Thursday, May 28, 2009

A glimmer of good news - Broadway has record grosses

Tickets by Alexis O'Toole (Whatsername?) used under a Creative Commons License

We hear about all sorts of industries that are undergoing pain, but this is good news:

Broadway musicals and plays had total gross receipts of about $943.3 million during the 2008-9 theater season, a slight increase from the previous season and a record for total grosses, according to data released this week by the Broadway League, the trade association of theater owners and producers.

One could claim that Broadway is gross in more ways than one, recently relying on movies such as "Hairspray" and "Young Frankenstein" for source material. But plays are always sourced from somewhere - why not movies?
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