Record Season For Broadway
Despite the miserable economy, the just-finished 2008-2009 Broadway season brought in a record $943M in ticket sales, more than any in the 24 years since collective records were kept. And the 2010 season looks promising.
I still need to get to Hair, dammit.
Once wary of the recession’s potential effect on tourists filling theater seats, Broadway producers have brightened their outlooks on the upcoming season, Variety reports. “It feels like there’s a lot of excitement early,” Broadway League executive director Charlotte St. Martin said. The upcoming season is slated to include high-profile productions with equally high hunk quotients like A Steady Rain, starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig. Julie Taymor, who won the 1997 best director Tony Award for The Lion King, collaborated with U2’s Bono and the Edge for a musical superhero send up titled Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark, starring Evan Rachel Wood and Alan Cumming.