Broadway Grosses: The Curious Incident Sees Packed Houses

first_img Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending September 28: View Comments Source: The Broadway League FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross) 1. The Lion King ($1,754,196) 2. The Book of Mormon ($1,596,473) 3. Wicked ($1,386,090) 4. Aladdin ($1,293,112) 5. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical ($1,278,681) FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity) 1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%) 2. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (100.51%)  3. It’s Only a Play (100.02%)* 4. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (99.14%)** 5. The Lion King (98.87%) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which began preview performances on September 10, continued its upward climb toward full capacity. In a seven-show week, the play reached 99.14% capacity. As word of mouth continues to spread about the Olivier-winning production, it is expected that Broadway audiences will continue to fill seats at these high numbers. On a lighter note, the revival of You Can’t Take It With You opened with a bang to reviews as sweet as candy and we expect to shortly see an uptick in the production’s grosses. Meanwhile, five usual suspects took the lead, with The Lion King, The Book of Mormon and Wicked claiming the top three spots by gross. UNDERDOGS (By Gross) 5. Once ($355,062) 4. Rock of Ages ($315,948) 3. The Country House ($225,325)* 2. Love Letters ($178,812) 1. Disgraced ($100,824)*** *Number based on eight preview performances ** Number based on seven preview performances *** Number based on two preview performances UNDERDOGS (By Capacity) 5. Les Miserables (68.04%) 4. This Is Our Youth (60.56%) 3. Cinderella (60.24%) 2. Once (57.68%) 1. Love Letters (39.33%)last_img read more

Culinary Icon Guy Fieri To Meet Soldiers, Culinary Specialists At Madigan

first_imgSubmitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityLACEY, WASHINGTON — On Saturday, Nov. 3, “culinary rock star” Guy Fieri will take to the kitchen of Madigan Army Medical Center with his trademark gusto, cooking up hospitality and entertainment for a group of invited soldiers.During his visit, Fieri, the restaurateur and popular host of Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, will join a group of Madigan’s culinary specialists in the kitchen, providing his own brand of high-energy epicurean instruction and inspiration. Following his food-focused adventures with the specialists, Fieri will spend time with wounded, ill and injured soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB).The “Afternoon with Guy Fieri” at Madigan Army Medical Center is presented by Saint Martin’s University, which is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its extension campuses at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and sponsored by America’s Credit Union. On the evening of Nov. 3, Saint Martin’s University will welcome Fieri to its Lacey campus as celebrity chef for its annual Saint Martin’s Gala. Last year’s Gala featured chef Mario Batali and generated $600,000, a record amount for the annual scholarship fundraiser.A longtime supporter of servicemen and women serving our country, Fieri has visited bases in the Persian Gulf, Guantanamo Bay and Hawaii.“We’re excited to host Guy Fieri and look forward to him bringing his culinary magic to our kitchen,” said Col. Dallas Homas, Madigan Army Medical Center commander. “Our soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion are especially thrilled for the opportunity to interact with this celebrity chef.”“It is an honor to have the opportunity to connect Guy with the WTB Soldiers as part of our pre-Gala festivities,” said Roy Heynderickx, Ph.D., president of Saint Martin’s University. “This year, Saint Martin’s Gala will feature a special focus on the military, as we celebrate four decades of ‘serving those who serve us’ on our Joint Base Lewis-McChord extension campuses. The Madigan event is the perfect way to kick off the day.”Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at at Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the Madigan Healthcare System is a network of Army medical facilities located throughout Washington and California that serve active duty service members, their families and retirees. Madigan is a system of health that provides a wide array of medical services, such as general medical and surgical care, adult and pediatric primary care, a 24-hour emergency room, specialty clinics, wellness services, and environmental health services. Madigan is one of only three designated Level II trauma centers throughout the U.S. Army Medical Command, as well as an unparalleled teaching facility and modern research platform. Visit the Madigan website at or Facebook page Facebook44Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher sticks up for Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

first_imgAdvertisement 38vcNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsnmij2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ezr8fm( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cWould you ever consider trying this?😱jfpcCan your students do this? 🌚7v7d1Roller skating! Powered by Firework Manchester United has found a surprising cheering voice so to say in the form of Jamie Carragher. The Liverpool legend believes that Manchester United are not in any kind of downward spiral and are still a force to reckon with.Advertisement “Too much has been made of Manchester United, this ‘demise’, really,” Carragher told Pundit Arena, playing up United’s chances this season.Advertisement “I’m not talking about the last five or six years, I’m talking about last season. I think if you look at it over Solskjaer’s time they were still the third-best team in the league.“So, I don’t think we should forget that. It wasn’t great, what happened at the end of the season. (United drew with Huddersfield and lost to Cardiff, two teams already relegated).Advertisement “I think everyone just wanted the season to finish when they went out of the Champions League and there was no chance of getting top four. I think they all would have liked to go home, and they played like that. Which is not great, I get that.“But they’re not as bad as that, what we saw, those last three or four games.“You think of the games in the Champions League, the Paris Saint-Germain game, Solskjaer finishing third over that period. Now he’s got a full pre-season, I think Manchester United will finish in the top four,” Carragher continued.“I don’t think they’ll challenge for the title, I don’t think they’re ready, that might be a couple of years away. But certainly not four or five years away as some people have been saying, I don’t believe that. Manchester United are one of the biggest clubs in the world and I don’t think you can ever write off the big clubs.”After the thumping 4-0 victory over Chelsea on Sunday, United seem fit to challenge for the title this season! Advertisementlast_img read more