Broadway Grosses: As Shows Approach Shutter Dates, Some Pick Up Steam

first_img *Number based on eight preview performances **Number based on seven preview performances ***Number based on seven regular performances FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross) 1. The Lion King ($1,840,464) 2. The Book of Mormon ($1,609,728) 3. Wicked ($1,593,224) 4. Aladdin ($1,388,395) 5. Motown the Musical ($1,086,042) FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity) 1. The Book of Mormon (102.61%) 2. The Elephant Man (101.18%) 3. Aladdin (100.00%) 4. Cabaret (99.55%)*** 5. Constellations (98.33%)** Source: The Broadway League View Comments UNDERDOGS (By Capacity) 5. A Delicate Balance (73.35%) 4. Chicago (72.56%) 3. Disgraced (70.07%) 2. You Can’t Take It With You (61.30%) 1. On the Town (58.05%) What goes up must come down, but not forever. Following a stellar two weeks over the holidays, Broadway box offices faced an expected drop as throngs of tourists escaped the cold of New York. Many shows have closed or approach their final performances, including Motown the Musical, which will bid farewell to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on January 18. In its penultimate week on the boards, the tuner made it into the last spot of the top five grossing shows, coming in at $1,086,042. It joined perennial favorites The Lion King, The Book of Mormon, Wicked and Aladdin. Additional shows facing imminent closings, whether a result of box office performance or limited engagement scheduling, include Rock of Ages (January 18), The Last Ship (January 24), The River (February 8), You Can’t Take It With You (February 22), A Delicate Balance (February 22), The Elephant Man (February 22), Disgraced (March 1), If/Then (March 22), It’s Only a Play (March 29) and Cabaret (March 29). UNDERDOGS (By Gross) 5. Rock of Ages ($444,828) 4. Honeymoon in Vegas ($399,588)* 3. You Can’t Take It With You ($392,715) 2. Disgraced  ($382,854) 1. Constellations ($336,203)** Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending January 11:last_img read more

Vermont DPS promotes Hofmann, Porter to key positions

first_imgThe Vermont Department of Public Service announced Thursday the appointment of Sarah Hofmann as Deputy Commissioner and James Porter as the Director of Telecommunications.  The Department serves as the ratepayer advocate for utility matters in energy, telecommunications and water, and also is the lead for the state’s energy policy.‘I am very pleased to have Sarah and Jim as part of the department’s leadership team,’ said Elizabeth Miller, Commissioner of the Department.  ‘This is an exciting time as we continue to work diligently on the state’s energy plan, and to complete the state’s broadband build out,’ Miller said.   Hofmann is a graduate of Rollins College and the University of New Hampshire School of Law.  Most recently she served as the Director for Public Advocacy for the department.  Her shift to the Deputy role will require the Department to hire another dynamic and committed individual as the Director of Public Advocacy, leading the Department’s legal staff and consumer affairs specialists.Porter is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College and Birmingham School of Law.  Most recently he served as a staff attorney for the department and has worked hard on many key telecommunication issues, most notably the FairPoint acquisition.  The Department will require a new staff attorney to assume Mr. Porter’s prior role.The Department also recently announced the retirement of Dave Lamont, long-time valuable member of the Department’s planning staff, most recently as Director of Planning and Energy Resources.  The Department has realigned Lamont’s position and is actively seeking an individual for the Director of Energy Policy and Planning.Position descriptions will be available on line through Vermont’s Human Resources Department at http://humanresources.vermont.gov/(link is external) Source: DPS. 3.10.2011last_img read more

Kolarov extends Roma until 2021

first_imgRelatedPosts Pedro pens three-year Roma deal US billionaire completes takeover of AS Roma Sevilla, Leverkusen cruise into Europa League quarter-finals Aleksandar Kolarov has agreed a contract extension with Roma that ties the defender to the club until the end of the 2020-21 campaign. The experienced Serbia international had been due to become a free agent in June, but now looks set to spend a fourth season at Stadio Olimpico. Kolarov, 34, moved to Roma from Manchester City for €5 million (£4m/$6m) in July 2017, having won two Premier League titles, two League Cup crowns and the FA Cup during his time at the Etihad. He has made 113 appearances for the Giallorossi in all competitions, racking up an impressive 17 goals and further 18 assists throughout that period, while he has also started all 18 matches in Serie A this term. “I want to thank the club for this contract extension, it means a great deal to me,” Kolarov said on Tuesday after the club announced fresh terms had been agreed. “Even now I see it as another starting point. I intend to keep on improving and developing in order to contribute to the growth of this club. “I want to keep improving – physically, technically, my shooting… everything. At my age fitness is key, and I feel good. I’m convinced I can still improve a bit every day. “I’ve worked with a lot of coaches and I’m not just saying this because he’s here now: [Paulo] Fonseca is a coach that can do really well here, and I hope to win something here with him.” “We are delighted to be able to announce this renewal,” club chief executive Guido Fienga added of retaining the services of a no-nonsense veteran. “Aleksandar has always been the consummate professional, both on and off the pitch. With this renewal, we can continue to count on that contribution.” Free-kick specialist Kolarov scored eight league goals last season and has added another five in 2019-20. The left-back played 90 minutes as Roma lost 2-0 at home to Torino on Sunday, the result leaving Fonseca’s side in fourth place.Tags: Alexander KolarovAS RomaRomaStadio Olimpicolast_img read more