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1. Nathan Lane will lead an all-star cast in a Broadway revival of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s semi-autobiographical play THE FRONT PAGE in late September at a theatre to be named later.
American Psycho $365 K, 4 performances
Waitress $426 K, 3 performances
Shuffle Along $359 K, 4 performances
Three shows, “Aladdin,” “The Lion King,” and “Wicked,” took advantage of the Easter holiday and added a ninth performance, pushing each up over $2 million dollars at the box office last week.
3. Barbara Cook Cancellation
4. Hamilton stories
— Rory O’Malley as King George
— Lin-Manuel Miranda, taking a week off and writing NY Times Op-Ed: Give Puerto Rico Its Chance to Thrive
— Christopher Jackson balancing Broadway superstardom with being dad to an autistic son
5. Ruth Bader Ginsburg in William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice