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


Week of May 11-May 17, 2009
(Data provided by The Broadway League)

Wicked (Gerswhin Theatre), $1,403,974
West Side Story (Palace Theatre), $1,240,854
Billy Elliot (Imperial Theatre), $1,144,260
The Lion King (Minskoff Theatre), $1,058,942
Jersey Boys (August Wilson Theatre), $1,033,177

God of Carnage (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre), $837,401
Blithe Spirit (Sam S. Shubert Theatre Theatre), $559,139
Exit the King (Ethel Barrymore Theatre), $466,983
Waiting for Godot (Studio 54), $439,913
Mary Stuart (Broadhurst Theatre), $348,849

Week of May 10-May 16, 2009
(Compiled weekly by

  • Addams Family Musical to Star Lane, Neuwirth, Carmello, Hoffman, Chamberlin and More.
  • Neil Patrick Harris to Host 63rd Annual Tony Awards.
  • ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Six Degrees of Matthew Morrison.
  • Will the Kennedy Center Ragtime Play Broadway?
  • Billy Elliot, Carnage, Ruined and Avenger Are Outer Critics Circle Award Winners.
  • Broadway Grosses: May 4-10.
  • Billy, Carnage, Hair, Blithe and Rush Win Drama League Awards.
  • Broadway Run of Desire Under the Elms Will End Prematurely.
  • Wicked's Lambert Will Vie for "American Idol" Title.
  • Broadway Rush and Standing Room Only Policies. BEST-SELLING THEATRE CDs
    May 23, 2009
    (Results from

  • Jersey Boys, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Wicked, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Mamma Mia!, Original Cast Recording
  • Shrek: The Musical, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Les Misérables, Original London Cast Recording
    Week of May 8-14, 2009
    (Results from

  • "Star Trek": $100,610,837 (weekly gross); $104,610,837 (total gross)
  • "X-Men Origins: Wolverine": $33,666,597 (weekly gross); $136,290,744 (total gross)
  • "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past": $13,405,593 (weekly gross); $33,201,838 (total gross)
  • "Obsessed": $8,373,865 (weekly gross); $58,021,175 (total gross)
  • "Next Day Air": $5,368,343 (weekly gross); $5,368,343 (total gross)
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