John Stamos will join the cast of ‘The Best Man’

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Emmy Award nominees John Stamos, Golden Globe Award winner Cybill Shepard, Emmy Award nominee Kristen Davis and Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley will join the cast of the Tony Award nominated Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man this July when original cast members Candice Bergen, Eric McCormack, Kerry Butler and Angela […]

Grosses keep steady for the week ending June 10, 2012

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This year’s most Tony Award nominated productions saw a slight bump in ticket sales in the week leading up to the ceremony. The acclaimed musical Once, which was nominated for 11 Tony Awards and won a total of eight, including Best Musical Direction, Best Lead Actor in a Musical and high honors for Best […]

Broadway Earns $11.2 Billion for New York City During 2010-2011 Season

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The Broadway League has just released the 2010-2011 Broadway’s Economic Contribution to New York City report—the eight biennial report in the series. The report measures the full economic impact of spending by Broadway production companies, theatre operators and those visitors drawn to New York City by Broadway. According to the report, Broadway as […]

Mark Blum to Permanently Replace Michael McKean in The Best Man

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Producers of the Tony Award nominated Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man have announced that Obie Award winner Mark Blum will permanently assume the role of Dick Jensen, the part was regularly played by Michael McKean. Blum, who originated the same role in the 2000 Broadway revival, appeared off-Broadway this past […]

Grosses drop week ending 6-3-12

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Overall, Broadway grosses were $24.2 million for the week ending 6-3-12, as opposed to $26.6 million the week before. While many shows saw a drop in their weekly grosses, Wicked was able to hold relatively steady and remain on top, grossing $1,802,133. Usual contenders The Lion King, The Book of Mormon, Evita and […]

Broadway Season Sales reach all-time High at over $1B

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Broadway’s season statistics are in and things look great. The 2011-2012 season, which began May 30, 2011 and ended May 27, yielded $1,139,311,457 in grosses, up 5.4% from last season. ”The variety of shows currently on Broadway succeeds in providing something for everyone, so we’re not surprised that this is the highest grossing […]

Grosses are up for the week ending 5-27-12

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Grosses are up! The unofficial start of summer is here, the Tony Awards are near and the week ending 5-27-12 shows healthy box office results. Death of a Salesman broke the house record at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for the seventh time, grossing more than $1 million in only seven performances. The Book […]

James Lecesne steps into Michael McKean’s role in “The Best Man”

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Producers of the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man just announced that Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Academy Award winner James Lecesne will step into the role of Dick Jensen, the role regularly played by Michael McKean who was injured when struck by a car at the intersection of […]

Actor Michael McKean struck by car in NYC

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Actor Michael McKean, currently starring on Broadway in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, was recovering Tuesday night in Manhattan hospital after having been struck by a car on the upper West Side, according to The New York Daily News. The actor, 64, suffered a broken leg, but is reportedly in stable condition. No […]

Grosses are up for the week ending 5-20-12

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The Lion King comes out on top again, with Wicked closely behind. But the biggest story might be Evita. The production has broken the house record at the Marquis Theatre for the seventh time, and secures a spot among the top three grossing shows with  $1,586,902. The Book of Mormon, Spider-man, Nice Work […]