‘Motown: The Musical’ Ranks In $1 Million On Broadway

Movies & TV

| March 21, 2013 - 5:56 pm

It came, it saw, and now, Motown: The Musical is conquering Broadway.

Those producers behind this powerful piece of art must be dancing in the street. The results from the first week of previews have been well for the Broadway show about Berry Gordy’s legendary R&B label—to the tune of $1.03 million over just seven performances.

According to figures from the Broadway League, Motown, featuring Brandon Victor Dixon and Valisia LeKae (pictured above), seems primed to become a regular member of the Million Dollar Club of weekly high earners. With the show slated for official release on April 14, audiences will be in for a thrill during the show’s standard eight-performance schedule.

Two other new shows cracked the $1 million mark for the week ending March 17. Lucky Guy, the soon-to-open drama penned by the late Nora Ephron (Sleepless In Seattle, You Got Mail), starring Tom Hanks, played to standing-room-only houses and grossed an impressive $1.29 million. Meanwhile Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella took in $1.1 million, a strong 68 percent of its potential earnings in the larger Broadway Theatre.

You should act like The Temptation and “get ready” for a good time in New York City!

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