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Broadway Grosses: Ballet Superstar Misty Copeland Brings Box Office Bump to On the Town

Broadway Grosses: Ballet Superstar Misty Copeland Brings Box Office Bump to On the Town

A new Miss Turnstiles has crowds turning to On the Town. American Ballet Theatre prima ballerina Misty Copeland began performances as Ivy Smith in the Broadway revival on August 25, and in her first week at the Lyric Theatre, the show rose to 79.7% capacity in the colossal Lyric Theatre and grossed $914,434—more than $500,000 more than ...

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Broadway Grosses: Keep Believing! The Book of Mormon Stands Strong in Summer Months

Broadway Grosses: Keep Believing! The Book of Mormon Stands Strong in Summer Months

The Book of Mormon has no intention of turning it off on the Great White Way any time soon. The perennial box office favorite secured the top spot in terms of capacity—a position usually reserved for Fun Home in recent months. In their final week on the Main Stem, Penn and Teller, along with Broadway's latest whopper Hamilton and usual suspects ...

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Broadway Grosses: Work! Hamilton Snaps Up Crowds on Opening Week

Broadway Grosses: Work! Hamilton Snaps Up Crowds on Opening Week

Hamilton officially opened  at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on August 6, and we have a feeling it has secured its place in the frontrunners for quite a while. The show played to 100.66% capacity this past week, and with raves and much buzz, we expect the musical’s grosses to soar even higher in the near future. Additionally, Penn ...

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Penn & Teller Recoups on Broadway Before Ending Limited Engagement

Penn & Teller Recoups on Broadway Before Ending Limited Engagement

Penn & Teller On Broadway has recouped its $2.85 million capitalization. The legendary magic duo began performances at the Marquis Theatre on July 7. They disappear from Broadway on August 16 at the Marquis Theatre to head back to Las Vegas.

Though the two end their Broadway stint later this month, magic won’t be too far from the Great ...

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Broadway Grosses: Amen! An Act of God Concludes Broadway Run with Highest-Grossing Week

Broadway Grosses: Amen! An Act of God Concludes Broadway Run with Highest-Grossing Week

Jim Parsons took on the Almighty for the final time on August 3 as An Act of God concluded its run at Studio 54. But the show had reason to celebrate before ascending to the Heaviside Layer (which is where we assume cats and Broadway shows go once they’re no longer with us.) The comedy hit its highest-grossing week at $1 ...

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Broadway Grosses: Mamma Mia! Embraces ‘Money, Money, Money’ in Final Weeks of Its 14-Year Stay

Broadway Grosses: Mamma Mia! Embraces ‘Money, Money, Money’ in Final Weeks of Its 14-Year Stay

It’s had audiences dancing in the aisles since 2001, but Mamma Mia! is still the name of the game. The ABBA musical, which is set to close on September 12 at the Broadhurst Theatre, continued its record-breaking streak by once again playing its highest grossing non-holiday week since moving to the space in November 2013 (from the Winter Garden Theatre ...

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Broadway Grosses: With a Presidential Push, Hamilton Starts Off Unsurprisingly Strong at Box Office

Broadway Grosses: With a Presidential Push, Hamilton Starts Off Unsurprisingly Strong at Box Office

In a box office coup surprising no one, Hamilton, the new musical created by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, debuted on the boards with a capacity over 100%, and with only seven preview performances (one of which attended by Obama), grossed nearly $1.3 million. The highly-anticipated Broadway goliath surpassed its gross potential, hitting 110.3%. We expect that number to ...

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Going Out with a Big Bang: An Act of God, Starring Jim Parsons, Recoups In Final Weeks on Broadway

Going Out with a Big Bang: An Act of God, Starring Jim Parsons, Recoups In Final Weeks on Broadway

Broadway’s An Act of God, starring Emmy winner Jim Parsons, has recouped its investment. The production, capitalized at $2.9 million, opened officially on May 28 and is scheduled to conclude its run at Studio 54 on August 2.

The Creator Himself has written the Play, which has been transcribed by Emmy-winning The Daily Show head writer and executive producer ...

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Broadway Grosses: No Puzzlement Here! The King and I Plays to Full Houses as Ken Watanabe Waltzes Out

Broadway Grosses: No Puzzlement Here! The King and I Plays to Full Houses as Ken Watanabe Waltzes Out

Audiences keep going and going and going, et cetera et cetera. The Tony-winning Broadway revival of The King and I reached 100% capacity for the third consecutive week and fell just short of joining the top five grossing shows. Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe played his final performance at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre on June 12; Broadway alum Jose ...

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Broadway Grosses: The Lion King Reigns Over Independence Day Box Office

Broadway Grosses: The Lion King Reigns Over Independence Day Box Office

America may have celebrated jettisoning the monarchy in 1776 this weekend, but on Broadway The Lion King continued its reign. The long-running musical brought in a massive $2,143,344 this week. It was joined in the top five in terms of grosses by perennial faves Wicked, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon, and this season's box office standout An American ...

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