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SHOW REVIEWS: The Curious Incident..., On The Town, It's Only a Play

FACE OF THE FUTURE: The Last Ship's Collin Kelly-Sordelet!

HOT or NOT VINTAGE: Mamma Mia! Get ready to vote, Dancing Queens! POLL CLOSES TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28!

HOT or NOT: The Last Ship Edition poll is done! Check out who made it to the finals by clicking the HOT or NOT tab above!!


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Broadway Box Office: Week 29: 12.10 - 12.16.12

Over the next two and a half weeks, if you are looking for a unique, interesting and heartfelt new musical to go see, I can't recommend Chaplin: The Musical enough. Rob McClure's performance is jaw-dropping and certain to become legend - he's already won several awards for his portrayal.  And the show also features three fantastic divas - Jenn Colella, Christiane Noll and Erin Mackey, not to mention a child star-to-be that will amaze you - Zachary Unger.  And, of course, there's also my friend Wayne Alan Wilcox!  My review is HERE.  Click the "JKTS Chat" tab at the top to read my interviews with Wayne, and the "Broadway Boys" and "Broadway Ladies" tabs to check out more on Rob McClure and Christiane Noll.  The show closes January 6 at the Barrymore Theatre.  Seriously, you don't want to miss it.

And... congratulations to Disney's Newsies for recouping its entire $5M investment!  Seize the day, boys!

BROADWAY BOX OFFICE
Week #29; 31 Productions
December 10 - 16, 2012



Another rough week - post-Thanksgiving, pre-Christmas - on Broadway.  Most shows were down - the biggest losers were Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and Grace, while (finally!) the biggest winner was Bring It On: The Musical - up 10 spots on the chart!  This week, we said good-bye to Patti and Debra, and hello to Laurie, Maggie and Sebastian.  As you might guess, the holiday shows are also holding their own, boosted by 9 performance weeks each.  If history is any indication, next week's box office report should be way down.  But Christmas week should be record-setting!




Previews This Week:
  • Picnic - 5 previews
  • The Other Place - 8 previews
Closed This Week:
  • The Anarchist - 23 previews, 17 performances
Special Performance Schedule This Week:
  • A Christmas Story: The Musical - 9 performances
  • Elf: The Musical -9 performances
Reviews This Week: (Click the links!)
Rank
This
Week
Show Title Show Type Theatre Rank
Last
Week
Up/
Down
1 The Book of Mormon Musical O'Neill 1 Same
2 Glengarry Glen Ross Play Revival Schoenfeld 4 +2
3 Wicked Musical Gershwin 5 +2
4 The Lion King Musical Minskoff 2 -2
5 Once Musical Jacobs 3 -2
6 A Christmas Story Musical Lunt-Fontanne 9 +3
7 Rock of Ages Musical Hayes 6 -1
8 Jersey Boys Musical Wilson 6 -2
9 Newsies Musical Nederlander 8 -1
10 tie Elf Musical
Revival
Hirschfeld 11 +1
10 tie Annie Musical 
Revival
Palace 12 +2
12 Nice Work If You Can Get It Musical Imperial 10 -2
13 War Horse Play Beaumont 12 -1
14 Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Musical Foxwoods 12 -2
15 The Phantom of the Opera Musical Majestic 17 +2
16Evita Musical
Revival
Marquis 15 -1
17The HeiressPlay RevivalKerr 15 -2
18 Bring It On: The MusicalMusical St. James 28 +10
19 Chicago Musical 
Revival
Ambassador 17 -2
20 Mary Poppins Musical New Amsterdam 19 -1
21 The Mystery of Edwin Drood Musical 
Revival
Studio 54 21 Same
22 Mamma Mia! Musical Winter Garden 20 -2
23 Golden Boy Play Revival Belasco 29 +6
24Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Play Revival Booth 24 Same
25  Dead Accounts Play Music Box 22 -3
26 tie Peter and the Starcatcher Play Atkinson 25 -1
26 tie Chaplin Musical Barrymore 26 Same
26 tieThe Other Place Play Friedman n/a n/a
26 tie Picnic Play American Airlines27 -2
30 The Anarchist Play Golden27 -2
31 Grace PlayCort 27 -4

4.110
Jeff

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