‘700’ one for the record books

Legit Bits

NEW YORK — The producers of Billy Crystal’s “700 Sundays” reported $600,000 in single-ticket sales the day after the show’s Sunday Broadway premiere.

The lofty sum looks to be a record for a play. Last month, Michael Frayn’s “Democracy” sold $210,000 the day after it opened. Last season’s Sean Combs starrer “A Raisin in the Sun” did $250,000, while the 2003 revival of “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” took in $413,000 the day after its opening.

For the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 5, “700 Sundays” grossed $618,589 –good enough to land it on Broadway’s top 10 B.O. chart. The other nine shows were musicals.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Legit News from Variety

Loading