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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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Top of the Heap! Broadway.com Again Named #1 Theater Source in Broadway League Report

Top of the Heap! Broadway.com Again Named #1 Theater Source in Broadway League Report

You still like us, you really like us! For the fourth year in a row, Broadway.com is the number one source for theater fans to find out information about Broadway, according to an independent report by The Broadway League that analyzes the habits of theatergoers. Broadway.com outranks other sources such as word of mouth from friends and family ...

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Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Richard III, Starring Tony Winner Mark Rylance, Recoup on Broadway

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Richard III, Starring Tony Winner Mark Rylance, Recoup on Broadway

The acclaimed all-male Shakespeare's Globe productions of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Richard III recouped their $3.1 million investment, producers announced on January 9. Directed by Tim Carroll, the shows, playing in repertory, began their run at Broadway's Belasco Theatre on October 15, and are scheduled to end their limited engagement on February 16.

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The Glass Menagerie Revival, Starring Cherry Jones & Zachary Quinto, Recoups Broadway Investment

The Glass Menagerie Revival, Starring Cherry Jones & Zachary Quinto, Recoups Broadway Investment

It didn't go to the moon, it went much further! The starry and critically-acclaimed revival of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie has recouped its initial $2.6 million investment, producers announced on January 7. Starring two-time Tony winner Cherry Jones, Zachary Quinto, Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger and Brian J. Smith, the show opened at the Booth Theatre on September ...

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Broadway Grosses: Betrayal and Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark Take Their Final Broadway Bows

Broadway Grosses: Betrayal and Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark  Take Their Final Broadway Bows

Ah, the sweet smell of Betrayal! Harold Pinter’s drama starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Rafe Spall went out with a bang with a whopping $17.5 million cumulative gross for its limited engagement playing to 100 percent capacity at the Barrymore Theatre. The Mike Nichols-directed production proved that the people do come out for plays when 007 takes ...

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Broadway Grosses: Spider-Man Packs Houses in NYC Before Swinging to Vegas

Broadway Grosses: Spider-Man Packs Houses in NYC Before Swinging to Vegas

Spidey is trading the streets of the Big Apple for Las Vegas in 2014, and New York City audiences are giving him a super-sized, web-slinging farewell! The high-flying extravaganza Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark packed in huge crowds this week, playing to over 105 percent capacity at the Foxwoods Theatre. Hit musicals Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Lion King ...

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