CHART TOPPERS: First Week of May 2009

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


Week of May 4-May 10, 2009
(Data provided by The Broadway League)

  • Wicked (Gershwin Theatre), $1,380,171
  • West Side Story (Palace Theatre), $1,196,652
  • Billy Elliot (Imperial Theatre), $1,120,203
  • The Lion King (Minskoff Theatre), $1,049,127
  • Jersey Boys (August Wilson Theatre), $1,013,628 MOST-READ PLAYBILL.COM STORIES
    Week of May 3-May 9, 2009
    (Compiled weekly by

  • Nominations for 2009 Tony Awards Announced; Billy Elliot Earns 15 Nominations.
  • Tony Nominees Offer Their Reactions to Being Honored.
  • Love Never Dies, Sequel to Lloyd Webber's Phantom, Is Delayed.
  • Broadway's Newest Theatre, Henry Miller's, Will Open in September With Bye Bye Birdie.
  • Jones, LaChanze, Arnold, Lewis, Henry and More Will Join Ashanti in The Wiz.
  • Ruined, Billy Elliot and Black Watch Win New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards.
  • Broadway Grosses: April 27 - May 3.
  • Broadway Rush and Standing Room Only Policies.
  • DIVA TALK: Chatting with Tony Nominees Scaglione, Ripley, Janney, Foster and Channing.
  • Stock and Seeley to Join Broadway's Little Mermaid Cast. BEST-SELLING THEATRE CDs
    May 16, 2009
    (Results from

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


    Week of May 1-7, 2009
    (Results from

  • "X-Men Origins: Wolverine": $102,624,147 (weekly gross); $102,624,147 (total gross)
  • "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past": $19,796,245 (weekly gross); $19,796,245 (total gross)
  • "Obsessed": $14,844,976 (weekly gross); $49,647,310 (total gross)
  • "17 Again": $7,619,634 (weekly gross); $49,762,093 (total gross)
  • "The Soloist": $7,387,609 (weekly gross); $19,895,747 (total gross)
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