End of Q3 Broadway Grosses report: Only 1 more to go.

I really can’t believe we’re about to enter our 4th and final Quarter of the year.  The year has flown by.  It seems like yesterday we were counting up the number of Tonys Book of Mormon was going to win, and we’re getting close to T-Time again soon. But how’s business? Here’s how the season is stacking up after three quarters: Season to Date Gross:  $820,688,397 Last Season to Date Gross:  $769,572,296 Difference:  A whopping 6.6% increase Season to Date Attendance:  8,829,459 Last Season to Date Attendance:  8,762,097 Difference:  A paltry .8% Season to Date Playing Weeks:  1070 Last Season …

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Who won the tix to Russian Transport at The New Group?

Ok, the consensus is . . . we need more Saturday Night Live actors on the Broadway!   My favorite and the winner of the tickets to Russian Transport at The New Group is . . . Alan B. for his suggestion of Chevy Chase as J.B. Bigley in How To Succeed! What an awesome idea.  I hope the producers are reading.  ;-)  And Alan, I hope you've started thinking about opening a casting office.  I'd hire you. Congrats on the tix.  Email me to set them up. Just got a tip that we've got really great giveaways coming up, including …

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TEDx Broadway videos are live.

One month ago, almost to the day, several hundred passionate people converged on New World Stages for the first ever TEDxBroadway conference. It was a very exciting day, with great speakers from our industry like Jordan Roth, Greg Mosher, Randy Weiner, Damian Bazadona and many more.  And it also featured great speakers from outside our industry like Patricia Martin, Barry Kahn, Steve Gullans, Juan Enriquez and, you guessed it, many more.  (You can read some takeaways here.) And I was fortunate to have been given a few minutes to speak as well. Part of the TEDx mission is to make sure …

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The Sunday Giveaway: 2 Tickets to The Mountaintop

If we were playing Will It Recoup this fall, here’s a show I would have put my money on. Samuel Jackson, Angela Bassett . . . and the biggest star . . . Martin Luther King Jr! The Mountaintop only has about 5 weeks left it in its high grossing limited run on Broadway . . . but one of you is going to see it for free! I’ve got 2 tickets to this star-packed show to giveaway.  And here’s how we’re going to do it. The Mountainop is a historical docudrama (one of my favorite types of theater) that …

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Madonna had it right when she wrote “Holiday”.

Veteran's Day was this past weekend, and it had me singing Madonna in the shower this morning. If we took a holidayTook some time to celebrateJust one day out of lifeIt would be, it would be so nice Why was I so giddy so early in the AM?  Because holidays bring higher grosses to Broadway, Off-Broadway and just about every tourist attraction this city has to offer.  NYC is a tourist magnet on long weekends, so all our ships rise, every time the people get a little shore leave. So . . . um . . . he says Oliver-like …

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