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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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Mega-Producer Cameron Mackintosh Buys Two More West End Theaters; Will Rename Ambassadors After Stephen Sondheim

Mega-Producer Cameron Mackintosh Buys Two More West End Theaters; Will Rename Ambassadors After Stephen Sondheim

Cameron Mackintosh has added two more theaters to his West End theater group Delfont Mackintosh Theatres. The mega-producer will take over the Victoria Palace Theatre (the current home of Billy Elliot) in June of this year, as well as the Ambassadors Theatre (where Stomp plays) by 2015, which he will rename the Sondheim Theatre.

The acquisition will involve closing the ...

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Broadway Grosses: Hail to the Chief! All The Way Packs Houses

Broadway Grosses: Hail to the Chief! All The Way Packs Houses

Some pretty strong numbers for Mr. President! The Bryan Cranston-led All The Way surpassed usual suspect The Book of Mormon as the leading show by capacity last week at 106.18%. This may in part be due to the All The Way playing only six performances this past week, though the play still managed to bring in its second-highest grossing ...

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Broadway Grosses: Feel the Earth Move? Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Creates Quite the Stir at the Box Office

Broadway Grosses: Feel the Earth Move? Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Creates Quite the Stir at the Box Office

"One Fine Day?" Try one fine week...again! Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, in the midst of celebrating seven Tony nominations, continues to pack the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. The tuner broke a box office record for the second consecutive week, bringing in its highest gross to date ($1,087,702) and exceeding capacity for the first time. Meanwhile, this season ...

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Broadway Grosses: A Gentleman's Guide & Beautiful Celebrate a Post-Tony Noms Box Office Bump

Broadway Grosses: A Gentleman's Guide & Beautiful Celebrate a Post-Tony Noms Box Office Bump

Tony nominations were announced on April 29, and many shows received a box office bump hot off the heels of multiple nods. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, which led the pack last week with ten nominations, celebrated its highest gross of 2014 ($580,279) and a capacity of 93.30% (the highest since it began at the ...

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Broadway Grosses: Hedwig & Cabaret Make Gritty a Hot Ticket on the Great White Way

Broadway Grosses: Hedwig & Cabaret Make Gritty a Hot Ticket on the Great White Way

A popular tune says "the neon lights are bright on Broadway," but audiences also love gritty and seedy! Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Cabaret, which opened on April 22 and 24, respectively, both enjoyed packed houses this week. Rock goddess Neil Patrick Harris played to 102.14% capacity, and the Kit Kat Klub overflowed at 100.17%. Meanwhile, The ...

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