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Broadway Dims The Lights For Joan Rivers After All! See What Changed Their Minds!

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We were horribly disappointed to learn that Broadway would not be dimming the lights for Joan Rivers. And fortunately we weren't alone.

Thanks to an outcry on social media, the Broadway League rethought its decision to honor the Tony nominee.

Executive director Charlotte St. Martin explained what reversed their ruling. She wrote:

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Hurricane Irene Cancellations Send Broadway Box Office Sales Down

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Broadway took a box office hit as Irene blew through, due to all the show cancellations.

The week’s gross went down 36 percent according to data from The Broadway League. Mainly because attendance was almost cut in half.

The Broadway League said all performances scheduled for Saturday and Sunday were cancelled due to:

“…suspension of public transportation, evacuations of many areas, closures of some highways and potential bridge closures by government authorities in preparation for Hurricane Irene.”

There were at least a few shows that did well despite the hurricane. One of them, The Book of Mormon, grossed 106% of it’s usual weekly, which was $786,459.

At least overall Broadway is still growing. Season-to-date they’re actually up $2,900,000; an increase of 1.1%. Yay broadway!

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The Show Must Go On! Broadway Staying Open While New York City Shuts Down To Prepare For Hurricane Irene!


Looks like Broadway's going to be putting up one hell of a fight against Hurricane Irene!

As the storm works its way up the eastern seaboard, many events, like the New York International Fringe Festival, have canceled their Saturday and Sunday dates, but according to The Broadway League, all shows scheduled to play this weekend will go on, as well as the Off-Broadway productions!


You'd think if they're shutting the subway down, and telling people to be ready to evacuate, Broadway would have some sense and give their actors the weekend off! We can't imagine anyone trying to go outside in this weather, let alone hit up the theater for a matinee!

See, guys?! This is what happens when you laugh at a Hurricane's name - it shows up bigger and badder than ever, and with one big, 125mph bug up its ass!

East Coasters - stay safe!

We're thinking of you!

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Broadway Has A Record-Breaking '10-'11 Season!


Wow! Guess people DO still go to the theatre!

The Broadway League is reporting that the 2010-11 Broadway season broke two records, reaching a box office high of 1.08 billion and an attendance of 12.53 million!

Apparently, this partly has to do with the fact that the season was an extra week long, which happens every seven years to help balance out bookkeeping variations like leap years, etc., but also because 42 shows opened over the course of the season!

We imagine shows like The Book of Mormon, Catch Me If You Can, and even the god-forsaken Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark certainly had to do with a lot of the cash flow this year, as well!

Broadway's certainly had a pretty exciting year!

Well done, guys!

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