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News & Noteworthy (Week of May 31)

A lot goes on in our world each week — some news you may catch, and some may slip by your radar. Below are a few articles that caught our attention, and we didn’t want you to miss ’em! Broadway’s Best Attended Season in History: Ryan McPhee reported for Playbill that “the Great White Way took in $1.7 billion in the past year, making the 2017–2018 season the highest-grossing in Broadway history. … The season was also the best attended, …

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The Secret of the Highest-Grossing Show of 2013

Ken Davenport points out on his blog, The Producer’s Perspective, that the highest-grossing Broadway show of 2013 was not The Book of Mormon, or Kinky Boots or any of the sexy young things of recent fame, but Disney’s good old, 16-year-old The Lion King. How is it done? According to Ken, “All this proves the ol’ axiom, that the secret to a long running, super high grossing show is to make your show the star.”

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