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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Josh Groban, Bette Midler & More Send Love & Support to NYC Following Terrorist Attack

Broadway World
Josh Groban, Bette Midler & More Send Love & Support to NYC Following Terrorist Attack
by TV News Desk Nov. 1, 2017

A horrific terrorist attack took place in lower Manhattan yesterday when a rented truck sped down a popular bicycle path for nearly a mile along the West Side Highway, killing eight people and injuring over a dozen. The truck was driven by Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old immigrant from Uzbekistan. Saipov eventually plowed into a parked school bus and ran onto Chambers and West Street, wielding two fake guns while shouting “Allahu Akbar” – Arabic for “God is great.” Police eventually shot him in the abdomen and took him into custody. Read More

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Broadway Box Office Tips Up For Blockbusters As Star-Based Shows Slip

Deadline Hollywood
Broadway Box Office Tips Up For Blockbusters As Star-Based Shows Slip
by Jeremy Gerard
July 31, 2017 1:55pm

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Broadway receipts were up slightly last week even as an old lesson held true: A hit that doesn’t hitch its wagon to a star is a better long-term bet than a star-driven vehicle. That was certainly the case for a couple of newsworthy shows, notably Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, which continued to slip following the departure of the musical’s Pierre, Josh Groban. Read More

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Broadway Box Office: Bette Midler Brings $1.5 Million Back to ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Variety
Broadway Box Office: Bette Midler Brings $1.5 Million Back to ‘Hello, Dolly!
By Gordon Cox
JULY 17, 2017

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Bette Midler returned to “Hello, Dolly!” last week, and she brought $1.5 million with her to the Broadway box office.

“Hello, Dolly!” ($2,232,162) had seen its sales sapped over the previous two weeks with Midler on vacation; her replacement, Donna Murphy, is much admired among Broadway fans (and has earned high praise from critics as Dolly), but she’s not the same kind of box office draw that Midler is. With Bette back in the show, “Hello, Dolly!” leapt back up to the third spot in the Top 10, right behind “Hamilton” ($3,019,947) and “The Lion King” ($2,511,628 for nine). Read More

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Bette Midler’s Absence Wallops Broadway Box Office

Forbes
Bette Midler’s Absence Wallops Broadway Box Office
Lee Seymour , CONTRIBUTOR
JUL 6, 2017

DeBroadway went to the beach with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie over what for many was the Independence Day weekend, as patrons stayed away in droves following the previous week’s banner stand. Ticket sales fell 9 percent over the week before, with the most dramatic plunge hitting the Bette Midler-free Hello, Dolly! With the Tony-winning star on vacation, ticket sales plummeted $1.37 million to $936,603 for eight performances despite great word-of-mouth for replacement Dolly Levi, Donna Murphy. Attendance fell as well, to 76 percent of capacity, with patrons paying on average $106.31 per ticket. (Midler returns July 12.) Read More

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Grosses Analysis: Indecent Sees a Bump; Great Comet and Hello, Dolly! Continue to Ride High

Playbill
Grosses Analysis: Indecent Sees a Bump; Great Comet and Hello, Dolly! Continue to Ride High
BY OLIVIA CLEMENT
JUN 26, 2017

The post-Tonys high continues to draw large crowds to the theatre district, all eager to catch the season’s best shows.

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The Great Comet, which was the most Tony-nominated musical of the season, continues to enjoy a boost in ticket sales despite winning in only two of its 12 categories. Last week marked the show’s highest-grossing week since the new year—an achievement that was again topped this week by a boost of over $34,000. The musical took in $1,353,993 and was just shy of 100% capacity. Josh Groban takes his final bow in the musical July 2. Read More

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

HELLO, DOLLY! Beats Its Own Record For Highest Gross In Shubert Organization History

Broadway World
HELLO, DOLLY! Beats Its Own Record For Highest Gross In Shubert Organization History
by BWW News Desk
Jun. 19, 2017

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The new Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler just had its best week ever on the heels of its four Tony Award wins, including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical (Ms. Midler), Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Gavin Creel), and Best Costume Design of a Musical (Santo Loquasto). Its gross of $2,297,057 over eight performances is now the highest gross in the history of the entire Shubert Organization. The Shubert Organization is America‘s oldest professional theatre company and the largest theatre owner on the Broadway. Shubert currently owns and operates seventeen Broadway theatres and six off-Broadway venues. Read More

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Broadway Tickets, for the Price of an Economics Lesson – Dynamic Pricing

New York Times
Broadway Tickets, for the Price of an Economics Lesson
Common Sense
By JAMES B. STEWART JUNE 8, 2017

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With the Tony Awards coming on Sunday night, I decided this week that I’d better bite the bullet and buy tickets to “Hello, Dolly!” in case Bette Midler wins best actress and tickets become even more scarce and expensive.

I knew the tickets would be steep. Thanks to what’s known as dynamic pricing, in which costs shift constantly to match demand, top ticket prices for hit shows on Broadway have hit previously unheard-of levels. Annual Broadway ticket sales reached a record $1.45 billion for the just-ended season. Read More

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Carol Channing, The Original “Dolly,” Praises Bette Midler’s Tony Win

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Carol Channing, The Original “Dolly,” Praises Bette Midler’s Tony Win
by Dan Avery
June 12, 2017

Bette Midler was the dame of the evening at Sunday’s Tonys, winning the award for Best Actress in a Musical for Hello Dolly—and telling producers to “Shut that crap off!” when they tried to play her off.

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In her speech, Midler thanked producers, mentors and co-stars, as well as Carol Channing, who originated the role of Dolly Levi in the show’s original 1964 Broadway production. Read More

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

BETTE MIDLER STOLE THE SHOW AT THE TONY AWARDS WITH BOLD SPEECH

Good Housekeeping
BETTE MIDLER STOLE THE SHOW AT THE TONY AWARDS WITH BOLD SPEECH
Written By Megan Sutton | 12 June 2017

Proving once again she’s not a woman to be messed with

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Bette Midler stole the show at last night’s Tony Awards in New York, where she won the ‘Best Actress in a Musical’ prize for her role in Hello, Dolly! on Broadway.

The 71-year-old star took to the stage to accept her award, speaking about the power of Hello, Dolly! and stating it ‘has the ability to lift your spirits in these terrible times.’ Read More