2013 Drama Desk Award Nominations are out, Hardbody and Giant lead noms followed by Matilda and more

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Send to Kindle The Drama Desk Awards were announced this morning and it was an Off-Broadway show, Giant,  and the little show that didn’t survive on Broadway, Hands on a Hardbody, that garnered the most nominations. The awards will be handed out on May 19, 2013 at Town hall. Tickets can be purchased through The Drama Desk website. Outstanding […]

Broadway grosses drop even as juggernauts Matilda and Motown the Musical open

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Send to Kindle Broadway grosses for the week ending April 14, 2013 are in and there were drops across the boards.  2 shows opened this past week, Motown: the Musical and Matilda which contributed about $300K in less revenue for the week due to comping the opening night shows. Even with one person shows Macbeth and […]

Hands on a Hardbody has soft sales and will close April 13

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We are sad to have been correct as we announced earlier today that it looked like Hands on a Hardbody (4 out of 5 stars from TheaterAdvisor reviewers) would close due to lack of sales significant enough to sustain the production. Today the production announced it will close on April 13, 2013 after 28 […]

Broadway Grosses week of 4-7-13 start to dip but heavyweights stay strong

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Life is not fair on Broadway, some shows are killing it with massive sales while others can’t seem to generate any interest at all. Rumor has it that Hands on a Hardbody will announce its closing this week and while sad, it isnot surprising considering the show has not caught on with ticket buyers. Sales […]

Hands on Hardbody Musical on Broadway review roundup

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Hands on a Hardbody, the new musical adaptation of the quirky documentary about cash-strapped Texans competing for a shiny new pickup truck in a competition of will and stamina, pulled onto Broadway on March 21, 2013 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The story focuses on the group of contestants vying for the new pickup […]

Grosses are UP for the Week Ending March 17, 2013

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Spring is in the air and Broadway loves the breeze. Grosses are up for the week ending March 17, 2013. While long-running standards like Wicked, Lion King and The Book of Mormon continue to dominated the Broadway box office, audiences came in droves to see the new musical Motown. Only in its first […]

Broadway Grosses for the Week Ending March 10, 2013

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Grosses are up a bit for the week ending March 10, 2013 in part due to the new play by Nora Ephron and starring Tom Hanks, Lucky Guy, which took more than $1 million for its first full week of previews. Matilda got off to a decent start, as well, for its first […]

Broadway Grosses for the Week Ending March 3, 2013

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After 334 week on Broadway and a total gross of $294,558,629, Disney’s Mary Poppins has officially closed. In its final week, the beloved show danced (or flew a magical umbrella) into the top five, grossing more than $1 million and played to a capacity of 97%. Barry Manilow completed his Broadway run, grossing […]

Broadway Grosses Dip for the Week Ending Feb. 24, 2013

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The Lion King claimed the top spot for the week ending February 24, 2013. Unfortunately, overall Broadway grosses dropped and there are only 6 productions in the millionaire club this week, down from 7. Picnic played its final performance, closing out its run with $331, 975 for the week ending and $2,409,844 total […]

Broadway Musical Planned Featuring Music of Award Winning Songwriter Diane Warren

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Broadway producer Dede Harris has optioned the music catalogue of Diane Warren, one of the most popular and successful contemporary songwriters of our time, to create a new musical for the Broadway stage. Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winner and six-time Academy Award nominee Diane Warren is the first songwriter in the history of […]