CHART TOPPERS: Fourth Week of April 2009

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


Week of April 20-26, 2009
(Data provided by The Broadway League)

  • Wicked (Gershwin Theatre), $1,458,664
  • West Side Story (Palace Theatre), $1,191,832
  • Billy Elliot (Imperial Theatre), $1,158,561
  • The Lion King (Minskoff Theatre), $1,128,044
  • Jersey Boys (August Wilson Theatre), $1,037,565 MOST-READ PLAYBILL.COM STORIES
    Week of April 19-25, 2009
    (Compiled weekly by

  • Billy Elliot and Shrek Top Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominations.
  • 75th Annual Drama League Award Nominees Announced.
  • Will Elaine Paige Duet with YouTube Sensation Susan Boyle?
  • Broadway Grosses: April 13–19.
  • Les Miz Lyricist Compares Susan Boyle to Edith Piaf.
  • DIVA TALK: Chatting with 9 to 5's Megan Hilty Plus Kander/Ebb Memories, Guys and Dolls Gals.
  • ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Onstage, But No Backstage.
  • Lynn Nottage's Ruined Wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
  • Marilyn Cooper, Tony-Winning Actress for Woman of the Year, Dies.
  • Broadway Rush and Standing Room Only Policies. BEST-SELLING THEATRE CDs
    May 2, 2009
    (Results from

  • Les Miserables (Original London cast recording)
  • Wicked
  • Jersey Boys
  • Les Miserables (Highlights from Original Broadway cast recording)
  • Shrek: The Musical


    Week of April 17-23, 2009
    (Results from

  • "17 Again": $28,304,838 (weekly gross); $28,304,838 (total gross)
  • "State of Play": $18,233,005 (weekly gross); $18,233,005 (total gross)
  • "Monsters Vs. Aliens": $16,469,772 (weekly gross); $166,293,004 (total gross)
  • "Hannah Montana The Movie": $15,750,094 (weekly gross); $59,217,916 (total gross)
  • "Fast and Furious": $14,731,020 (weekly gross); $139,162,100 (total gross)
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