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Broadway Grosses: Hamilton Remains Box Office Darling; Will Spring Awakening Bloom After Opening Night Triumph?

Broadway Grosses: Hamilton Remains Box Office Darling; Will Spring Awakening Bloom After Opening Night Triumph?

With the official start of fall comes cooler weather and milder crowds, and though most Broadway shows faced an expected dip in grosses, a select few celebrated an uptick. The gargantuan hit Hamilton seems to never be satisfied, as it hit its highest capacity to date last week and jumped to $1,567,451. There was also The Book of ...

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Broadway Grosses: In Final Weeks, Kinky Boots' Billy Porter Raises You (and Box Office Numbers) Up

Broadway Grosses: In Final Weeks, Kinky Boots' Billy Porter Raises You (and Box Office Numbers) Up

Kinky Boots will welcome Emmy winner Wayne Brady to the Land of Lola beginning November 20, but before then, Tony winner Billy Porter is keeping the crowd at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre hot as ever. The tuner, which also just celebrated its West End opening night, surpassed the $1 million mark for the first time last week since May and ...

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Broadway Grosses: Standing Room Only Crowds for Taye Diggs' Hedwig & the Angry Inch Swan Song

Broadway Grosses: Standing Room Only Crowds for Taye Diggs' Hedwig & the Angry Inch Swan Song

Taye Diggs took off the make up and put the wig back on the shelf for good on September 13, as Hedwig and the Angry Inch played its final Broadway performance at the Belasco Theatre. Though grosses had taken a considerable dip in 2015, the show ended with a macroscopic box office push, returning above the $600k mark. In terms ...

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Broadway Grosses: Beautiful Back in the Millions, Celebrates One Fine Labor Day Weekend

Broadway Grosses: Beautiful Back in the Millions, Celebrates One Fine Labor Day Weekend

The holiday weekend brought a box office uptick to a handful of shows, including one making the earth move at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical celebrated a gross back above $1 million, and at 99.68%, returned to the top five shows by capacity. The Broadway goliath Hamilton also took advantage of the end-of-summer crowds and ...

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Broadway Grosses: Ballet Superstar Misty Copeland Brings Box Office Bump to On the Town

Broadway Grosses: Ballet Superstar Misty Copeland Brings Box Office Bump to On the Town

A new Miss Turnstiles has crowds turning to On the Town. American Ballet Theatre prima ballerina Misty Copeland began performances as Ivy Smith in the Broadway revival on August 25, and in her first week at the Lyric Theatre, the show rose to 79.7% capacity in the colossal Lyric Theatre and grossed $914,434—more than $500,000 more than ...

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Broadway Grosses: Keep Believing! The Book of Mormon Stands Strong in Summer Months

Broadway Grosses: Keep Believing! The Book of Mormon Stands Strong in Summer Months

The Book of Mormon has no intention of turning it off on the Great White Way any time soon. The perennial box office favorite secured the top spot in terms of capacity—a position usually reserved for Fun Home in recent months. In their final week on the Main Stem, Penn and Teller, along with Broadway's latest whopper Hamilton and usual suspects ...

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Broadway Grosses: Work! Hamilton Snaps Up Crowds on Opening Week

Broadway Grosses: Work! Hamilton Snaps Up Crowds on Opening Week

Hamilton officially opened  at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on August 6, and we have a feeling it has secured its place in the frontrunners for quite a while. The show played to 100.66% capacity this past week, and with raves and much buzz, we expect the musical’s grosses to soar even higher in the near future. Additionally, Penn ...

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Penn & Teller Recoups on Broadway Before Ending Limited Engagement

Penn & Teller Recoups on Broadway Before Ending Limited Engagement

Penn & Teller On Broadway has recouped its $2.85 million capitalization. The legendary magic duo began performances at the Marquis Theatre on July 7. They disappear from Broadway on August 16 at the Marquis Theatre to head back to Las Vegas.

Though the two end their Broadway stint later this month, magic won’t be too far from the Great ...

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Broadway Grosses: Amen! An Act of God Concludes Broadway Run with Highest-Grossing Week

Broadway Grosses: Amen! An Act of God Concludes Broadway Run with Highest-Grossing Week

Jim Parsons took on the Almighty for the final time on August 3 as An Act of God concluded its run at Studio 54. But the show had reason to celebrate before ascending to the Heaviside Layer (which is where we assume cats and Broadway shows go once they’re no longer with us.) The comedy hit its highest-grossing week at $1 ...

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Broadway Grosses: Mamma Mia! Embraces ‘Money, Money, Money’ in Final Weeks of Its 14-Year Stay

Broadway Grosses: Mamma Mia! Embraces ‘Money, Money, Money’ in Final Weeks of Its 14-Year Stay

It’s had audiences dancing in the aisles since 2001, but Mamma Mia! is still the name of the game. The ABBA musical, which is set to close on September 12 at the Broadhurst Theatre, continued its record-breaking streak by once again playing its highest grossing non-holiday week since moving to the space in November 2013 (from the Winter Garden Theatre ...

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