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- April 11: REVIEW: Catch Me If You Can
- April 12: REVIEW: Company
- April 13: LOGOS: The People in the Picture
- April 14: REVIEW: Spring Awakening (National Tour)
- April 15: Ms. Broadway: April 2011: The Catch Me If You Can Girls
- April 16: NEW CONTEST! Win Tickets to The Normal Heart
NOTE: The next The Normal Heart Contest Question will be at the bottom of tommorrow's blog!SPECIAL JK'S THEATRESCENE DISCOUNT FOR THE NORMAL HEART ON BROADWAY:
- Top Gross: Wicked ($1.6M)
- Bottom Gross: High ($99K)
- Top Attendance: The Book of Mormon (102.4%)
- Bottom Attendance: High (50.7%)
- $1M Club: Jersey Boys, Wicked, The Lion King, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
- SRO Club: The Book of Mormon, Anything Goes, The Lion King, Wicked
- April 11: Actor/Director Joel Grey (Anything Goes/The Normal Heart)
- April 12: Actor David Cassidy (Joseph..., Blood Brothers)
- April 13: Actor Liz Callaway (Baby, Miss Saigon, Cats)
- April 14: Actor/Singer David Miller (Baz Luhrman's La Boheme)
- April 15: Actor James Clow (Assassins, Company - 1995)
- April 16: Actor Kelli O'Hara (South Pacific, The Pajama Game)
- April 17: Actor Rebecca Luker (Mary Poppins, Show Boat, The Phantom of the Opera)
- Baby It’s You!: Previews - March 26; Opening - April 27
- Born Yesterday: Previews - March 31; Opening - April 24
- High: Previews - March 25; Opening - April 19
- The House of Blue Leaves: Previews - April 4; Opening - April 25
- Jerusalem: Previews - April 2; Opening - April 21
- The Normal Heart: Previews - April 19; Opening - April 27
- The People in the Picture: Previews - April 1; Opening - April 28
- Sister Act: Previews - March 24; Opening - April 20
- Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark: Previews - November 28, 2010; Opening – June 14
- Tony winner Paolo Szot will repeat his role as Emile deBeque in London's South Pacific.
- Halle Berry will not be making her Broadway debut in The Mountaintop with Samuel L. Jackson.
- Both Cheyenne Jackson and Kristin Chenoweth will be returning to Glee for the last half of the second half of this season!
- The worst kept secret of the week: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying got recorded by Decca Records this week! Even
VoldemortHe-who-shall-not-be-named knew about that! Next thing you know, Sh-K-Boom will record Anything Goes! Oops...
- The second worst kept secret of the week: Hair will return to Broadway for a summer of love. The revival returns for just less than 10 weeks at the St. James Theatre. Next thing you know, they'll announce that On a Clear Day will play the St. James this fall. Oops, I did it again...
- Caution American Idiot fans!! Universal Pictures is said to be interested in a film version of the show. Talk to the fans of In the Heights about that same interest 2 years from now.
- Now I just can't miss the movie version of Rock of Ages! Russell Brand is going to be in it. Oh joy. Oh rapture.
- Speaking of Anything Goes, it got extended through January 12, 2012! Great news for all involved!
- And speaking of extensions, War Horse can stay at the Vivian Beaumont as long as it likes. LCT announced that it is now an open-run show! Could it be that a potentially Tony nominated Best Play will still be running after the Tonys this year?
- The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Priscilla Queen of the Desert debuted at number one on the Billboard charts for Cast Recordings!
- On April 11, The Motherfucker with the Hat opened at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
- On April 11, Million Dollar Quartet celebrated its 1st birthday. Who'd have thought?
- On April 14, War Horse opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center.
- On April 17, Wonderland opened at the Marquis Theatre.
- 1991: Miss Saigon flew into the Broadway Theatre where it stayed for 4,092 performances.
- 1960: Bye Bye Birdie opened at the Martin Beck Theatre, starring Dick Van Dyke and Chita Rivera. It won the Tony for Best Musical and played 607 performances.
- 1992: The acclaimed and long-running (1,143 performances) revival of Guys and Dolls opened at the Martin Beck Theatre. It starred Nathan Lane and Faith Prince, who won a Tony for her efforts that year.
- 1985: Probably my favorite flop musical of all-time opened at the Mark Hellinger Theatre. Grind played 71 performances and starred Ben Vereen, Tony-winner Leilani Jones and was under the direction of Harold Prince.