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Broadway Grosses: The Book of Mormon Still Writes the Book on Box Office Success; Les Miz Marches for Two Weeks More

Broadway Grosses: The Book of Mormon Still Writes the Book on Box Office Success; Les Miz Marches for Two Weeks More

The Book of Mormon is showing no sign of turning it off just yet. The Tony-winning musical, now in its sixth year, has managed to float comfortably above the $1 million mark and consistently plays to SRO. Meanwhile, Hamilton took the number one spot by gross and capacity. While this decade’s two biggest hits earned top marks on the boards ...

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Broadway Grosses: Waitress Makes Dough with Sugar, Butter, Flour...and Continuously Strong Box Office Numbers

Broadway Grosses: Waitress Makes Dough with Sugar, Butter, Flour...and Continuously Strong Box Office Numbers

Baking is the last thing on our minds during this heat wave, but don’t tell that to Waitress. The new musical grossed $990,128, or 97.12% of its potential. Its Millionaire’s Club status varies week-by-week, but continuous strong numbers indicate the show will sweeten up Broadway as we enter the fall season. All five perennial box office frontrunners—The ...

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Broadway Grosses: Cats, Les Miz & Phantom Bring Broadway Back to the '80s (And Adjust for Inflation)

Broadway Grosses: Cats, Les Miz & Phantom Bring Broadway Back to the '80s (And Adjust for Inflation)

The Jellicles have gone up, up, up, past the Russell Hotel, up up up up to the Millionaire’s Club. The Broadway revival of Cats celebrated a gross of $1,083,009 this past week. This marks the first time the feline tuner surpassed the $1 million mark. (Of course, at the time of the original production’s closing in 2000, the ...

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Broadway Grosses: Aladdin's Carpet Still Flies High Through a Box Office Low Tide

Broadway Grosses: Aladdin's Carpet Still Flies High Through a Box Office Low Tide

The Broadway box office continued its slow decline, as is par for the course during this time of year. Most shows faced either a dip or a minimal bump in grosses. Two perennial hits—The Book of Mormon and The Lion King—capitalized on their evergreen popularity with an added performance. Aladdin, while taking in a lower number than in ...

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Broadway Grosses: Shuffle Along Sang the Broadway Blues to a Full House in Final Week

Broadway Grosses: Shuffle Along Sang the Broadway Blues to a Full House in Final Week

Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed has hung up the tap shoes for the final time, having played its final performance at the Music Box Theatre on July 24. While its closing announcement last month was abrupt, the house was not short of enthusiasts to send it off. The new musical ...

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Broadway Grosses: Something Rotten! Gets an Egg-celent Boost as Tony Winner Christian Borle Bows Out

Broadway Grosses: Something Rotten! Gets an Egg-celent Boost as Tony Winner Christian Borle Bows Out

It’s hard to be the Bard, but it’s even harder to say goodbye. Christian Borle took his final bow in Something Rotten! on July 16, concluding his Tony-winning stint as a leather-clad Shakespeare at the St. James Theatre. The musical comedy bid farewell to him with a box office boost reaching six figures; at $745,373, it reached its highest ...

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Broadway Grosses: As Lin-Manuel Miranda & His Co-Stars Depart, Hamilton's Numbers Grow Non-Stop

Broadway Grosses: As Lin-Manuel Miranda & His Co-Stars Depart, Hamilton's Numbers Grow Non-Stop

Lin-Manuel Miranda took a bow in his masterpiece Hamilton for one last time on July 9, which also marked the conclusion of Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. and Philippa Soo's runs in the blockbuster musical. As audiences—determined not to throw away their shot at catching the three original leads—flocked to the Richard Rodgers Theatre, the show reached its highest gross ...

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Broadway Grosses: Disney & (Appropriately Enough) Hamilton Reign Over Independence Day Weekend

Broadway Grosses: Disney & (Appropriately Enough) Hamilton Reign Over Independence Day Weekend

It’s the circle of life: tourists flock to New York for the summer, long-runners get a box office bump, crowds typically choose fireworks over shows. As is often the case, the Broadway box office took a toll over Independence Day weekend, down three shows and almost 10% of overall gross from the week before. A few productions managed an uptick ...

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Broadway Grosses: The King & I Whistles a Happy Tune, Bright Star Shines in Final Week of Performances

Broadway Grosses: The King & I Whistles a Happy Tune, Bright Star Shines in Final Week of Performances

Here’s how you end on a high note. The Tony-winning revival of The King and I played its final performance on June 26, and in its last week, the production reached its highest gross in ten weeks. The show was just six seats shy of reaching full capacity, making it the highest-attended week of its run since July 2015. Meanwhile ...

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Broadway Grosses: Following Tony Triumphs, The Humans Is Moving On Up

Broadway Grosses: Following Tony Triumphs, The Humans Is Moving On Up

This year’s Best Play Tony winner wasted no time in reaping the benefits from Broadway’s biggest night. Stephen Karam’s The Humans, which won four Tony Awards on June 12, including trophies for Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell’s performances, played its highest grossing week and reached its biggest capacity. With the average ticket price reaching $123.45, the play skyrocketed to ...

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