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Pippin Brings the Box Office Magic! Tony-Winning Musical Recoups on Broadway

Pippin Brings the Box Office Magic! Tony-Winning Musical Recoups on Broadway

As if we needed any more proof that Pippin is a hit, the Tony-winning revival has recouped its $8.5 million investment after only eight months of performances. Directed by Tony-winning director Diane Paulus, the reimagined mounting of the 1972 musical is currently playing at the Music Box Theatre, starring Tony winner Patina Miller as the Leading Player and Matthew ...

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The Flea Theater to Open New Three-Stage Performing Arts Complex in Downtown NYC

The Flea Theater to Open New Three-Stage Performing Arts Complex in Downtown NYC

The Flea Theater is growing! The off-off-Broadway theater is opening a brand new three-stage performing arts complex in Tribeca, four blocks south of their current location in New York City. The project will take $18.5 million to complete, with 95% of the funds already raised. Led by the Flea's artistic director Jim Simpson, a groundbreaking ceremony will be ...

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Broadway Grosses: Beautiful Bounces Onto the Broadway Boards

Broadway Grosses: Beautiful Bounces Onto the Broadway Boards

This week Broadway audiences got a taste of the absurd with the double bill of No Man's Land and Waiting for Godot, starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, which opened on November 24.  In addition to the existential dramas, the Carole King musical Beautiful, starring Tony nominee Jessie Mueller, began Broadway previews this week. The new show joins the ...

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Broadway Grosses: Shakespeare Scores at the Box Office

Broadway Grosses: Shakespeare Scores at the Box Office

Audiences are clamoring to catch Mark Rylance pull double-duty as the neurotic, lovestruck Countess Olivia in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, and then as the murderous titular madman of The Bard's Richard III. The shows, performed in repertory, played to a stellar 98% capacity at the Belasco Theatre. Numbers are also staying strong for Harold Pinter’s No Man ...

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Broadway Grosses: Tony-Winning Pippin Has Plenty More Box Office-Breaking Magic to Do

Broadway Grosses: Tony-Winning Pippin Has Plenty More Box Office-Breaking Magic to Do

The Tony-winning revival of Pippin is definitely still doing magic on Broadway. The musical broke the house record at the Music Box Theatre this week, taking in the highest-grossing single performance at $149,158 on November 9. So, what else happened on the Main Stem, you ask? Well, Billy Crystal's Tony-winning one-man show 700 Sundays returned for its limited ...

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Broadway Grosses: Wicked Still the Most ‘Popular’ Musical at the Box Office After 10 Years

Broadway Grosses: Wicked Still the Most ‘Popular’ Musical at the Box Office After 10 Years

With not one, but six plays currently in previews (four of which are running in repertory—No Man’s Land and Waiting For Godot, and Twelfth Night and Richard III), the Great White Way is positively packed with exciting new productions to see. The jazz extravaganza After Midnight opened to a full house, and Wicked proved to be a hot ...

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Broadway Grosses: Macbeth, Gentleman and Godot Join the Broadway Boards

Broadway Grosses: Macbeth, Gentleman and Godot Join the Broadway Boards

With Halloween just around the corner, Broadway audiences are doing their best to scare up some great box office receipts on the Great White Way. Perennial frontrunners The Lion King, The Book of Mormon and Wicked (which will celebrate its 10th anniversary on October 30!) topped the week's list, though no show managed to eke past the coveted $2 ...

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Broadway Grosses: After Midnight, Twelfth Night & More Move In!

Broadway Grosses: After Midnight, Twelfth Night & More Move In!

Fall on Broadway is officially in full swing, and that means there’s a bevy of new shows starting every single week—this week is no exception, with The Snow Geese, Betrayal, After Midnight and Twelfth Night and Richard III in repertory all currently in previews. Meanwhile, The Lion King (and its record-setting $1 billion total in box office receipts ...

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The Lion King Reigns Supreme Over Broadway: Grosses to Reach Record-Setting $1 Billion

The Lion King Reigns Supreme Over Broadway: Grosses to Reach Record-Setting $1 Billion

The Lion King will make Broadway history later this month as the first show to gross more than $1 billion. "This humbling milestone is a testament to the vision and artistry of Julie Taymor,” Thomas Schumacher, President and Producer Disney Theatrical Productions, said in a statement.  “For nearly 17 years she has been The Lion King’s guiding creative force ...

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Broadway Grosses: Matilda Is a Miracle at the Box Office, Betrayal's Star Power Packs a Punch

Broadway Grosses: Matilda Is a Miracle at the Box Office, Betrayal's Star Power Packs a Punch

Broadway is positively booming this fall, with eight shows, including Matilda, Kinky Boots and Motown the Musical hitting the million dollar mark in box office receipts this week. The Book of Mormon and Matilda shattered their house records (even after Matilda temporarily lost their headmaster Miss Trunchbull, played by Craig Bierko, to a shoulder injury). Betrayal, featuring the one-two punch ...

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