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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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Broadway Grosses: Turn It Up, Turn It Up! On Your Feet! Maintains Strong Box Office Presence in Early Previews

Broadway Grosses: Turn It Up, Turn It Up! On Your Feet! Maintains Strong Box Office Presence in Early Previews

It seems audiences can’t control themselves any longa’ (sorry). The Gloria and Emilio Estefan bio-musical On Your Feet! ended its second week of previews on Broadway with a slight downtick from its debut, but still with an impressive gross of $903,937 for seven performances. Expect it to join the millionaires’ club once it begins full eight-performance weeks. Meanwhile, five ...

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Broadway Grosses: Something Rotten! Maintains Will Power with Seven Figures at Box Office

Broadway Grosses: Something Rotten! Maintains Will Power with Seven Figures at Box Office

The Bottoms inched closer to the top last week, as Something Rotten! surpassed the $1 million mark for the first time in seven weeks. The show faced a slight dip in capacity in July, but has maintained its footing through the summer and start of fall. Meanwhile, while most new shows did not come out of the gate with chart-topping ...

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Broadway Grosses: Checking Back In on Tony-Winning Fun Home as Sydney Lucas Hangs Up the Keys

Broadway Grosses: Checking Back In on Tony-Winning Fun Home as Sydney Lucas Hangs Up the Keys

Pint-sized Tony nominee Sydney Lucas sang about that ring of keys for the final time in Fun Home on October 4, and the musical sent her off with a slight uptick. The Tony-winning tuner celebrated a box office increase of over $40,000, despite a miniscule decrease in attendance; it still managed to hit 99.3% capacity in the small ...

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