Broadway has a new king.
Hugh Jackman, the triple-threat performer of stage, musical theater and film, closed out his 10-week run on Broadway Jan. 1, leaving a string of broken records in his wake. His one-man show "Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway" was a massive success, earning a stunning $14,638,428 over the course of its run. The last week alone brought in a record $2,057,354.
According to the AP, Jackman's show averaged $1.5 million weekly, besting totals posted by much larger Broadway shows like “Jersey Boys,” “Mama Mia!,” “How to Succeed in Business,” “Anything Goes” and “Follies.” He now owns 10 of the 11 top-grossing weeks at the Broadhurst Theater.
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