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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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Tony-Winning A Raisin in the Sun, Starring Denzel Washington, Recoups Broadway Investment

Tony-Winning A Raisin in the Sun, Starring Denzel Washington, Recoups Broadway Investment

Hot off the heels of winning the Tony for Best Revival of a Play, A Raisin in the Sun has announced that it has recouped its entire capitalization. The show, directed by Kenny Leon and starring Denzel Washington, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Sophie Okonedo and Anika Noni Rose, began previews on March 8 and opened on April 3. It will play ...

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Broadway Grosses: Hedwig and the Angry Inch Plays Record-Breaking Week Prior to Taking Home Four Tonys

Broadway Grosses: Hedwig and the Angry Inch Plays Record-Breaking Week Prior to Taking Home Four Tonys

Come on, sugar daddy, bring it home! Prior to roping in four Tony awards on June 8, including Best Revival of a Musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch set a box office record at the Belasco Theatre. In just seven performances, the Neil Patrick Harris-led tuner grossed $1,021,707.87, beating a record held by the production during ...

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Of Mice and Men, Starring James Franco & Tony Nominee Chris O'Dowd, Recoups on Broadway

Of Mice and Men, Starring James Franco & Tony Nominee Chris O'Dowd, Recoups on Broadway

The starry revival of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men has recouped its $3.8 million capitalization on Broadway. Headlined by James Franco, Chris O’Dowd (who received a Tony nod for his performance), Leighton Meester and Jim Norton, the show began previews on March 19 and officially opened on April 16. The production will play a limited engagement ...

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Congrats, Mr. President! Broadway's All the Way, Starring Tony Nominee Bryan Cranston, Recoups Investment

Congrats, Mr. President! Broadway's All the Way, Starring Tony Nominee Bryan Cranston, Recoups Investment

Robert Schenkkan’s All the Way, starring Emmy winner Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson, has recouped its $3.9 million investment. The play began performances at the Neil Simon Theatre on February 10 of this year. 

Directed by Bill Rauch, All the Way starts with the Kennedy assassination and details the first year of Johnson’s presidency, focusing on ...

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Broadway Grosses: Tony-Nominated Tuners Play Packed Houses as the Big Sunday Approaches

Broadway Grosses: Tony-Nominated Tuners Play Packed Houses as the Big Sunday Approaches

It's the week before the Tonys and audiences are scrambling to catch some nominated shows before they potentially bring home top honors at Radio City Music Hall! Three of this year's four Best Musical nominees (Aladdin, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder) played to full houses, as did the revivals of ...

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Broadway Grosses: Summertime & Broadway is Busy! The Great White Way Celebrates Its Best Ever Attended Memorial Day Week

Broadway Grosses: Summertime & Broadway is Busy! The Great White Way Celebrates Its Best Ever Attended Memorial Day Week

With Memorial Day Weekend, the Great White Way has officially begun welcoming summer crowds and box offices are off to a great start this season. In fact, this Memorial Day week was both the highest grossing and best attended in recorded Broadway history. 11 shows were part of the millionaire's club, with The Lion King leading the pack (breaking ...

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There’s No Business Like Show Business! Broadway Grosses Hit $1.27 Billion in 2013-14 Season

There’s No Business Like Show Business! Broadway Grosses Hit $1.27 Billion in 2013-14 Season

Big name stars such as Denzel Washington, Daniel Craig and Neil Patrick Harris, along with popular titles including Aladdin and Les Miserables, helped Broadway do big business over the 2013–2014 season. Great White Way shows grossed $1.27 billion during the period and total attendances reached 12.21 million. All new and continuing productions ran a total of 1496 ...

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