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Broadway Grosses: Matilda, Aladdin and More Kid Favorites Dominate the Great White Way

Broadway Grosses: Matilda, Aladdin and More Kid Favorites Dominate the Great White Way

Spring Break is upon us and childhood mischief is popping up all over Broadway. Miss Trunchbull may think they're just maggots, but the children of Matilda, along with family favorites Wicked and The Lion King found themselves in the top five grossing productions. Meanwhile Disney street urchin Aladdin officially opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre and kept up its ...

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Broadway Grosses: Aladdin and Wicked Fly High at the Box Office

Broadway Grosses: Aladdin and Wicked Fly High at the Box Office

Whether on a magic carpet or a broomstick, it's a good week to be flying on Broadway. Aladdin, in its third week of previews, continued to bring in packed houses, while Wicked kept its spot as the top grossing show. Additionally, the revolting children of Matilda found their way back into the top five, and A Raisin in the ...

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Broadway Grosses: Denzel Washington & Idina Menzel Warm Up the Spring

Broadway Grosses: Denzel Washington & Idina Menzel Warm Up the Spring

A Raisin In The Sun, starring Denzel Washington, may have only had one preview on Broadway this week, but the show certainly made its presence felt, playing to 100% capacity at the Ethel Barrymore. Newcomer Aladdin, in its second week in previews, continued to play to full houses. Meanwhile Wicked returned to the top spot and its former headliner Idina ...

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Broadway Grosses: Aladdin & Les Miz Immediately Fly High on Broadway

Broadway Grosses: Aladdin & Les Miz Immediately Fly High on Broadway

Aladdin and Les Miz both began previews on Broadway this week and turns out everyone wanted to see a carpet fly and how Ramin Karimloo would do on his Main Stem debut—both shows played to 100% capacity. Meanwhile Rebecca Hall made her final Main Stem bow in Machinal over at the American Airlines Theatre, as did those Bronx Bombers ...

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Broadway Grosses: The Glass Menagerie Sparkles in Last Week on Broadway

Broadway Grosses: The Glass Menagerie Sparkles in Last Week on Broadway

Midwinter recess for schools in New York State helped those magical maggots over at Matilda to worm their way back into the top five grossing shows on the Great White Way this week. Wicked once again defied gravity in the top spot and The Lion King followed close behind. Meanwhile over at the Booth Theatre The Glass Menagerie made its ...

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Broadway Grosses: Beautiful Beats the Blizzard to Be the Main Stem's Valentine

Broadway Grosses: Beautiful Beats the Blizzard to Be the Main Stem's Valentine

Broadway audiences made Beautiful: The Carole King Musical their Valentine this week, as it set a new box office record at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, despite the blizzard conditions on the Great White Way. Over at the Belasco Theatre, those two plays in rep, Twelfth Night and Richard III, took their final Main Stem bow, breaking the house box office ...

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Broadway Grosses: Bronx Bombers Steps Up to the Plate & Janis Joplin Calls It a Night

Broadway Grosses: Bronx Bombers Steps Up to the Plate & Janis Joplin Calls It a Night

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Broadway audiences are doing their best to show the Great White Way some red-hot love. Perennial frontrunners The Book of Mormon, Wicked and The Lion King topped the week's list, though no show managed to eke past the coveted $2 million mark. Bronx Bombers, the showy homage to the New York ...

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Broadway Grosses: Super Bowl Can't Stop Shakespeare! Mark Rylance's Double-Bill Scores Box Office Touchdown

Broadway Grosses: Super Bowl Can't Stop Shakespeare! Mark Rylance's Double-Bill Scores Box Office Touchdown

Two-time Tony winner Mark Rylance pulling Shakespeare double-duty on Broadway in Twelfth Night and Richard III has consistently been one of the must-see events of the season since the shows opened on October 10, 2013. The all-male Shakespeare’s Globe repertory productions broke the house record at the Belasco Theatre for the fifth time, while fan favorites The Book of ...

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Broadway Grosses: Twelfth Night Breaks Records, Beautiful Packs the House & Bridges Joins the Boards

Broadway Grosses: Twelfth Night Breaks Records, Beautiful Packs the House & Bridges Joins the Boards

Audiences are still 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, broke the house record of Broadway’s Belasco Theatre for the fourth time. Meanwhile, Beautiful, starring Tony nominee Jessie Mueller ...

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Broadway Grosses: Beautiful and Twelfth Night/Richard III Make Music at the Box Office

Broadway Grosses: Beautiful and Twelfth Night/Richard III Make Music at the Box Office

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical opened on Broadway this week and with it playing at 96.03% capacity we have a feeling that fans will still be loving the show tomorrow. Meanwhile, Mark Rylance’s Twelfth Night/Richard III is doing the bard justice as the only non-musical show to make the list for top capacity, while fan favorites The ...

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