Broadway theatres grossed an all-time record $25 million during the week between Xmas and New Year’s, with 15 shows grossing over $1M each, the highest of which was Wicked, with $1.8M, the all-time one week Broadway record for a single house. (Although, thanks to premium ticket prices that push $400-$500, even dreck like Disney’s Tarzan can throw a million-dollar gross.)
Just slightly off-Broadway, at the Actor’s Temple on W.47th Street, my buddy Steve Schalchlin’s musical, The Big Voice: God Or Merman? continues to earn rave after rave review, with the New York Times, New Yorker, New York Post, Variety, Next Magazine and many others piling on the accolades. Bloggers have loved The Big Voice too. Here are reviews from me, the Farmboyz, and Someone In A Tree. I’ve added a graphic from The Big Voice to my sidebar. If you are in NYC, go see a musical about the people who actually write the musicals, middle-aged gay men.