Just when things looked so rosy for Broadway ticket sales, figures for the week ending April 6 took a bit of a nosedive. The total sum of box office sales was $17,944,821, considerably lower than the same week last year, as well as lower than the more than $21... Read more
As if you haven’t heard enough this past decade about Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, mother of the future king of England, her story may be coming to the Broadway stage. According to the New York Post, Tina Brown, author of the best-selling 2007 book, “The Diana Chronicles”,... Read more
This past weekend saw the Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas debut an extended run of the hit musical Jersey Boys, one of the biggest shows currently on Broadway and winner of four Tony Awards in 2006 including Best Musical. The production was brought to Vegas by Dodger... Read more
The hit Broadway musical Legally Blonde will begin a national tour on Sept. 23 at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI. The musical is based on the 2001 Reese Witherspoon romantic comedy of the same name, and on Broadway, the show consistently ranked among the top 20... Read more
Another up-and-coming week as Broadway box offices continue to thrive. The figures are all good; ticket sales for the week ending March 30 were $21,156,392 (not including figures from Young Frankenstein), almost a cool $2 million more than the same week last season and up from last week’s great... Read more
Picture this: You are a fan of Mel Brooks, and you really want to see Young Frankenstein playing at the Hilton Theatre. But at $450 for the top ticket, you’ve had second thoughts. That charge, for The Producers preceding it and now for “Young Frankenstein,” may be the highest... Read more
Rent, the seventh-longest running show on Broadway, had its “lease” extended. Instead of closing on June 1 as planned, producers announced this week that overwhelming ticket demand caused them to change their minds and extend the musical until Sept. 7, and ticket holders who bought tickets to the original... Read more
Broadway ticket sales for the week ending March 23 continued to show solid signs of life. To paraphrase the old saying, O, Broadway—How do we love thee? Let us count the ways! First, there are no less than six shows, all musicals, in the million-dollar club for the week:... Read more
Next month, Radio City Music Hall will launch a new Speaker Series that it plans to make an annual event. The first discussion, entitled “The Minds That Move The World,” which will be moderated by CNN’s Anderson Cooper, will kick off on April 21 and feature Tucker Carlson, James... Read more
Spring is in sight as sure as the time change over the weekend, and it seems only fitting that the fiscal temperature on Broadway begins to thaw with the warming weather. The total Broadway box office receipts for this past week ending March 9, excluding Young Frankenstein which is... Read more