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Broadway Grosses: On the Twentieth Century's Kristin Chenoweth & Peter Gallagher Play to Packed Houses

Broadway Grosses: On the Twentieth Century's Kristin Chenoweth & Peter Gallagher Play to Packed Houses

The Kristin Chenoweth-led On the Twentieth Century celebrated its official opening on March 15 and Peter Gallagher’s recovery, along with an influx of members of the press, helped the revival to the highest capacity on the Main Stem this week. With many of the tuner's reviews as impressive as co-star Andy Karl’s arm curls, the show should see an uptick ...

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Howard Panter's Ambassador Theatre Group Eyes Purchase of Two Broadway Theaters

Howard Panter's Ambassador Theatre Group Eyes Purchase of Two Broadway Theaters

Looks like Broadway could be getting a new power player. British theater bigwig Howard Panter and his Ambassador Theatre Group are in talks to take over and renovate the Hudson Theatre in the Hudson Hotel, the New York Post reports.

ATG, which controls 40 theaters in Britain and Asia, are also looking to buy the Times Square Theater, where Broadway ...

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Broadway Grosses: The Great White Way Welcomes a Fishy Larry David & a Regal Helen Mirren with Full Houses

Broadway Grosses: The Great White Way Welcomes a Fishy Larry David & a Regal Helen Mirren with Full Houses

Larry David’s Fish in the Dark opened on Broadway on March 5; the production quickly swum up the boards during previews, establishing itself as a consistent placeholder in the top shows by capacity. The Audience, starring Helen Mirren, also celebrated its opening night this past week on March 8, concluding its preview period with two consecutive weeks of exceeding capacity ...

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David Geffen Donates $100 Million to Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall to Be Renamed After Him

David Geffen Donates $100 Million to Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall to Be Renamed After Him

Media bigwig and philanthropist David Geffen has given a $100 million gift to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to lead the complete transformation of Avery Fisher Hall, which is home to the New York Philharmonic. As previously reported, the Fisher family agreed to give up the name of the 1962 building so another large donor could receive the honor ...

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Broadway Grosses: Constellations Continues to Shine Bright After Adding Additional Performances

Broadway Grosses: Constellations Continues to Shine Bright After Adding Additional Performances

The skies might not be totally clear yet, but the stars are certainly visible on Broadway. Constellations, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and recent Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson in their Broadway debuts, played its first of three Friday late-night shows this weekend, and with nine performances, the play celebrated an impressive 98.34% capacity. The top five by capacity also included ...

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Broadway Grosses: When Out of School, the Maggots Flock to Musicals! Matilda & More See Numbers Boost

Broadway Grosses: When Out of School, the Maggots Flock to Musicals! Matilda & More See Numbers Boost

Plenty of New York City maggots enjoyed their mid-winter recess from school this past week, and shows that catch the eye of younger theatergoers celebrated box office bumps. Among those were Matilda, which has celebrated a considerable boost over the past two weeks and just exceeded capacity for the first time since the new year. Aladdin, Wicked and The Lion ...

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Broadway Grosses: An Entrance Fit for a Queen! The Audience Kicks Off with Packed Houses

Broadway Grosses: An Entrance Fit for a Queen! The Audience Kicks Off with Packed Houses

It may be February and freezing in New York, but Broadway’s already got spring on its mind. Two new productions began preview performances on the Great White Way this past week, and theatergoers are already filling the houses. The Audience, starring the appropriately regal Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, appeared in the top five shows by capacity, bringing in ...

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Broadway Grosses: Enter Larry David & Exit Hugh Jackman; B'way Has a Big Fish & Had a Big River

Broadway Grosses: Enter Larry David & Exit Hugh Jackman; B'way Has a Big Fish & Had a Big River

The Larry David-penned Fish in the Dark began previews at Broadway’s Cort Theatre on February 2, and people are already standing in the back just to catch the Seinfeld co-creator’s Broadway debut. With its first seven performances, the play exceeded capacity at 101.05% and grossed just shy of seven figures at $993,940. Joining the comedy in the top ...

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Broadway Grosses: A Frozen River is Still a River! Hugh Jackman-Led Drama Plays Full Capacity During Snowstorm Juno

Broadway Grosses: A Frozen River is Still a River! Hugh Jackman-Led Drama Plays Full Capacity During Snowstorm Juno

If Christmas and New Years are a Broadway box office’s best friend, a January blizzard is its greatest villain. Almost every show on the Great White Way saw a dip in attendance for the week that Snowstorm Juno hit New York. The two shows to increase in capacity over the previous week were The Lion King (which, along with a ...

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Broadway Grosses: The Lion King is Still Roaring at the Box Office

Broadway Grosses: The Lion King is Still Roaring at the Box Office

January is always a challenging time for the Broadway box office, so unsurprisingly this week perennial favorite The Lion King reigned supreme followed by usual suspects The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Aladdin and Beautiful. Elsewhere, Hollywood hunks Bradley Cooper and Hugh Jackman were bringing in the crowds to The Elephant Man and The River, respectively, with both productions making the ...

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