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Broadway’s ‘Once’ recoups its investment
NEW YORK (AP) - The Tony Award-winning musical “Once” has proved to be a song at the box office: It has recouped its $5.5 million investment in less than six months.
Producers announced on Monday that the show has turned profitable after just 21 weeks, or “faster than any Tony Award-winning best musical in more than a decade.”
Made for about $150,000, the original film earned $20 million. A national tour of the musical will launch in the summer of 2013.
The musical was an off-Broadway hit and doesn’t suffer a bit from moving to a 1,000-seat Broadway theater.
Traditionally, only about 3 in 10 Broadway shows recoup.
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