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Broadway Grosses: No Mystery About It as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Sees Packed Houses

Broadway Grosses: No Mystery About It as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Sees Packed Houses

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which began preview performances on September 10, continued its upward climb toward full capacity. In a seven-show week, the play reached 99.14% capacity. As word of mouth continues to spread about the Olivier-winning production, it is expected that Broadway audiences will continue to fill seats at these high numbers. On ...

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Broadway Grosses: Six-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald is the First Lady of the Box Office

Broadway Grosses: Six-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald is the First Lady of the Box Office

The First Lady of Broadway AKA six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald won big at the box office this week. Not only did Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill break the Circle in the Square box office record with $696,922, but the show had the fifth highest capacity of any on the Great White Way, at 100.05%. Meanwhile ...

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The Lion King Reigns Supreme, Takes Over from Phantom as Highest-Grossing Show Ever

The Lion King Reigns Supreme, Takes Over from Phantom as Highest-Grossing Show Ever

Long live the King! The Lion King is once again celebrating a massive milestone: the Tony-winning musical has taken over from The Phantom of the Opera as the highest-grossing show of all time. According to the Associated Press, the box office receipts from Broadway, touring and international productions of the tuner now exceed $6.2 billion.

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Broadway Grosses: The Great White Way Shines Brighter as Five Plays Gear Up for Opening Night

Broadway Grosses: The Great White Way Shines Brighter as Five Plays Gear Up for Opening Night

The new Broadway season is in full swing! James Earl Jones, Rose Byrne and the starry cast of You Can't Take It With You played their third full week of preview performances last week, bringing in its highest gross so far ($542,918). Another star-studded comedy, It's Only a Play, exceeded capacity and continued to hit the seven-figure ...

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Some Kind of Wonderful! Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Recoups on Broadway

Some Kind of Wonderful! Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Recoups on Broadway

It’s one fine day for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. The bio-musical, capitalized at $13 million, has become the first new tuner of the 2013-2014 season to recoup. Starring 2014 Tony winner Jessie Mueller in the title role and directed by Marc Bruni, the production is currently running at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

Featuring songs written by Gerry Goffin ...

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Broadway Grosses: Touch of Star Quality? It's Only a Play Becomes First New Millionaire's Club Member of 2014-15 Season

Broadway Grosses: Touch of Star Quality? It's Only a Play Becomes First New Millionaire's Club Member of 2014-15 Season

The star-studded It's Only a Play skyrocketed in its first full week of performances, becoming the fourth play to begin in 2014 (the other three being A Raisin in the Sun, All the Way and Of Mice and Men) and first new show of the fall season to hit seven figures. The Book of Mormon was the only production ...

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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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