Following the May 13 announcement that In the Heights had earned 13 Tony Award nominations, the box office for the musical boomed as if someone had won the lottery.
A production spokesperson confirmed the accuracy of a report in Variety that the Washington Heights-set show (in which a main character gets a state lottery windfall) wrapped about $200,000 on Tuesday. That figure was topped on Wednesday.
Producers would not comment further.
Among its nominations are Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Direction, and Best Featured Actor and Featured Actress in a Musical, among others.
Variety also reported that August: Osage County, with seven Tony noms, brought in "around $120,000," a rise of about 30 percent, producer Jeffrey Richards told the trade.
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