Broadway B.O. Gets Pre-Tony Boost; James Franco, Chris O’Dowd’s Mighty `Mice’ Recoups $3.8M

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Broadway Box Office Report

Big family musical 'Aladdin' saw a big bump in ticket sales without running away with a bunch of awards. Some of the smaller plays might not feel the same surge. Deadline's Jeremy Gerard and Dominic Patten discuss.

Broadway had a healthy runup to Sunday’s Tony Awards, as the total box office hit $28.3 million, an increase of $445,000 over the week before. Disney’s Aladdin took in $1.28 million (and a Tony for Genie James Monroe Iglehart),American Theatre Wing's 68th Annual Tony Awards - Press Room its best week to date, and heads into the summer tourist season with a hefty $18 million advance, according to sources. Producer David Binder also had a great week: Not only did his hit Hedwig And The Angry Inch bring home four Tonys including best musical revival and best lead actor in a musical for Neil Patrick Harris, but his revival of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice And Men, fueled by stars James Franco, Chris O’Dowd, Leighton Meester and Jim Norton, recouped its $3.8 million capitalizations with seven weeks to go on its limited run. (more…)

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