Grosses drop week ending 6-3-12

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Overall, Broadway grosses were $24.2 million for the week ending 6-3-12, as opposed to $26.6 million the week before. While many shows saw a drop in their weekly grosses, Wicked was able to hold relatively steady and remain on top, grossing $1,802,133. Usual contenders The Lion King, The Book of Mormon, Evita and […]

‘Once’ wins big again; Drama Desk Awards winners

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The acclaimed new musical Once led the Drama Desk Awards on Sunday, earning four awards, including the prize for best musical. This top honor adds to its recent success and gives it momentum heading into next weekend’s Tony Awards. The musical, which is based on the documentary style 2006 film of the same […]

Broadway Season Sales reach all-time High at over $1B

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Broadway’s season statistics are in and things look great. The 2011-2012 season, which began May 30, 2011 and ended May 27, yielded $1,139,311,457 in grosses, up 5.4% from last season. ”The variety of shows currently on Broadway succeeds in providing something for everyone, so we’re not surprised that this is the highest grossing […]

Grosses are up for the week ending 5-27-12

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Grosses are up! The unofficial start of summer is here, the Tony Awards are near and the week ending 5-27-12 shows healthy box office results. Death of a Salesman broke the house record at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for the seventh time, grossing more than $1 million in only seven performances. The Book […]

Grosses are up for the week ending 5-20-12

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The Lion King comes out on top again, with Wicked closely behind. But the biggest story might be Evita. The production has broken the house record at the Marquis Theatre for the seventh time, and secures a spot among the top three grossing shows with  $1,586,902. The Book of Mormon, Spider-man, Nice Work […]

Grosses hold steady for the week ending 5-13-12

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The Lion King comes out on top again, as the production works to dethrone Wicked as the top grossing show of the season. Wicked has claimed the spot the for last five years, but at this rate, and grossing $1,717,281, The Lion King, in its fifteenth year on Broadway, is looking to break […]

Grosses keep steady for the week ending 5-6-12

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Nice Work If You Can Get It made its way into the millionaire club for the first time, grossing $1,022,115. The new Gershwin musical, which opened in April, played at 93.11% capacity, coming in just behind Spider-man Turn Off the Dark. Evita, The Book of Mormon, Wicked and The Lion King complete the […]

Grosses down slightly for week ending 4-29-12

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Send to Kindle Grosses are down just slightly for the week ending 4-29-12. With the Broadway season officially coming to a close, there is a surplus of productions in the market, driving up the number of empty seats on Broadway. The Lion King, again, takes the top spot, edging out Wicked, respectively grossing $1,761,855 and […]

Easter Bonnet Competition Pulls in $3.6 Million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

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The 26th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition raised $3,677,855, the result of six weeks of intensive fundraising for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS by 51 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies. The grand total was announced April 24 at this year’s Easter Bonnet, which ended in two shows featuring original presentations, songs, dances and 18 elaborate, […]

Grosses are down for the week ending 4-22-12

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Grosses are down with only one week left in the 2011-2012 theater season. Total revenue is about $4 million less than last week’s end. The Lion King, however, had a good week. It edged out Wicked to claim the top spot, though by only $3,310. Completing the millionaire club is The Book of […]