Tony Awards

The Booster-Seat Brigade

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Who knew what Disney would ultimately bring with "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Lion King"? In certain Broadway theaters, booster seats for kids are outpacing hearing devices for seniors. Children…

The '80s

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The 1980s are back in theaters. And no wonder: It's good business for producers to wait 20 years before reviving a play or musical. This season alone, they brought back "La Cage aux Folles," "Steel…

The Movie Stars

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Broadway's auds went ga-ga over the marquees advertising Billy Crystal and Denzel Washington. Their respective shows, "700 Sundays" and "Julius Caesar," grossed like big musicals, and set house…

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    No Good Deed

    Daily Gross:$1.8M

    Cume to09.16.14: $27.7M

    No Good Deed

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    Daily:$1.8M Cumulative:$27.7M Sony / Screen Gems 13.13%
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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Daily Gross:$778,903

    Cume to09.16.14: $307.3M

    Guardians of the Galaxy

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    Daily:$778,903 Cumulative:$307.3M Disney 34.56%
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    Dolphin Tale 2

    Daily Gross:$703,203

    Cume to09.16.14: $17.1M

    Dolphin Tale 2

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    Daily:$703,203 Cumulative:$17.1M Warner Brothers 34.59%

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The Recasts

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To recast or not to recast: That's the dilemma often arising when a British hit is snapped up by Broadway. Some shows cross the Atlantic virtually intact, like the 1997 Tony-winning revival of "A…

The Brits & The Backlash

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Don't point out to Natasha Richardson and John C. Reilly that Edward Hall, the director of their "A Streetcar Named Desire" revival, is a Brit -- unless you want to uncork Broadway-sized emotions.

The Overachievers

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When it comes to designers, Broadway producers do not believe in spreading the work around. Donald Holder, Brian MacDevitt and Kenneth Posner did the lighting for almost a third of the 38 shows that…

The Comedians

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It's a party out there now that the Broadway musical has recovered its sense of humor. "All people really want to do is laugh," says William Finn, composer-lyricist of "The 25th Annual Putnam County…

The Troupers

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And the award for trouper of the year goes to ... It's a tie! Christina Applegate and Charlotte d'Amboise for "Sweet Charity." Who showed more spunk, more "the show must go on" determination…

The Fixer

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"Little fiddles and bits." That's how Harvey Fierstein describes the fix-up job that falls to the book writer when a big musical like "La Cage aux Folles" is revived for Broadway.

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