Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/29/12 & Theatre Quote of the Week
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"I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue."
The grosses are out for the week ending 7/29/2012 and we've got them all right here in BroadwayWorld.com's grosses section.
Up for the week was: EVITA (14.0%), GHOST (6.5%), FELA! (6.3%), CLYBOURNE PARK (5.9%), PORGY AND BESS (5.9%), SISTER ACT (5.8%), WICKED (4.3%), JERSEY BOYS (4.3%), NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT (3.4%), BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL (3.4%), MAMMA MIA! (2.1%), WAR HORSE (1.6%), CHICAGO (1.0%), HARVEY (0.7%), MEMPHIS (0.7%), ROCK OF AGES (0.5%), SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK (0.5%), NEWSIES (0.2%), ONCE(0.1%),
Down for the week was: GORE VIDAL'S THE BEST MAN (-5.8%), END OF THE RAINBOW (-3.5%), ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS (-1.5%), PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (-1.2%), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-0.5%), MARY POPPINS (-0.2%),
Posted on July 30, 2012 - by
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About the Author:After 20-odd years singing, dancing and acting in dinner theatres, summer stocks and the ever-popular audience participation murder mysteries (try improvising with audiences after they?ve had two hours of open bar), Michael Dale segued his theatrical ambitions into playwriting. The buildings which once housed the 5 Off-Off Broadway plays he penned have all been destroyed or turned into a Starbucks, but his name remains the answer to the trivia question, "Who wrote the official play of Babe Ruth's 100th Birthday?" He served as Artistic Director for The Play's The Thing Theatre Company, helping to bring free live theatre to underserved communities, and dabbled a bit in stage managing and in directing cabaret shows before answering the call (it was an email, actually) to become BroadwayWorld.com's first Chief Theatre Critic. While not attending shows Michael can be seen at Citi Field pleading for the Mets to stop imploding. Likes: Strong book musicals and ambitious new works. Dislikes: Unprepared celebrities making their stage acting debuts by starring on Broadway and weak bullpens.