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Broadway Grosses: The King and I Whistles a Happy Tune on the Great White Way Before Tony Nominations

Broadway Grosses: The King and I Whistles a Happy Tune on the Great White Way Before Tony Nominations

After across-the-board raves, The King and I has no reason to feel afraid. The Lincoln Center revival, which opened officially on April 16, saw its fourth consecutive week of audiences at full capacity. We will keep an eye on the production’s grosses as Tony nominations approach—we suspect its numbers will only grow. The April 28 announcement may also deliver a ...

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Broadway Grosses: Something Rotten & More New Musicals Warm Up the Box Office

Broadway Grosses: Something Rotten & More New Musicals Warm Up the Box Office

Spring has sprung, and as the weather gets warmer, marquees get brighter. Three new musicals in particular are preparing for their opening nights with already impressive crowds. Something Rotten, set to open on April 22, continues to hit a capacity in the high 90s, and as buzz develops for the original crowd-pleasing tuner, we expect its average ticket price—and gross ...

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Helen Mirren Reigns Supreme; The Audience Recoups on Broadway

Helen Mirren Reigns Supreme; The Audience Recoups on Broadway

Long may she reign over the Great White Way! Broadway.com has confirmed that the Helen Mirren-led The Audience has recouped its $3.4 million production costs on the Main Stem. Directed by Stephen Daldry, Peter Morgan’s play began previews on February 17 and officially opened on March 8 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. The show's limited engagement will run ...

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Broadway Grosses: The Audience Maintains Regal Presence Over Easter Weekend; Kid-Friendly Hits Celebrate Boost

Broadway Grosses: The Audience Maintains Regal Presence Over Easter Weekend; Kid-Friendly Hits Celebrate Boost

While the Queen celebrated Easter in the traditional fashion this weekend, the Queen of Broadway celebrated in her own way. The Audience, starring Dame Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, broke the million dollar mark in seven performances for the fourth week in a row. The play continues to play over capacity, as it has for six out of seven ...

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Cheers for the D'Ysquiths! A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder Recoups on Broadway

Cheers for the D'Ysquiths! A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder Recoups on Broadway

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder—the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical—has recouped its Broadway investment. The production, capitalized at $7.5 million, began performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre on October 22, 2013.

Written by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder follows Monty Navarro, a long-lost member of a ...

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Broadway Grosses: Life is a Cabaret No More; Three New Shows Attract Sizable Crowds Before Opening

Broadway Grosses: Life is a Cabaret No More; Three New Shows Attract Sizable Crowds Before Opening

Broadway bid "auf Wiedersehen" to the revival of Cabaret on March 29. And as Alan Cumming strapped on his suspenders for the final time, theatergoers continued to flock to the Kit Kat Klub to see the Tony winner and Sienna Miller. The Roundabout production celebrated a final capacity of 98.6% and a gross of $935,989—a slight bump up from ...

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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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