The lights on Broadway continue to shine in spite of the looming threat of a recession. The past week’s ticket sales beat out both the previous weeks and the same week last season with $16,587,238 in total sales compared to $15,558,404 and $16,044,883 respectively. The figures for the season... Read more
A new version of the classic “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” which has been a movie and a successful musical over the past 20-plus years, is tentatively slated to come to Broadway some time in the next several months. Argentinian writer Manuel Puig gave us the story of two... Read more
As the troubles on Wall Street continue to affect millions across the country, New York tourists have continued to pass through the turnstiles on Broadway. The total gross receipts were $15,558,404 this past week, down a bit from last week but still exceeding the same week last season of... Read more
Broadway and other U.S.-based theatres will surely be watching the results of a new program launched by the British government’s Culture Ministry where people under 26 years old will be given free theatre tickets. The move was initiated last week in partnership with 95 theatres in the UK, and... Read more
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In spite of an erratic market on Wall Street this past week, Broadway had a positive bounce of close to $2 million. This week saw totals of $15,646,163, compared to the pale total of $13,763,550 last week. For the season, things are looking good too with this season bringing... Read more
With every segment of the economy affected by the falling of giants on Wall Street, it remains to be seen what effect this will have on ticket sales on Broadway. Variety predicts that “the repercussions from Monday’s meltdown will be significant” and goes on to say that private equity... Read more
Broadway box office returns suffered miserably this past week from the usual exodus of Labor Day tourists and the return of students to classes, but were made much worse when New York City was deluged by the tail end of two hurricanes. Overall the figures were abysmal, although still... Read more
Box office totals this past week for the 25 productions on Broadway continued to outshine the same week last year bringing in $17,160,612, compared to last season’s $16,323,214. The total was a slight drop from the previous week’s sales of $17,344,648. Overall, this season’s total of $262,039,164 is ahead... Read more
Another Broadway season is upon us, and the Great White Way is rolling out an impressive line-up of shows to keep both domestic and foreign theater lovers and tourists entertained, and to keep ticket sales buzzing. Unfortunately, due to jitters about the economy, there are several postponements or cancellations:... Read more