Heading to New York City next Friday, Feb. 22? If so, you have options to find ticket deals on two popular attractions, the Mel Brooks’ musical Young Frankenstein and hot hoopsters the New York Knicks. TicketNews found a bargain on tickets to the Feb. 22 performance of the comedy... Read more
How does Broadway play to American audiences? According to a demographic report on theater audiences by The League of American Theatres and Producers, there was 2.4 percent growth in attendance among domestic audiences in 2006-07, which translated to an estimated 6.1 million homegrown theatergoers. That was almost double the... Read more
Broadway ticket sales showed a welcome improvement for the week ended Feb. 10, with box office receipts reaching $14,567,001, up $1,306,119 over the prior week and higher than this same period a year ago. The frontrunners are the usual suspects: Wicked, Jersey Boys, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid... Read more
The hit Broadway musical “Wicked” will be flying back into Portland, OR for a five-week engagement in the spring of 2009. The national tour, which previously made a two-week, sold-out stop in the city in 2006, will appear at the Keller Auditorium from March 4-April 5. Tickets to the... Read more
Of the ten plays and twenty-one musicals currently on Broadway, only two, Wicked and Jersey Boys passed the million dollar mark for the week ended Feb. 3. Coming in a distant third and fourth were The Lion King and The Little Mermaid. Young Frankenstein is still not reporting ticket... Read more
The week ended Jan. 27 was a quiet one on Broadway with only two productions officially making the million-dollar mark, Wicked and Jersey Boys. Variety estimates Young Frankenstein’s unreported ticket sales at about $1.19 million, down a bit from previous weeks. Interestingly, Sunday in the Park with George, in... Read more

Week ending 1/27/08

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1. Wicked 2. Jersey Boys 3. Lion King 4. The Little Mermaid 5. Blue Man Group 6. Disney on Ice: High School Musical 7. Young Frankenstein 8. Phantom of the Opera 9. Monty Python’s Spamalot 10. Mamma Mia! Source: TicketNews.com Subscribe to this feed Read more
By Carol-Ann Rudy The Color Purple will close after its final performance on Sunday, February 24, after a highly successful run. Entering into its third year at the Broadway Theatre, the Oprah Winfrey-produced musical has grossed more than $103 million, recouping its $11 million investment handily in the first... Read more
By Carol-Ann Rudy Certainly, after last week’s cold chill, it is nice to report an increase in attendance and ticket sales on the Great White Way, though still meager, for the week ended Jan. 20. The box office tally was $16,271,060 compared to the previous week’s returns of $15,474,354.... Read more
By Carol-Ann Rudy The World Premiere of Shrek, The Musical, will take place on the stage of The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle August 14 to September 21. It is scheduled to arrive on Broadway in November. This is the first project for legitimate theater by DreamWorks Animation, following... Read more