Broadway Musicals Movin' Out, The Boy From Oz and 42nd Street Close to Recouping

News   Broadway Musicals Movin' Out, The Boy From Oz and 42nd Street Close to Recouping Three shows currently playing on Broadway — Movin' Out, The Boy From Oz and 42nd Street — are near to recouping their initial investment, according to production spokespersons.

From Top: Movin' Out, The Boy From Oz and 42nd Street
From Top: Movin' Out, The Boy From Oz and 42nd Street Photo by Joan Marcus

Movin' Out, the Billy Joel-Twyla Tharp dance musical, is a few weeks away said a spokesperson for the show. The musical which opened on Broadway's Richard Rodgers Oct. 24, 2002, under the auspices of James L. Nederlander, Hal Luftig, Scott E. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Clear Channel Entertainment and Emanuel Azenberg. The show was capitalized at $10 million.

The Hugh Jackman Broadway vehicle The Boy From Oz is set to close at the Imperial Theatre, Sept. 12 — when Jackman and the original cast members' one-year contracts expire. However, the $9 million staging of the Australian-born musical, produced by Ben Gannon and Robert Fox, is expecting to earn back its money before closing, a spokesperson confirmed.

The press representative also confirmed another show expected to recoup before its final performance — slated for Jan. 2, 2005 — will be the revival of 42nd Street which opened at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts May 2, 2001. The production is presented by Dodger Theatricals, Joop Van Den Ende and Stage Holding.

Other recent Broadway shows to have announced their recoup include the Tony Award winning musical Avenue Q and the revivals of A Raisin in the Sun and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.