It's Only a Play, Starring Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick & More, Recoups Investment on Broadway

Cheers to That! It's Only a Play, Starring Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick & More, Recoups Investment on Broadway

The starry It’s Only a Play, capitalized at $3.9 million, has recouped its investment at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. The Terrence McNally comedy marks the first show of the 2014-15 season to make its money back. The production currently features Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Megan Mullally, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, F. Murray Abraham and Micah Stock.

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Broadway Grosses: Sting Brings a Predictable Box Office Boost to The Last Ship

Broadway Grosses: Sting Brings a Predictable Box Office Boost to The Last Ship

Ahoy! Grammy-winning rock icon Sting boarded his Broadway musical The Last Ship on December 9, stepping into the role of Jackie White. In his first full week of performances, the tuner’s grosses saw high tides, bringing in its largest gross of its run at $817,897. The show’s capacity rose 18% as well to 76.7%. Meanwhile, Love ...

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Broadway Grosses: It's Only a Play Continues to Shatter Box Office Records, Gentleman Guide Hits New Milestone

Broadway Grosses: It's Only a Play Continues to Shatter Box Office Records, Gentleman Guide Hits New Milestone

The star-packed It’s Only a Play broke the house record at the Schoenfeld Theatre for the third time since it began previews there in August. Three of its big-name players, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally and Rupert Grint will play their final performances on January 4, 2015, with Martin Short, Katie Finneran and Maulik Pancholy in the wings to replace ...

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