Broadway Box Office Slips To $27M; Glenda Jackson’s ‘King Lear’ & Temptations Musical Arrive

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When Glenda Jackson’s King Lear and the new Temptations jukebox musical arrive on Broadway in the same week, the fledgling spring season has officially kicked into gear. Still, box office overall remained in cold-weather mode, dropping nearly 10%…

Broadway Box Office Holds Steady At $30M; Brian d’Arcy James Heads ‘The Ferryman’ Replacement Cast

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Broadway box office held fairly steady for the theater season’s Week 39 (ending Feb. 24), with most shows reporting some slippage. Total receipts for the 29 productions was $29,863,192, off a small 2% from the previous week. Attendance barely bud…

Broadway’s ‘Be More Chill’ Breaks House Record As Overall Box Office Hits $31M

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Be More Chill arrived on Broadway to a big welcome, beginning previews and breaking the seven-performance house record at the Lyceum Theatre with a gross of $738,384, a virtual sell-out with 98% of seats filled for those first seven previews.
The stron…

Broadway Box Office Cools To $26M With NYC’s Chilly Winter Temperatures

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With New York City temperatures hitting single digits, virtually every Broadway show saw at least some decline at the box office last week, and with two fewer productions on the boards than the previous week, total revenue took a 12% slide to $26.5 mil…

Broadway Feels Slight Winter Chill As Box Office Dips To $30M; ‘American Son’, ‘Waverly Gallery’ Take Final Bows

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Broadway box office survived the New York chill last week, with receipts dropping a small 5% despite the loss of two productions and some widely spread, if undramatic, downturns. Total receipts for the 29 productions were $29,982,380, with attendance o…

Broadway Rocks Steady With $32M; ‘Waitress’ Returns To $1M Club

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Broadway box office found a mid-winter groove as departing shows departed and recent openers moved beyond the comps and press seat period, leaving ticket buyers to buoy the 31-show roster with a $31,699,190 box office take, a tiny 1% slip from the prev…

Broadway Notches $32M In Weekly Box Office; Daniel Radcliffe-Starrer ‘Lifespan Of A Fact’ Ends Run On High Note

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Broadway had some winter weight loss last week, shedding four productions and about 15% in box office. Grosses for Week 33, ending Jan. 13, totaled $31,937,248, with most shows reporting dips. Total attendance was 274,375, down about 9% from the previo…

Broadway’s Best Year: 2018 Closes Out At $1.8B; ‘Potter’, ‘Mockingbird’, ‘Chicago’ Among Holiday Week Record-Setters

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With record-breaking newcomers like To Kill A Mockingbird, Network and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child joining long-running stalwarts including Chicago, Wicked and The Lion King in smashing various year-end weekly box office records, Broadway finishe…

Broadway’s ‘Harry Potter’ & ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Break Box Office Records; Musicals Set House Records

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Broadway productions celebrated the end of 2018 by shredding box office records like so much confetti, with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and To Kill a Mockingbird setting all-time weekly ticket sale highs for, respectively, a play and an American …

Broadway Box Office Rises As Audiences Seek Out Holiday Comfort Food

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Apart from the blazing start for To Kill a Mockingbird, overall Broadway grosses for the week ending December 23 reflected a holiday-season gravitation to familiar crowd-pleasers.
Total box office came in at about $41 million, up 3% from last week and …

Broadway Hits $1B Season Total; ‘Springsteen On Broadway’, ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, ‘Network’ Fill Theaters

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Springsteen On Broadway has left the building, departing Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre just as it arrived – sold out and going for top dollar. The final four performances of the solo behemoth added nearly $2 million to Broadway’s ove…

Broadway Jingles $40M In Holiday Season Coin; ‘Cher Show’ A Sell-Out At $1.1M

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Broadway jingled with silver, gold and holiday season tourists last week, ringing up $40M at the box office – a solid 6% jump over the previous week and a whopping 34% better than this week last year. Recent arrivals like To Kill A Mockingbird, N…

Broadway Box Office Settles After Thanksgiving Feast; ‘Network’, ‘Mockingbird’ Add To $38M Total

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Broadway box office fell back to earth last week following the previous week’s best-Thanksgiving-ever skyrocket numbers. With two additional shows on board raising the number of productions to 38, total attendance held virtually the same at 299,4…

Broadway’s Best-Ever Thanksgiving: A $43M Feast, A ‘Harry Potter’ Record & A ’60 Minutes’ Boon To ‘Mockingbird’

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Broadway had its best Thanksgiving week in recorded history, grossing $43M as house records and other markers were smashed like so many sweet potatoes. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child even set a new high for weekly ticket sales (for a play) with a bi…

‘Network’, ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Filling Seats On Broadway

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Hollywood’s greatest satire of television is filling seats on Broadway: Network, directed by Ivo van Hove and starring Bryan Cranston, neared the million-dollar box office turf last week, grossing $994,920 for seven preview performances.
The powe…

‘Network’ Previews, ‘King Kong’ Opens As Broadway Scores $37M

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Bryan Cranston arrived on Broadway to two full houses last week, as the much-anticipated Network played a couple previews at the Belasco Theater and contributed $293,220 to Broadway’s $37,230,401 total for Week 24 (ending Nov. 11).
Overall box of…

Aaron Sorkin’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Previews To SRO Crowds; Overall Broadway Box Office Slips

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Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird joins this week’s Broadway box office roster, taking in $520,357 for three preview – and sold-out – performances. The play, starring Jeff Daniels in the…

Broadway Box Office Slips To $33M; Mike Birbiglia’s ‘New One’ & Musical ‘The Prom’ Join Fall Roster

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Two new productions – Mike Birbiglia’s The New One and musical The Prom – joined the Broadway roster but couldn’t keep overall box office from slipping: Grosses for Broadway’s Week 22 (ending Oct. 28) were down about 4% to…

Broadway Box Office Rings Up $34M; ‘The Ferryman’, ‘Lifespan Of A Fact’ Get Warm Welcomes

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Broadway box office continued apace as fall settled on the theater district, with a raft of recent arrivals helping to push grosses up a slight 3% over last week to $34,344,693. Attendance for Broadway’s Week 21 (ending Oct. 21) was up from the p…