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Broadway Grosses: School of Rock Continues Its Straight-A Streak as The Lion King Reclaims Crown

Broadway Grosses: School of Rock Continues Its Straight-A Streak as The Lion King Reclaims Crown

Good news for those who love sticking it to the man: School of Rock has climbed back to seven figures. The new musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes, after a four-week period of hitting six figures, grossed $1,152,012 and reached full capacity at 100.99%. Meanwhile, The Lion King topped the charts at over $1.8 ...

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Broadway Grosses: Beautiful Celebrates One Fine Valentine’s Day; Hamilton Tops Presidents Day Weekend

Broadway Grosses: Beautiful Celebrates One Fine Valentine’s Day; Hamilton Tops Presidents Day Weekend

They haven’t lost that lovin’ feeling quite yet. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical finished Valentine’s Day Week with a noteworthy $920,024, making it one of 17 shows to increase its total gross by over $100,000 since the previous week. The Book of Mormon once again took the top spot by capacity, because nothing says "romance" like spooky Mormon hell ...

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Broadway Grosses: On Your Feet's Rhythm Is Still Gonna Get You, Even in Winter Weather

Broadway Grosses: On Your Feet's Rhythm Is Still Gonna Get You, Even in Winter Weather

The Estefans are showing no signs of taking a sitting break. Their Broadway bio-musical On Your Feet! finished the first week of February—generally considered a sluggish period across the boards—by grossing in over $1 million. It’s managed to reach seven figures every week since November with the exception of last month’s shortened week during snowstorm Jonas. The musical was one ...

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Broadway Grosses: The Color Purple Sees Green as Crowds Catch Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson & More in Action

Broadway Grosses: The Color Purple Sees Green as Crowds Catch Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson & More in Action

For The Color Purple, these numbers are probably too beautiful for words. The revival, which stars fresh face Cynthia Erivo, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson and Orange Is the New Black’s Danielle Brooks, appeared in the top five shows by capacity this past week at 96.55%. On the whole, numbers picked up a bit as the snow cleared; particularly ...

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Broadway Grosses: The Snow Must Go On as Jonas Shortens Box Office Week; Spring Awakening Bids Farewell

Broadway Grosses: The Snow Must Go On as Jonas Shortens Box Office Week; Spring Awakening Bids Farewell

Spring and summer every other day”? Where exactly is that happening, Ilse? Certainly not on the Great White Way. Snowstorm Jonas caused Broadway shows to cancel all matinee and evening performances on January 23, meaning the curtain only rose six times this week for most shows, instead of the usual eight. Despite the weather, the Deaf West revival of ...

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Broadway Grosses: Alexander Hamilton Finally Has a Reason to Be Satisfied, as Do Fiddler, On Your Feet! & More

Broadway Grosses: Alexander Hamilton Finally Has a Reason to Be Satisfied, as Do Fiddler, On Your Feet! & More

Alexander Hamilton provided the foundation of the U.S. Treasury, so it’s only fitting that you’re throwing all this money back at him. The Broadway juggernaut Hamilton claimed the top spot in this past week’s grosses as it reigned over usual suspects The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon and Aladdin. This marks the first week since it began ...

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Broadway Grosses: Birthday Boy Hamilton Is Lion King's Right Hand Man in Post-Holiday Box Office

Broadway Grosses: Birthday Boy Hamilton Is Lion King's Right Hand Man in Post-Holiday Box Office

It’s Alexander Hamilton’s 259th (or 261st, depending on who tells your story) birthday, and here’s just one more way to celebrate the Founding Father’s big day. The box office juggernaut Hamilton secured the runner-up spot in this week’s grosses, trailing behind The Lion King. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical has stayed in the top five since beginning Broadway performances, but typically jumps ...

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Broadway Grosses: The Great White Way Rings in 2016 with a Thrillifying, Record-Breaking Week at the Box Office

Broadway Grosses: The Great White Way Rings in 2016 with a Thrillifying, Record-Breaking Week at the Box Office

As the opening lyrics of Wicked cry out, good news! The Great White Way rang in 2016 with the highest-grossing and best attended week in Broadway history, bringing in a total of $43,065,466. The long-running hit about the witches of Oz led the top spot with its highest revenue since 2013. Rounding out the top five were usual suspects ...

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Broadway Grosses: Disney & School of Rock Shatter Records; 18 Shows Surpass $1 Million Over Warm Holiday Week

Broadway Grosses: Disney & School of Rock Shatter Records; 18 Shows Surpass $1 Million Over Warm Holiday Week

The holiday week brought plenty of cheer to the Great White Way, as several shows celebrated personal bests and box office records. The Lion King claimed the top spot on the charts, breaking the Minskoff Theatre's eight-show record for the 25th time since moving there in 2006. Another Disney musical, Aladdin, broke the house record at the New Amsterdam Theatre ...

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Broadway Grosses: Kids Bring Early Christmas to Certain Shows; Wicked Reaches Comfortable Cruising Altitude

Broadway Grosses: Kids Bring Early Christmas to Certain Shows; Wicked Reaches Comfortable Cruising Altitude

While Broadway on the whole (and temperatures) took a dip in New York this past week, a handful of shows with a proclivity for booster seats saw a sizable increase as kids began their winter breaks. The family-friendly Wicked saw more, well, green, up over $170,000 from last week and sitting comfortably in the first runner up slot. Disney ...

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