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Broadway's Big Win: Theater Finally Gets Same Tax Breaks as TV & Film

Broadway's Big Win: Theater Finally Gets Same Tax Breaks as TV & Film

Christmas will come early for Broadway on December 18! For the first time ever, Great White Way productions and live theater will qualify for the same tax breaks that film and TV projects receive. The result, part of a bigger tax package that you've probably been hearing ad nauseam about, should hopefully lead to new investment and create hundreds of ...

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Broadway to Gain New Venue; Ambassador Theatre Group Will Reopen Hudson Theatre

Broadway to Gain New Venue; Ambassador Theatre Group Will Reopen Hudson Theatre

Broadway officially has a new power player! British theater bigwig Howard Panter and his Ambassador Theatre Group have acquired the Hudson Theatre in the Hudson Hotel. They were previously reported to be in talks to to take over and renovate the 112-year-old venue, which would then seat 950. This will bring the number of Broadway theaters up to 41; building ...

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Broadway Grosses: Fiddler on the Roof Finishes Third Consecutive Week as a Rich Man in Millionaire's Club

Broadway Grosses: Fiddler on the Roof Finishes Third Consecutive Week as a Rich Man in Millionaire's Club

Following the short-lived Doctor Zhivago earlier this year, the Broadway Theatre has made a more promising match with Fiddler on the Roof. The revival, directed by Bartlett Sher and starring Danny Burstein, ended its third consecutive week of previews over the $1 million mark, taking in $1,047,622. While it has taken a dip with each report (the more ...

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Broadway Grosses: An American in Paris' Fidgety Feet & Kinky Boots's Sexed Up Heels Shuffle Up the Boards

Broadway Grosses: An American in Paris' Fidgety Feet & Kinky Boots's Sexed Up Heels Shuffle Up the Boards

An American in Paris’ streak of beginner’s luck has not yet worn off. The musical was one of the few shows to increase in the grosses following last week’s Thanksgiving-driven success. The show was just shy of breaking back into the top five, which was dominated by usual suspects The Lion King, Wicked, Hamilton, Aladdin and The Book of Mormon ...

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Broadway Grosses: Great White Way Remains Thankful for Turkey Day; Rocking Previews, House Records & More

Broadway Grosses: Great White Way Remains Thankful for Turkey Day; Rocking Previews, House Records & More

There are many traditions on Thanksgiving weekend: turkey and stuffing, parades, artfully avoiding hot topics at the table and Broadway box offices doing gangbusters. Aladdin broke the house record for the ninth time at the New Amsterdam Theatre, grossing $2,048,248. It sat comfortably in the top five with perennial favorites The Lion King, Wicked, Hamilton and The Book ...

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Broadway Grosses: On Your Feet! Turns Box Office Beat Around with Highest-Grossing Week; Fiddler Rises on Main Stem Again

Broadway Grosses: On Your Feet! Turns Box Office Beat Around with Highest-Grossing Week; Fiddler Rises on Main Stem Again

The up-beat Gloria and Emilio Estefan tuner On Your Feet! opened on Broadway on November 5, and it has since had an impressive audience hearing percussion. The musical just concluded its highest grossing week at $1,317,026, just shy of hitting the top five by revenue and capacity (94.46%). The new revival of Fiddler on the Roof began ...

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Broadway Grosses: The Color Purple & School of Rock Push Da Box Office Button in First Weeks

Broadway Grosses: The Color Purple & School of Rock Push Da Box Office Button in First Weeks

While usual suspects like Wicked, The Lion King and Hamilton secured the top spots at the box office, two new productions made sizable, if not placing, debuts on the boards. The revival of The Color Purple, led by Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson and Danielle Brooks, played its first six preview performances at 98.10% capacity and grossed 89% of its ...

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Broadway Grosses: King Charles III's Successful Broadway Coronation Delivers a Box Office Boost

Broadway Grosses: King Charles III's Successful Broadway Coronation Delivers a Box Office Boost

While most shows faced a slump over Halloween, the Great White Way picked itself back up this past week as almost every production celebrated a box office increase, many by more than $100,000. King Charles III, which opened to glowing reviews on November 1, made over $200,000 more than it did in the previous week. Additional shows to ...

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Broadway Grosses: The Lion King Reigns at the Box Office Now & Forever (Sorry, Cats)

Broadway Grosses: The Lion King Reigns at the Box Office Now & Forever (Sorry, Cats)

The Lion King became the third-longest running show in Broadway history this past week, surpassing another show about a herd of felines (titled—appropriately enough—Cats). And even after over 7,500 performances, the Mouse still has the boards on lockdown. The Disney tuner claimed the top spot in the grosses, earning $1,640,663. Joining it in the top five ...

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Broadway Grosses: Al Pacino's Star Power Grants China Doll Entry to Millionaire's Club in First Week

Broadway Grosses: Al Pacino's Star Power Grants China Doll Entry to Millionaire's Club in First Week

It was the tale of two screen icons on Broadway this week. Al Pacino made his eagerly anticipated return to the Great White Way in David Mamet's China Doll with impressive results. The production joined the million dollar club in just six preview performances, bringing in $1,072,111 at 100.47% capacity, the third most packed house on the ...

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