Broadway box offices enjoy boffo business

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NEW YORK (AP) - Broadway box offices were busy places last week _ 11 musicals made more than $1 million.

The Broadway League said Monday that total grosses for the week ending Sunday soared to $28.9 million, up from $23.8 million the week before.

The numbers, boosted by vacationers, did not even need “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” which was on hiatus.

Making the millionaire’s club were perennial big sellers “Wicked,” “Mary Poppins,” “Jersey Boys,” “The Addams Family,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Billy Elliot,” “Mamma Mia!” and “The Lion King.” Two new hot tickets were “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” “The Book of Mormon” and the outgoing “American Idiot.”

Other shows came close to the $1 million mark, including “Catch Me If You Can,” “Memphis” and “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.”

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