Triple Take: Wedding Singer Box Office Soars Post Tonys

News   Triple Take: Wedding Singer Box Office Soars Post Tonys Even detractors of The Wedding Singer have to admit the show's opening number, "It's Your Wedding Day," is catchy.

Viewers of the 2006 Tony Awards must have felt the same way. Ticket sales for the new musical — based on the Adam Sandler film of the same name — rose dramatically following the annual awards ceremony, which featured a performance of "It's Your Wedding Day" led by Tony nominee Stephen Lynch.

According to a spokesperson for The Wedding Singer, the show brought in three times the normal daily box-office intake June 12, the day following the Tony Awards.

The Wedding Singer, which co-stars Lynch as Robbie Hart and Laura Benanti as Julia Sullivan, also features Richard Blake, Kevin Cahoon, Felicia Finley, Rita Gardner, Matthew Saldivar and Amy Spanger.

The score was composed by Matthew Sklar (music) and Chad Beguelin (lyrics). Beguelin and Tim Herlihy wrote the book for the musical. The show's original cast recording hit stores June 6 on the Masterworks Broadway label.

In The Wedding Singer "it's 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer," according to the producers. "He's the life of the party-until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding he plays as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. Only trouble is Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of the decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. With a brand new score that pays loving homage to the pop songs of the 1980s, The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer just might be the coolest guy in the room." For information about The Wedding Singer, visit www.theweddingsingerthemusical.com.

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It was also recently announced that The Wedding Singer will tour in 2007. The Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis will be the tour's threshold starting Sept. 7, 2007. The Road Company, an independent theatrical booking agency that distributes musicals, plays and attractions nationally and internationally, will exclusively handle The Wedding Singer tour.