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Broadway Grosses: Betrayal Has a Record-Breaking Debut Week, Glass Kicks Ass at the Box Office

Broadway Grosses: Betrayal Has a Record-Breaking Debut Week, Glass Kicks Ass at the Box Office

Daniel CraigRachel Weisz and Rafe Spall aren’t messing around! The trio's revival of Betrayal began performances this week, and if the Broadway community weren’t already aware of the presence of these mega-movie stars, it is now! Motown, Pippin and The Lion King were shockingly knocked out from the top of the capacity charts by the pair ...

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Raise You Up! Tony-Winning Musical Kinky Boots Recoups

Raise You Up! Tony-Winning Musical Kinky Boots Recoups

Looks like Broadway audiences love an exhilarating, drag-tastic and downright fabulous musical! Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein’s Tony-winning show Kinky Boots has recouped its full $13.5 million investment in just 30 weeks. Starring Tony winner Billy Porter, Tony nominee Stark Sands, Tony nominee Annaleigh Ashford and directed by Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots continues its crowd-pleasing run at the ...

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Broadway Grosses: A Time to Kill Packs the Courtroom for Its Opening Arguments

Broadway Grosses: A Time to Kill Packs the Courtroom for Its Opening Arguments

OK, so it’s a theater and not a courtroom, but that didn’t stop A Time to Kill from filling the seats for its very first preview performance this week. Earning just under $55,000 for its first performance, the stage adaptation of John Grisham’s legal thriller sailed its way to the capacity big leagues. The jury's ...

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Broadway Grosses: Mormons and Lions Fight for the Crown; Janis Joplin, The Winslow Boy Join the Party

Broadway Grosses: Mormons and Lions Fight for the Crown; Janis Joplin, The Winslow Boy Join the Party

In the eternal battle between Broadway’s biggest blockbusters, the tides can change at any moment! That’s why The Book of Mormon trounced The Lion King at the box office this week, with the two perennial frontrunners in a heated battle with only dollars separating the two. (Last week, Lion won by $6,000, while this week, Mormon conquered ...

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Broadway Grosses: The Lion King Reigns Supreme on Broadway; The Book of Mormon Closes In on Second

Broadway Grosses: The Lion King Reigns Supreme on Broadway; The Book of Mormon Closes In on Second

Last week, The Book of Mormon bumped ahead of the competition in grosses. This week, The Lion King pounced its way back to the top of the pack. Of course, the Mormon boys are still packing the houses past 100% capacity, followed closely behind by the drag queens at Kinky Boots, those flying monkeys over at Wicked and the R ...

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Broadway Grosses: Big Fish Reels In a Huge Audience; The Book of Mormon Reclaims the Crown

Broadway Grosses: Big Fish Reels In a Huge Audience; The Book of Mormon Reclaims the Crown

For the first time since March, The Book of Mormon rose to the top in both grosses and capacity, besting fellow perennials The Lion King and Wicked to become the highest earner and seat-filler for the week. While we’re on the subject of filling seats, give a big tip of the hat to the brand new musical Big Fish ...

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Broadway Grosses: Matilda Triumphs as Bertie Carvel and Lauren Ward Exit

Broadway Grosses: Matilda Triumphs as Bertie Carvel and Lauren Ward Exit

Did audiences spend their long Labor Day weekend with a Broadway show? Crowds flocked to box office staples like The Lion King and The Book of Mormon during the extended weekend. For the first time since May, the revolting children of Matilda edged out the dynamic drag divas of Kinky Boots in packing the house—though both shows scored with ...

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Broadway Grosses: Did Romeo and Juliet Have a Star-Crossed Box Office Debut?

Broadway Grosses: Did Romeo and Juliet Have a Star-Crossed Box Office Debut?

With just a few more weeks of summer left, Broadway audiences are flooding the houses to get their final vacation fix of musical theater goodness. Perennial frontrunners The Lion King, Wicked and The Book of Mormon topped the list this week, though no show managed to eke past the coveted $2 million mark (which they’ve recently seemed to surpass ...

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Broadway Grosses: The Lion King Leads the Pack at the Box Office

Broadway Grosses: The Lion King Leads the Pack at the Box Office

With Labor Day just around the corner, Broadway fans are squeezing in trips to New York City to catch a show before school starts. The Lion King roared ahead at the box office this week as the only show to hit the $2 million mark. Big earners Matilda and Kinky Boots both broke their box office records, and the new ...

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Broadway Grosses: Blockbuster Musicals Wicked and The Lion King Soar Past $2 Million

Broadway Grosses: Blockbuster Musicals Wicked and The Lion King Soar Past $2 Million

Perennial blockbusters Wicked and The Lion King roared past the $2 million box office mark this week, while nine other musicals hauled in over $1 million. On the flip side, two of Broadway’s newest—the rockin’ rabbi show Soul Doctor and the Beatles show Let It Be—fell to the bottom of the grosses pack. The Nance closed out ...

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