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Tony-Winning Play The Humans Recoups Broadway Investment

Tony-Winning Play The Humans Recoups Broadway Investment

Stephen Karam's The Humans, starring Tony winners Jayne Houdyshell and Reed Birney, has recouped its $3.8 million investment; including the cost of the production's recent move from the Helen Hayes to the Gerald Schoeneld Theatre. As recently reported, the 2016 Tony winner for Best Play is scheduled to conclude its run on January 15, 2017.

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Broadway Grosses: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Has Still Got a Friend (A Bunch of Them, In Fact)

Broadway Grosses: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Has Still Got a Friend (A Bunch of Them, In Fact)

That lovin’ feeling isn’t lost just yet. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical celebrated at six-figure bump in this week’s box office report, reaching $901,959. The long-running favorite was just shy of hitting full capacity, reaching 99.71%. Meanwhile, the 2015 Best Musical Tony winner Fun Home played its final performance at the Circle in the Square Theatre on September ...

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Broadway Grosses: Curious Incident & Les Miz Bring Home the Cash in Final Weeks

Broadway Grosses: Curious Incident & Les Miz Bring Home the Cash in Final Weeks

The formal end of summer always marks the end of the run for a number of Broadway shows, and those productions departing the Main Stem early this month have seen a corresponding bump in the grosses over the past week. The Tony-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which closed on September 4, was up by a ...

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Broadway Grosses: With One Week More, the Box Office Barricade Still Holds Strong at Les Miserables

Broadway Grosses: With One Week More, the Box Office Barricade Still Holds Strong at Les Miserables

While many major players took a hit this past week, Les Miserables managed to keep strong at the barricade as it approached its final week of performances. The revival, which will conclude on September 4, took in $1,079,999, marking its best week since the new year. An Act of God and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the ...

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Broadway Grosses: The Book of Mormon Still Writes the Book on Box Office Success; Les Miz Marches for Two Weeks More

Broadway Grosses: The Book of Mormon Still Writes the Book on Box Office Success; Les Miz Marches for Two Weeks More

The Book of Mormon is showing no sign of turning it off just yet. The Tony-winning musical, now in its sixth year, has managed to float comfortably above the $1 million mark and consistently plays to SRO. Meanwhile, Hamilton took the number one spot by gross and capacity. While this decade’s two biggest hits earned top marks on the boards ...

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Broadway Grosses: Waitress Makes Dough with Sugar, Butter, Flour...and Continuously Strong Box Office Numbers

Broadway Grosses: Waitress Makes Dough with Sugar, Butter, Flour...and Continuously Strong Box Office Numbers

Baking is the last thing on our minds during this heat wave, but don’t tell that to Waitress. The new musical grossed $990,128, or 97.12% of its potential. Its Millionaire’s Club status varies week-by-week, but continuous strong numbers indicate the show will sweeten up Broadway as we enter the fall season. All five perennial box office frontrunners—The ...

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Broadway Grosses: Cats, Les Miz & Phantom Bring Broadway Back to the '80s (And Adjust for Inflation)

Broadway Grosses: Cats, Les Miz & Phantom Bring Broadway Back to the '80s (And Adjust for Inflation)

The Jellicles have gone up, up, up, past the Russell Hotel, up up up up to the Millionaire’s Club. The Broadway revival of Cats celebrated a gross of $1,083,009 this past week. This marks the first time the feline tuner surpassed the $1 million mark. (Of course, at the time of the original production’s closing in 2000, the ...

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Broadway Grosses: Aladdin's Carpet Still Flies High Through a Box Office Low Tide

Broadway Grosses: Aladdin's Carpet Still Flies High Through a Box Office Low Tide

The Broadway box office continued its slow decline, as is par for the course during this time of year. Most shows faced either a dip or a minimal bump in grosses. Two perennial hits—The Book of Mormon and The Lion King—capitalized on their evergreen popularity with an added performance. Aladdin, while taking in a lower number than in ...

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Broadway Grosses: Shuffle Along Sang the Broadway Blues to a Full House in Final Week

Broadway Grosses: Shuffle Along Sang the Broadway Blues to a Full House in Final Week

Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed has hung up the tap shoes for the final time, having played its final performance at the Music Box Theatre on July 24. While its closing announcement last month was abrupt, the house was not short of enthusiasts to send it off. The new musical ...

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Broadway Grosses: Something Rotten! Gets an Egg-celent Boost as Tony Winner Christian Borle Bows Out

Broadway Grosses: Something Rotten! Gets an Egg-celent Boost as Tony Winner Christian Borle Bows Out

It’s hard to be the Bard, but it’s even harder to say goodbye. Christian Borle took his final bow in Something Rotten! on July 16, concluding his Tony-winning stint as a leather-clad Shakespeare at the St. James Theatre. The musical comedy bid farewell to him with a box office boost reaching six figures; at $745,373, it reached its highest ...

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