CHART TOPPERS: Second Week of April 2009

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


Week of April 6-12, 2009
(Data provided by The Broadway League)

  • Wicked (Gershwin Theatre), $1,524,141
  • The Lion King (Minskoff Theatre), $1,409,411
  • West Side Story (Palace Theatre), $1,308,787
  • Billy Elliot (Imperial Theatre), $1,207,493
  • Mary Poppins (New Amsterdam Theatre), $1,050,779 MOST-READ PLAYBILL.COM STORIES
    Week of April 5-11, 2009
    (Compiled weekly by

  • STAGE TO SCREENS: The New Chorus Line Documentary, Plus "Rescue Me" Actor Pasquale.
  • Broadway Grosses: March 30-April 5.
  • Broadway Rush and Standing Room Only Policies.
  • ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Ooh! My Feet!
  • PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: Rock of Ages—The Night of Drunken Fireflies.
  • PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: James Garpinello.
  • Stock Rising: Has Little Mermaid Found Its New Ariel?
  • Cleveland's Playhouse Square to Present Regional Premiere of [title of show]; Casting Announced.
  • Everything's Ruined: A Look at the Contenders for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
  • DIVA TALK: Chatting with Rock of Ages' Amy Spanger Plus News of Graff, LuPone and Skinner. BEST-SELLING THEATRE CDs
    April 18, 2009
    (Results from

  • Jersey Boys
  • Wicked
  • Shrek: The Musical
  • Mamma Mia!
  • The Lion King


    Week of April 3-9, 2009
    (Results from

  • "Fast and Furious": $89,259,190 (weekly gross); $89,259,190 (total gross)
  • "Monsters Vs. Aliens": " $46,201,324 (weekly gross); $118,391,546 (total gross)
  • "The Haunting in Connecticut": $12,897,732 (weekly gross); $40,587,365 (total gross)
  • "Knowing": $11,262,503 (weekly gross); $61,336,117 (total gross)
  • "I Love You, Man": $11,147,339 (weekly gross); $52,584,429 (total gross)
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