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Broadway Grosses: Audra McDonald is the First Lady of the Box Office

first_img FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross) 1. The Lion King ($1,740,907) 2. The Book of Mormon ($1,602,733) 3. Wicked ($1,356,354) 4. Kinky Boots ($1,323,036) 5. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical ($1,295,796) Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending September 21: *Number based on four preview performances and four regular performances ** Number based on one preview performance *** Number based on eight preview performances UNDERDOGS (By Gross) 5. Once ($407,108) 4. Rock of Ages ($337,242) 3. The Country House ($230,242) 2. Love Letters ($162,749) * 1. On the Town ($103,586)** Source: The Broadway League View Comments UNDERDOGS (By Capacity) 5. Matilda (67.88%) 4. This Is Our Youth (65.74%) 3. Love Letters (63.28%) 2. Once (59.41%) 1. Cinderella (48.06%) FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity) 1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%) 2. It’s Only a Play (100.83%) *** 3. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (100.65%) 4. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (100.45%) 5. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (100.05%) The First Lady of Broadway AKA six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald won big at the box office this week. Not only did Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill break the Circle in the Square box office record with $696,922, but the show had the fifth highest capacity of any on the Great White Way, at 100.05%. Meanwhile On the Town began previews, the starry cast of It’s Only a Play continued to bring in the crowds and This Is Our Youth has not yet seen quite the uptick it could have done from its excellent reviews. Perennial family favorite The Lion King once again reigned Broadway, coinciding with the news that the tuner is now the highest-grossing show in history.last_img read more

WPTZ, Seven Days announce news-sharing partnership

first_imgSource: BURLINGTON, VT/PLATTSBURGH, NY April 22, 2009 — WPTZ NewsChannel 5 and Seven Days, Vermont s alternative news weekly, have announced a partnership. The two news organizations are involved in a content-sharing agreement servicing residents of Vermont, New York, and New Hampshire. As part of this agreement, Seven Days contributors will appear twice a week during NewsChannel 5 s 11 p.m. newscast. Elements of Shay Totten’s political column, “Fair Game,” will appear on Tuesday nights, in advance of the paper’s Wednesday distribution. On Thursday evenings, Music Editor Dan Bolles will recommend upcoming events from “Notes on the Weekend,” Seven Day’s email newsletter.The reporters made their first appearances on Newschannel 5 the week of April 20th. It s an exciting move that will benefit the news consumer across the region, both online and over-the-air. The partnership will widen the exposure of both NewsChannel 5 & Seven Days, said Sinan Sadar, news director of WPTZ.Seven Days online editor and associate publisher Cathy Resmer agrees. “We’re thrilled to have an opportunity to work with Newschannel 5,” she said. “Everyone wants to be on TV, right?”Both NewsChannel 5 and Seven Days plan to explore further opportunities to deepen their relationship as time progresses.NewsChannel 5 is owned by Hearst-Argyle Television. Seven Days is owned, operated and edited by Burlington residents Pamela Polston and Paula Routly.last_img read more