Broadway Grosses: All the Way Breaks Broadway Box Office Record

first_imgPresident Lyndon B. Johnson once said, “A president’s hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.” Well, it seems like he knows how to get it right on Broadway. The Tony-winning play All the Way, starring Tony and Emmy winner Bryan Cranston as the 36th President of the United States, broke a Broadway box office record last week. The production grossed $1,425,001, which is more than any other play has grossed in an eight-show week in Broadway history. The show landed in the top five grossing shows, joining perennial favorites The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon and Kinky Boots. Meanwhile, another new play, Mothers and Sons, took its final bow on June 22, but not before bringing in its highest weekly gross of its run. Source: The Broadway League FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity) 1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%) 2. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (102.28%)** 3. Matilda (100.67%) 4. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (100.63%) 5. Aladdin (100.06%) UNDERDOGS (By Capacity) 5. Rocky (67.56%) 4. The Cripple of Inishmaan (66.13%) 3. Bullets Over Broadway (64.04%) 2. Mothers and Sons (60.83%) 1. Holler If Ya Hear Me (58.46%) UNDERDOGS (By Gross) 5. Violet ($342,877)  4. Rock of Ages ($341,945)  3. Mothers and Sons ($253,788) 2. Casa Valentina ($182,859) 1. Holler If Ya Hear Me ($170,652)* View Commentscenter_img *Number based on 2 preview performances and 6 regular performances **Number based on 7 regular performances Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending June 22: FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross) 1. The Lion King ($2,098,868) 2. Wicked ($2,027,347) 3. The Book of Mormon ($1,641,677) 4. All the Way ($1,425,001) 5. Kinky Boots ($1,394,435)last_img read more


Weekly unemployment claims rise

first_imgFollowing four consecutive weeks of decline, weekly unemployment rose slightly. For the week of January 30, 2010, there were 1,072 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, an increase of 50 from the week before. Altogether 14,961 new and continuing claims were filed, an increase of 126 from a week ago and 1,287 fewer than a year earlier. The Department also processed 5,059 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 127 more than a week ago. In addition, there were 3,370 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is an increase of 162 from the week before. The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: is external)last_img read more