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Broadway Grosses: Those Book of Mormon Boys Show No Signs of Slowing Down

Broadway Grosses: Those Book of Mormon Boys Show No Signs of Slowing Down

That's a lot of "hello"s! The Book of Mormon continues to bring in Broadway audiences, reaching a capacity of 102.6% for the eleventh consecutive week. That's a consistent 8,528 sitting and 224 standing audience members every week. The Tony-winning musical joined perennial box office hits The Lion King, Wicked, Aladdin and Beautiful: The Carole King ...

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Great White Way Titans The Shuberts May Add New Venue to Their Broadway Domain

Great White Way Titans The Shuberts May Add New Venue to Their Broadway Domain

Will the Shubert Organization (known in the biz as "The Shuberts") add another flashing marquee to their Broadway landscape? The bigwig theater owners are in talks to do just that, according to the New York Post.

The proposed plan is to build a new, 1,500 seat Broadway theater from the ground up between West 45th and 46th Street, between ...

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Broadway Grosses: Rocky Has a Knockout Final Week

Broadway Grosses: Rocky Has a Knockout Final Week

The last round was a hit. Rocky, in its last week of performances, brought in its highest gross ($870,165) and its largest audience (85.4%) of the summer. The Andy Karl-led tuner took its final bow on August 17. Meanwhile, another show bidding farewell to the Great White Way this month, Newsies, joined the top five shows by ...

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Broadway Grosses: Make Way for Prince Ali! Aladdin Breaks House Record

Broadway Grosses: Make Way for Prince Ali! Aladdin Breaks House Record

Aladdin just set a whole new record. The Disney tuner made $1,602,785 this past week—its highest take since it began performances in February. The show broke the New Amsterdam Theatre's house record, which was previously held by Mary Poppins. Rounding out the top five were The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon and Beautiful. Meanwhile ...

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Broadway Grosses: Disney Flies High With Aladdin, The Lion King & Newsies

Broadway Grosses: Disney Flies High With Aladdin, The Lion King & Newsies

It's hotter than hot in all sorts of ways! Aladdin took in its highest gross this past week since it began performances in February. The Disney tuner was one of 11 shows to surpass $1 million last week. Another hit from the Mouse, Newsies, entered its final month on a high note with its biggest gross since April. Expect ...

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What a Little Moolah Can Do! Lady Day, Starring Tony Winner Audra McDonald, Recoups On Broadway

What a Little Moolah Can Do! Lady Day, Starring Tony Winner Audra McDonald, Recoups On Broadway

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, starring Audra McDonald, has recouped its initial capitalization of $2.6 million. The play with music is now in profits, after having begun performances on March 25 at Circle in the Square Theatre earlier this year. The production officially opened on April 13 and McDonald picked up her sixth Tony for her performance ...

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Broadway Grosses: Of Mice and Men Joins the Millionaire's Club in Final Week; Beautiful Continues to Soar

Broadway Grosses: Of Mice and Men Joins the Millionaire's Club in Final Week; Beautiful Continues to Soar

The star-studded revival of Of Mice and Men played its final performance on July 27, but not before joining the Millionaire's Club. The production, which announced its recoupment last month, took in $1,038,106 last week—the first time it hit the seven-figure mark. Meanwhile, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical broke a box office record for the third ...

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Broadway Grosses: Tony-Winning Tuners, Hot Tickets & Departing Shows See Summer Box Office Bumps

Broadway Grosses: Tony-Winning Tuners, Hot Tickets & Departing Shows See Summer Box Office Bumps

The Tony-winning A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder exceeded capacity for the fourth consecutive week as it continues to inch toward joining the millionaire’s club (coming in this week at $957,145). Two other big hits of the season, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, broke box office records once again at ...

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Just Try and Tear Her Down! Tony-Winning Hedwig, Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Recoups on Broadway

Just Try and Tear Her Down! Tony-Winning Hedwig, Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Recoups on Broadway

The Tony-winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which stars Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris, has recouped its initial capitalization. John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's rock musical, which only performs seven instead of the usual eight Broadway shows per week, has set the box office record at the Belasco Theatre four times.

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Broadway Grosses: Two New Tuners Continue to Make Box Office Splash Following 2014 Tony Awards

Broadway Grosses: Two New Tuners Continue to Make Box Office Splash Following 2014 Tony Awards

It's been just over one month since we got all glammed up for the 2014 Tony Awards, and two musicals that took home significant wins that night are continuing to make their presence known on the boards. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which took home two spinning trophies including Best Actress in a Musical for Jessie Mueller, landed a ...

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