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Broadway Grosses: The Present, Starring Cate Blanchett, Burns Bright at the Box Office

Broadway Grosses: The Present, Starring Cate Blanchett, Burns Bright at the Box Office

Broadway entered a winter slump this past week—which is to be expected following a string of shows closing in early January. Ten shows have shuttered in 2017, leading to a dip in grosses that will likely last until the spring season picks up. Until then, a few shows are keeping crowds fired up, including the explosive The Present. The Chekhov ...

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Broadway Grosses: The Color Purple Pushes Da Button One Last Time, Delivering the Tony-Winning Revival Its Highest Numbers

Broadway Grosses: The Color Purple Pushes Da Button One Last Time, Delivering the Tony-Winning Revival Its Highest Numbers

The Tony-winning revival of The Color Purple played its final performance on January 8 to a thunderous house that included the Clintons, Anna Wintour and Leslie Odom Jr. While Cynthia Erivo no longer belts "and I'm here" on Broadway, she and her co-stars took their last bows celebrating the production's best performing week. The musical grossed $1,173,670—more than 115 ...

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Starry Revival of The Front Page Is the First Show of the Season to Recoup Investment

Starry Revival of The Front Page Is the First Show of the Season to Recoup Investment

The star-packed revival of The Front Page has recouped its $4.9 million investment, making it the first production of the 2016-17 to reach this milestone. The classic Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur comedy, this time led by Nathan Lane, John Slattery and John Goodman, is set to play its final performance at the Broadhurst Theatre on January 29.

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Broadway Grosses: 2016 Goes Out on a High Note at the Box Office, Hamilton Reigns Supreme

Broadway Grosses: 2016 Goes Out on a High Note at the Box Office, Hamilton Reigns Supreme

Broadway bid farewell to 2016 with added performances, box office boosts and myriad house records shattered. Virtually every show was up from the previous holiday week ending Christmas day; this is no surprise, as most shows went from seven performances (instead of the usual eight) to nine. Still, the top spot belonged to Hamilton, which did not add a show ...

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Broadway Grosses: It's a Green Christmas on the Great White Way as Wicked Continues to Defy Gravity

Broadway Grosses: It's a Green Christmas on the Great White Way as Wicked Continues to Defy Gravity

Christmas week on Broadway and the majority of productions played seven performances; two that did the full eight shows topped the frontrunners by gross—Hamilton, once again breaking the $3 million mark and Wicked, which continues to be popular after thirteen years on the Main Stem. On the other end of the spectrum, On Your Feet! had a particularly difficult ...

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Broadway Grosses: Dear Evan Hansen Is Tap Tap Tapping Into the Millionaires' Club

Broadway Grosses: Dear Evan Hansen Is Tap Tap Tapping Into the Millionaires' Club

Dear Evan Hansen can now be found at the top of the boards. The new musical reached seven figures in its second full week since it officially opened, taking in $1,051,248 (over 102% of its potential). The show was also one of three to reach full capacity. Meanwhile, The Present, starring Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, began previews on ...

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Broadway Grosses: The Holiday Season Is Some Kind of Wonderful for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Broadway Grosses: The Holiday Season Is Some Kind of Wonderful for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Winter, spring, summer or fall, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is a Broadway mainstay, but the winter in particular brings a particular holiday boost. The tuner, which celebrated three years on the Great White Way last month, grossed over $1 million for the second consecutive week, taking in $1,061,673. Its capacity was at almost 99% of its potential ...

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Broadway Grosses: Oh, What a Week for Jersey Boys & Its Musical Cousin A Bronx Tale

Broadway Grosses: Oh, What a Week for Jersey Boys & Its Musical Cousin A Bronx Tale

Jersey Boys ends its 10 plus-year stint on Broadway on January 15, 2017, but for now, they're hanging on to what they've got. The Tony-winning jukebox musical leapt to seven figures this past week, grossing $1,085,083. This marks its highest gross since January 2015. Expect the show's numbers to remain in this range as crowds come to clap ...

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Broadway Grosses: Hamilton Had Three Million Things to Be Thankful for this Holiday Weekend

Broadway Grosses: Hamilton Had Three Million Things to Be Thankful for this Holiday Weekend

There may be a million things he hasn’t done, but Alexander Hamilton can at least cross off making over three million dollars in a single week. The smash hit Hamilton led the box office grosses over Thanksgiving weekend as one of 13 shows to make seven figures over the holiday that typically does gangbusters for the Great White Way. Other ...

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Broadway Grosses: Dear Evan Hansen Off to Strong Start at Box Office

Broadway Grosses: Dear Evan Hansen Off to Strong Start at Box Office

The much-buzzed about Dear Evan Hansen began Broadway previews this week and immediately broke into our top five shows by capacity list. Bringing in a solid $804,291 over seven performances, we’re expecting the early Tony frontrunner to go from strength to strength in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, the perennial favorites, Hamilton, The Lion King, Wicked, Aladdin and The Book ...

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