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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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Maggots Rejoice! Matilda Recoups on Broadway

Maggots Rejoice! Matilda Recoups on Broadway

It pays to be a little bit naughty! The Broadway production of Matilda, capitalized at $16 million, has recouped its investment. The tuner opened officially at the Shubert Theatre on April 11, 2013 and received four Tony awards (in addition to honorary awards for its four original young stars).

Matilda is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of ...

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Broadway Grosses: The Great White Way Celebrates Highest-Grossing Thanksgiving Weekend in Recorded History

Broadway Grosses: The Great White Way Celebrates Highest-Grossing Thanksgiving Weekend in Recorded History

What goes really well with turkey? Showtunes and dramatic monologues. The Great White Way celebrated its highest grossing and best-attended Thanksgiving week in recorded history. 36 Broadway shows brought in a total of $34,121,642. While Wicked claimed the top spot (the tuner played a special nine-performance week), fellow perennial hits The Lion King and Aladdin broke box office ...

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Broadway Grosses: Cabaret's Emma Stone & Alan Cumming Bring in the Money Money Money...

Broadway Grosses: Cabaret's Emma Stone & Alan Cumming Bring in the Money Money Money...

Money makes the world go ‘round, of that we can be sure! The Broadway revival of Cabaret celebrated a significant boost in sales this past week, bringing in a gross of $816,760—up $130,489 from the previous week. Newcomer Emma Stone, in her second week in the Roundabout production, along with Tony winner Alan Cumming proved to be ...

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Broadway Grosses: Hello Again! The Book of Mormon Reclaims Top Spots on the Great White Way

Broadway Grosses: Hello Again! The Book of Mormon Reclaims Top Spots on the Great White Way

Shows come and go on the Great White Way, but sometimes, the hottest tickets can stay hot for years. The Book of Mormon took the number one spot as Broadway’s top grossing show this past week, surpassing box office faves The Lion King, It’s Only a Play, Wicked and Aladdin. The Tony-winning tuner also reclaimed the top spot ...

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Broadway Grosses: Bradley Cooper & Hugh Jackman Return to the Stage, Box Office Madness Ensues

Broadway Grosses: Bradley Cooper & Hugh Jackman Return to the Stage, Box Office Madness Ensues

Five Broadway shows met or exceeded 100% capacity this past week, with two less than a percent shy. The two titles that came out on top are among the newest shows on the Great White Way: the Bradley Cooper-led The Elephant Man, which hit 102.78% capacity over four preview performances, and The River, starring Hugh Jackman, which trailed ...

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Broadway Grosses: Disgraced Celebrates Box Office Jump; Hugh Jackman Causes The River to Overflow

Broadway Grosses: Disgraced Celebrates Box Office Jump; Hugh Jackman Causes The River to Overflow

Lips are chapped, scarves are out: it is officially chilly in New York. The temperature dropped on the Great White Way this week, as well—nearly every Broadway show saw a decrease in gross from the previous week. The one exception was Disgraced, which at $408,008, saw its highest gross since it began in September. With positive reviews across ...

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