Thursday, July 20, 2006

Endings and new beginnings

Two Broadway hits recently closed after good long runs.

"Doubt," the story of a nun and the priest she accuses (perhaps correctly, perhaps not), finished strong on July 2 with about $28 million on total sales over 25 previews and 525 performances.

"The Light in the Piazza," with its lush, romantic score and slightly tangled love story, closed the same day with closer to $29 million in total sales over 36 previews and 504 performances.

Both were slightly surprising hits when they opened in the spring of 2005, and now both will take to the road in national tours.

- Michael K

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