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Hugh Jackman, Bradley Cooper Battle for Broadway Holiday Supremacy

Hugh Jackman and Bradley Cooper, who are starring in The River and The Elephant Man, respectively, helped power Broadway to record ticket sales over the Thanksgiving Holiday along with big name Broadway productions like The Lion King and Aladdin. In all, plays and musicials on the Great White Way grossed $34,121,642 for the holiday weekend a $2.6 million increase over last year’s record take, according to The Broadway League, the industry’s trade group. Among other big winners were The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ($952,107); Cinderella ($1.1 million) with Real Atlanta Housewife NeNe Leakes and The Illusionists ($1 million).... Read More...

Robin Williams To Be Honored as Broadway Dims Its Lights Tonight

Robin Williams, who took his own life Monday (Aug. 11), will be honored tonight (Aug. 13) when Broadway theaters dim their marquees in his memory. Although best known for his film roles, Williams appeared in several stage productions. The 63-year-old actor was found dead in his Marin County, Calif. home. The medical examiner ruled that his death was by asphyxiation. Scores of tributes have poured in since his death from family, friends and acquaintances. ... Read More...

Broadway Lights Still Bright, Despite Pounding by Nemo

The Great White Way really is white, for the moment, but the lights are still bright on Broadway, despite the arrival of a classic “nor’easter” that dumped almost a foot of snow on New York City. Most Broadway and Off-Broadway shows are keeping regular schedules, even though transportation is still difficult around the city and surrounding suburbs, which were hit even harder.... Read More...

Broadway Makes Post-Sandy Bounce Over Thanksgiving Holidays

Broadway is back again after taking a beating from Hurricane Sandy. The Great White Way’s 31 shows, including standards like Wicked, The Lion King and Spider-Man, grossed $27 million over the Thanksgiving holidays, according to the Broadway League. Usually one of the theater district’s biggest weekends, this year’s holiday topped the previous week’s gross of $20.88 million from 33 shows by more than 30 percent. But it didn’t take home the turkey. But it came close.... Read More...

Broadway Going Dark During Super Storm Sunday, Monday

Sandy the superstorm and a subway shutdown have delivered a one-two punch to shows on Broadway. Starting Sunday evening (Oct. 28) through at least Monday (Oct. 29) all Broadway performances are being cancelled, the Broadway League announced. “The safety and security of theatregoers and employees is everyone’s primary concern,” said Broadway League Executive Director Charlotte St. Martin in a statement. “As a result of the suspension of public transportation by government authorities in preparation for Hurricane Sandy, evening performances will be cancelled tonight, Sunday, Oct 28, and Monday evening, Oct 29,” she added.... Read More...
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