CHART TOPPERS: Third Week of April 2009

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


Week of April 13-19, 2009
(Data provided by The Broadway League)

  • Wicked (Gershwin Theatre), $1,539,124
  • The Lion King (Minskoff Theatre), $1,386,276
  • West Side Story (Palace Theatre), $1,310,305
  • Billy Elliot (Imperial Theatre), $1,182,663
  • Jersey Boys (August Wilson Theatre), $1,067,477 MOST-READ PLAYBILL.COM STORIES
    Week of April 12-18, 2009
    (Compiled weekly by

  • Producer Mackintosh "Gob-Smacked" By Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream"; Song Is YouTube Hit.
  • Broadway Grosses: April 6-12.
  • PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Aaron Tveit.
  • McG Will Likely Direct Spring Awakening Film.
  • ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Another Weekend in the Country.
  • Broadway Rush and Standing Room Only Policies.
  • McDonald, Esparza, Pittu, Cumpsty and More Join Twelfth Night Cast.
  • Musical Vanities to Make NYC Bow at Off-Broadway's Second Stage.
  • Mazzie Will Be DuBois for Barrington Stage; Streetcar and Carousel Casting Announced.
  • Stock Rising: Has Little Mermaid Found Its New Ariel? BEST-SELLING THEATRE CDs
    April 25, 2009
    (Results from

  • Wicked
  • Jersey Boys
  • Shrek: The Musical
  • Next To Normal
  • Mamma Mia!


    Week of April 10-16, 2009
    (Results from

  • "Hannah Montana The Movie": $43,467,822 (weekly gross); $43,467,822 (total gross)
  • "Fast and Furious": $35,171,890 (weekly gross); $124,431,080 (total gross)
  • "Monsters Vs. Aliens": " $31,431,686 (weekly gross); $149,823,232 (total gross)
  • "Observe and Report": $14,637,300 (weekly gross); $14,637,300 (total gross)
  • "Knowing": $8,884,439 (weekly gross); $70,220,556 (total gross)
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