BROADWAY BOX OFFICE (September 26 - October 2)
|Highest Gross: Wicked: $1.5M|
|The Book of Mormon:|
Highest Average Attendance: 102.6%
Highest Average Ticket Price: $149.71
|Biggest Drop in Attendance: Memphis - 6.3%|
Now in Previews:
- The Mountaintop: Previews: September 13; Opens October 13
- Relatively Speaking: Previews: September 20; Opens October 20
- Chinglish: Previews: October 11; Opens October 27
- Other Desert Cities: Previews: October 12; Opens November 3
- Venus in Fur: Previews: October 13; November 8
- Godspell: Previews: October 13; Opens November 7
- Grammy Award winning recording artist Alicia Keys is not only a producer of the new play Stick Fly, but she will be writing its score.
- The Broadway League and Actors' Equity have reached a tentative agreement regarding commercial proffessional and touring productions. If the members agree to the new contract, it will be retroactive to September 25, 2011 and will last into 2015.
- The Des McAnuff production of Jesus Christ Superstar will be coming to the Neil Simon Theatre beginning March 1st. Looks like Broadway really has found Jesus!
- Funny Girl will be taking over the Imperial Theatre this spring following the January 8 departure of Billy Elliot.
- No matter what you call it or think about it, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess will be a limited engagement, playing the Richard Rodgers Theatre only through June 24. I'm guessing, though, if ticket sales and Audra's pre-ordained Tony (Ben has already said it was so.) are through the roof, Bess'll be Porgy's woman longer than that.
- Good News! The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Elf: The Musical will be released November 1!!
- Man and Boy opened today at The American Airlines Theatre.
BROADWAY CASTING NEWS:
- Jeremy Woodard, who has been with Rock of Ages since it started, finally took over the role of Stacee Jaxx for good in that show on October 3rd.
- Brooke Shields will NOT be continuing with the Broadway-bound musical, Leap of Faith.
- Fred Melamed has departed the now previewing Relatively Speaking.