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Broadway Grosses: Disney Flies High With Aladdin, The Lion King & Newsies

Broadway Grosses: Disney Flies High With Aladdin, The Lion King & Newsies

It's hotter than hot in all sorts of ways! Aladdin took in its highest gross this past week since it began performances in February. The Disney tuner was one of 11 shows to surpass $1 million last week. Another hit from the Mouse, Newsies, entered its final month on a high note with its biggest gross since April. Expect ...

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What a Little Moolah Can Do! Lady Day, Starring Tony Winner Audra McDonald, Recoups On Broadway

What a Little Moolah Can Do! Lady Day, Starring Tony Winner Audra McDonald, Recoups On Broadway

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, starring Audra McDonald, has recouped its initial capitalization of $2.6 million. The play with music is now in profits, after having begun performances on March 25 at Circle in the Square Theatre earlier this year. The production officially opened on April 13 and McDonald picked up her sixth Tony for her performance ...

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Broadway Grosses: Of Mice and Men Joins the Millionaire's Club in Final Week; Beautiful Continues to Soar

Broadway Grosses: Of Mice and Men Joins the Millionaire's Club in Final Week; Beautiful Continues to Soar

The star-studded revival of Of Mice and Men played its final performance on July 27, but not before joining the Millionaire's Club. The production, which announced its recoupment last month, took in $1,038,106 last week—the first time it hit the seven-figure mark. Meanwhile, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical broke a box office record for the third ...

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Broadway Grosses: Tony-Winning Tuners, Hot Tickets & Departing Shows See Summer Box Office Bumps

Broadway Grosses: Tony-Winning Tuners, Hot Tickets & Departing Shows See Summer Box Office Bumps

The Tony-winning A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder exceeded capacity for the fourth consecutive week as it continues to inch toward joining the millionaire’s club (coming in this week at $957,145). Two other big hits of the season, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, broke box office records once again at ...

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Just Try and Tear Her Down! Tony-Winning Hedwig, Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Recoups on Broadway

Just Try and Tear Her Down! Tony-Winning Hedwig, Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Recoups on Broadway

The Tony-winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which stars Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris, has recouped its initial capitalization. John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's rock musical, which only performs seven instead of the usual eight Broadway shows per week, has set the box office record at the Belasco Theatre four times.

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Broadway Grosses: Two New Tuners Continue to Make Box Office Splash Following 2014 Tony Awards

Broadway Grosses: Two New Tuners Continue to Make Box Office Splash Following 2014 Tony Awards

It's been just over one month since we got all glammed up for the 2014 Tony Awards, and two musicals that took home significant wins that night are continuing to make their presence known on the boards. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which took home two spinning trophies including Best Actress in a Musical for Jessie Mueller, landed a ...

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Broadway Grosses: Disney Reigns as King of the Broadway Jungle During Holiday Weekend Box Office Drop

Broadway Grosses: Disney Reigns as King of the Broadway Jungle During Holiday Weekend Box Office Drop

The Fourth of July holiday weekend marked an expected dip in box office numbers this week on Broadway. As many spent the holiday with fireworks and cookouts, box offices took in approximately a combined $25.12 million, down about $4.66 million from the week before. Still, many shows had cause to cheer—especially when those productions are run by ...

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Broadway Grosses: As Curtain Goes Down for After Midnight & All the Way, Box Office Numbers Go Up

Broadway Grosses: As Curtain Goes Down for After Midnight & All the Way, Box Office Numbers Go Up

This week, Broadway bid farewell to After Midnight and All the Way, which both played their final performances on June 29. After Midnight, which announced its closing earlier in June, kept audiences tapping and cheering until the very end and celebrated a box office bump in its last week. The tuner took in its highest gross of 2014 ($767,964 ...

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Broadway Grosses: Hail to the Chief of Broadway! All the Way Breaks Great White Way Box Office Record

Broadway Grosses: Hail to the Chief of Broadway! All the Way Breaks Great White Way Box Office Record

President Lyndon B. Johnson once said, "A president's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right." Well, it seems like he knows how to get it right on Broadway. The Tony-winning play All the Way, starring Tony and Emmy winner Bryan Cranston as the 36th President of the United States, broke a ...

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Broadway Grosses: Several Tony-Winning Shows Celebrate Record-Breaking Weeks at the Box Office

Broadway Grosses: Several Tony-Winning Shows Celebrate Record-Breaking Weeks at the Box Office

While no particular contender swept the Tony Awards this year, a handful of shows saw box office bumps hot on the heels of celebrating significant wins on June 8. All four shows that took home top honors (A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder for Best Musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch for Best Revival of a Musical, All the ...

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