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Week of June 29-July 5, 2009
(Data provided by The Broadway League)

Wicked (Gerswhin Theatre), $1,573,163
Billy Elliot (Imperial Theatre), $1,351,026
The Lion King (Minskoff Theatre), $1,294,159
West Side Story (Palace Theatre), $1,253,984
Jersey Boys (August Wilson Theatre), $1,101,363

God of Carnage (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre), $933,436
Waiting for Godot (Studio 54), $549,144
Blithe Spirit (Sam S. Shubert Theatre Theatre), $548,311
The Norman Conquests (Circle in the Square), $320,397
Mary Stuart (Broadhurst Theatre), $287,087

Week of June 28-July 4, 2009
(Compiled weekly by

  • Fireworks! Ragtime Will Return to Broadway Oct. 23.
  • Amy Spanger Departs Cast of Rock of Ages.
  • Davy Jones' Locker: Broadway's Little Mermaid to End Aug. 30; National Tour Planned.
  • Jude Law Hamlet to Play Broadway in September.
  • John Lahr Is Suing Elaine Stritch Over At Liberty.
  • Avenue Q to Close in September.
  • Broadway Rush and Standing Room Only Policies.
  • Broadway Grosses: June 22-28 .
  • Boggess and Karimloo to Star in Phantom Sequel, Love Never Dies.
  • ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Come On, Come Through Newark, Newark! BEST-SELLING THEATRE CDs
    July 11, 2009
    (Results from

  • Hair, The New Broadway Cast Recording
  • Wicked, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Jersey Boys, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Chess: In Concert, Cast Recording
  • Next to Normal, Original Broadway Cast Recording
    Week of June 26-July 2, 2009
    (Results from

  • "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen": $159,794,052 (weekly gross); $250,905,000 (total gross)
  • "The Proposal": $30,871,070 (weekly gross); $81,455,000 (total gross)
  • "The Hangover": $27,749,899 (weekly gross); $193,782,000 (total gross)
  • "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs": $25,006,000 (weekly gross); $25,006,000 (total gross)
  • "Up": $21,121,183 (weekly gross); $258,294,000 (total gross)
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