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BROADWAY THE HITS WAY

Peep the Top 10 Grossing Shows on Broadway

Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuddy! It's Monday. Are you singing joyously? Are you feeling sparkly?! Well you should be, damn it! Because it's time to talk Broadway. Or, more specifically, how much cheddar the top shows are raking in.

1. The Lion King $1.8m
2. Wicked $1.8m
3. The Book of Mormon $1.5m
4. Aladdin $1.3m
5. Fish in the Dark $1.2m
6. The Audience $1.1m
7. Kinky Boots $1.0m
8. Beautiful $955k
9. Matilda $949k
10. The Phantom of the Opera $847k

In other stage-related news, it was officially announced that Cynthia Erivo, who starred in the U.K.'s recent version of The Color Purple as Celie, will join previously announced Jennifer Hudson (who'll play Shug Avery) for her Broadway debut. The show begins its previews 11/9 and opens 12/3.