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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Broadway Box Office: “Hello, Dolly!” Without Bette Midler Falls to Earth

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Broadway B.O.: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Glides As ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Slides On Winter’s Icy Road
by Jeremy Gerard
January 29, 2018 2:02pm

Broadway’s winter lull focuses all eyes on the slim pickings as long-runs host 2-for-1 sales, houses sit empty in anticipation of the spring semester and shows hustle to sustain momentum after stars have exited for the ski slopes or warmer climes.

Tony winner Ben Platt has left Dear Evan Hansen, but that musical, with Noah Galvin taking over in the title role, still is drawing a premium of nearly 20% above its gross potential at the Shubert Organization’s Music Box Theatre, with one of the highest per-ticket averages on the Street. Read More

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Monday, January 29, 2018

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ wins Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, Not ‘Hello Dolly’

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ wins Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album
By Caitlin Huston
January 28, 2018

Dear Evan Hansen

“Dear Evan Hansen” added another award to its shelf Sunday.

The musical won the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, over its competitors “Hello, Dolly!” and “Come From Away.” “Dear Evan Hansen” also won three Tony Awards in 2017: Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book of Musical.

The Grammy Award also adds to the building acclaim for composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who now have an Oscar, for their work on “La La Land,” as well as a Tony and a Grammy for “Dear Evan Hansen.” Read More

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Broadway B.O. Leaps Even As ‘Lion King’ & ‘Wicked’ Feel Winter Chill

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Broadway B.O. Leaps Even As ‘Lion King’ & ‘Wicked’ Feel Winter Chill
by Jeremy Gerard
January 16, 2018 2:06pm

With the three-day Martin Luther King holiday weekend as a spur, the Broadway box office defied the January trend, pole-vaulting 27% over the same week in 2017 and even surpassing the previous week by 2%. All that despite some staggering nose-dives among the family-friendly crowd.

That includes Disney’s two shows: The Lion King was off $681K from the previous week at the Nederlander Organization’s Minskoff Theatre, while Aladdin, installed at the Mouse’s New Amsterdam flagship, skidded nearly a quarter-million dollars. It wasn’t a great week for Andrew Lloyd Webber, either: The Phantom of the Opera, tagging the 30-year mark at the Shubert Organization’s Majestic Theatre, fell a chandelier-swinging $371K, while School of Rock, at the Shuberts’ Winter Garden, was off $193K. Wicked, at the Nederlanders’ Gershwin, was off $280K from the week before. Read More

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Sellers’ Market Boosts Broadway B.O. To $50M All-Time Peak Week High

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Sellers’ Market Boosts Broadway B.O. To $50M All-Time Peak Week High
by Jeremy Gerard
January 2, 2018 2:45pm

Broadway offered something for everyone last week, as long as everyone was loaded with dough. Face-value ducats topped out at $1,150 for blockbuster Hamilton, but that was Monopoly money considering the going rate for fans of Bette Midler (nearing the spectacular end of her spectacular run in Hello, Dolly!) and Bruce Springsteen (whose work week is limited to five performances at the 948-seat Walter Kerr). Read More

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Broadway Box Office: Outpacing Itself With ‘Hamilton,’ Springsteen, More

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Broadway Box Office: Outpacing Itself With ‘Hamilton,’ Springsteen, More
By Gordon Cox
DECEMBER 18, 2017 3:05PM PT

With a spate of mega-selling shows like “Hamilton,” “Hello, Dolly!” and “Springsteen on Broadway” now running, the Broadway box office is easily outpacing itself this year. Want proof? The season is is barely half over, and it’s already up to $918 million — more than $130 million more than the season-so-far tally at the same time last year.

The rapidly rising numbers make sense, as more and more shows are attracting the kind of ticket demand that drives consumers to shell out for big-money tickets. Last week alone, five shows topped the $2 million mark: “Hamilton” ($2,827,018), “Hello, Dolly!” ($2,448,611), “Springsteen on Broadway” ($2,401,108), “The Lion King” ($2,336,750) and “Wicked” ($2,000,828). Read More

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Monday, December 18, 2017

5 Standout Broadway Cast Albums of 2017

Playbill
5 Standout Broadway Cast Albums of 2017
BY PLAYBILL STAFF
DEC 12, 2017

Dozens of theatre albums were released this past year, but five of them stood out for their sound and singularity.

READ OUR PICKS FOR THE TOP ALBUMS OF 2016

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Hello, Dolly!
Why it’s on our list: The ultimate musical theatre showstopper, “Put On Your Sunday Clothes.”
While leading lady Bette Midler was the definitive draw for this revival, the stand-out song for this Dolly, or any Dolly for that matter, isn’t “Before the Parade Passes By”—time and again it comes down to “Put On Your Sunday Clothes.” Jerry Herman’s score is a joyous concoction crafted simply to delight and enthrall audiences, and it kicks into high gear with this first act production number. Read More

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Grammys 2018: Can superstar Bette Midler (‘Hello Dolly!’) beat the crossover success of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’?

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Grammys 2018: Can superstar Bette Midler (‘Hello Dolly!’) beat the crossover success of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’?
Jeffrey Kare
November 30, 2017 9:00AM

For the first time since 2014 there are only three Grammy nominees for Best Musical Theater Album as opposed to the five that have been included in the last three years. Each of the three nominated cast recordings that made the cut this year came from musical productions — “Come From Away,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” and “Hello Dolly!” — that were seen as highlights of the 2016-17 Broadway season. But the latter two, “Hansen” and “Dolly,” may have the best shot of winning given what this category’s statistics have shown us in recent years. Read More

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Broadway Has Best Thanksgiving Ever Thanks To Midler, Hamilton, Hansen

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Broadway Has Best Thanksgiving Ever Thanks To Midler, Hamilton, Hansen
Lee Seymour , CONTRIBUTOR
11-27-2017

Thanksgiving is traditionally a smorgasbord on Broadway: an orgiastic feast for fans, from star-studded parades to extra performances, stuffing seats with tourists and locals alike.

This year’s festivities were no exception, with sky-high grosses across the board yielding the industry’s best turkey week ever. 31 shows on the docket collected a whopping $39.07 million. That’s 10% higher than last year’s record, and points to a truly bodacious December frame. Read More

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Bette Midler Comes Back, Bringing the Money With Her

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Bette Midler Comes Back, Bringing the Money With Her
POSTED ON NOVEMBER 16, 2017 BY JENNIFER R JONES

Bette Midler in Hello Dolly!It is almost comedic how powerful Bette Midler’s box office presence is in the currently running revival of Hello, Dolly! Last week, Donna Murphy stepped in for her for the whole week, and the box office took a plunge. This past week, Bette was back for her usual 7 performances (with Donna Murphy still playing the eighth on Tuesday evening), and the weekly gross was $2,352,792, which represents 128.6% of the show’s gross potential. This is an increase from last week of $1,473,423, when Donna Murphy was in the role. With a top ticket price of $748.00, the average paid admission was $210.26, and the audience was filled up to 96.7% of capacity. The excitement over seeing Bette in person is even greater than ever, as she is nearing the end of her run on January 14, 2018. At that point, Bernadette Peters will replace her, and David Hyde Pierce will also end his tenure, to be replaced by Victor Garber. With Bette Midler back in her part, Hello, Dolly! was the third highest performing show this past week, following only Hamilton, with a weekly gross of $3,143,107, and Springsteen on Broadway, with a weekly gross of $2,395,570. In terms of gross potential, however, Hello, Dolly! was at number one at 128.6%. Performing not quite as well was Dear Evan Hansen, which brought in a weekly gross of $1,680,818, or 122.0%, followed by Hamilton at 108.6% of its gross potential. Read More

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Timing is Everything Says Hello, Dolly! Sound Designer Scott Lehrer

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Timing is Everything Says Hello, Dolly! Sound Designer Scott Lehrer
20th October 2017

Timing is Everything Says Hello, Dolly! Sound Designer Scott Lehrer

Timing is Everything Says Hello, Dolly! Sound Designer Scott Lehrer

USA – Broadway’s latest revival of the ever-popular Jerry Herman comedy musical, Hello, Dolly! put Bette Midler centre stage as Dolly, the enterprising widow finding her way in an 1890s’ New York City. Directed by Jerry Zaks, with an expansively spatialised sound design by Scott Lehrer, enabled via TiMax SoundHub, the role saw Midler claim her first acting Tony award: Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Read More

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