CHART TOPPERS: Final Week of April 2009

Special Features   CHART TOPPERS: Final Week of April 2009
Weekly spotlight on the most-read, most-seen and most-listened-to works.


Week of April 27-May 3, 2009
(Data provided by The Broadway League)

  • Wicked (Gershwin Theatre), $1,384,780
  • West Side Story (Palace Theatre), $1,200,530
  • Billy Elliot (Imperial Theatre), $1,073,711
  • The Lion King (Minskoff Theatre), $1,049,168
  • Jersey Boys (August Wilson Theatre), $1,013,306 MOST-READ PLAYBILL.COM STORIES
    Week of April 26-May 2, 2009
    (Compiled weekly by

  • Drama Desk Nominees Announced; 9 to 5 Garners Record-Breaking 15 Noms.
  • Little Night Music Revival Is Gearing Up for Broadway; Nunn to Direct.
  • Broadway Grosses: April 20-26.
  • ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Pageants, Parton and Page.
  • Bea Arthur, Star of Stage and Screen, Dead at 86.
  • "Easter Bonnet" Competition Raises $3.4 Million; 33 Variations Breaks Record.
  • Broadway PR Firm Barlow-Hartman Will Shut Down; Partners to Launch New Ventures.
  • Impressionism to Close on Broadway May 10.
  • Broadway Rush and Standing Room Only Policies.
  • Ashanti Will "Ease On Down the Road" in The Wiz for Encores! Summer Stars. BEST-SELLING THEATRE CDs
    May 5, 2009
    (Results from

  • Wicked, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Jersey Boys, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Les Misérables, Original London Cast Recording
  • Shrek: The Musical, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Mamma Mia!, Original Cast Recording


    Week of April 24-30, 2009
    (Results from

  • "Obsessed": $34,802,334 (weekly gross); $34,802,334 (total gross)
  • "17 Again": $13,837,621 (weekly gross); $42,142,459 (total gross)
  • "Fighting": $13,333,340 (weekly gross); $13,333,340 (total gross)
  • "The Soloist": $12,508,138 (weekly gross); $12,508,138 (total gross)
  • "Earth (2009)": $12,017,017 (weekly gross); $17,664,049 (total gross)
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