Glenn Close, Bette Midler, and Other Women Are Dominating Broadway Box Offices


Apr 4, 2017

Glenn Close, Bette Midler, and Other Women Are Dominating Broadway Box Offices

With just a few short weeks until the April 27 Tony Awards deadline, women are breaking Broadway records and taking its box offices by storm.

Among those making breakthroughs are Bette Midler of "Hello, Dolly," Sara Bareilles of "Waitress," and MAKER Glenn Close of "Sunset Boulevard."

While Midler is already begun "breaking house records at the Shubert Theatre as her revival of "Hello, Dolly!" heads to its April 20 opening," Deadline Hollywood reports as Bareilles had her second Broadway debut, "Setting a one-night box office record of $180K" at the Brooks Atkinson.

And after first playing her current role of Norma Desmond in "Sunset Boulevard" in 1993, Close has made a stylish and impressive comeback, bringing in $1.2 million at Nederlanders' Palace and wowing critics.


Glenn Close is gutsier and more gripping than ever. THIS is #SunsetBoulevard #Broadway #NYC

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Let's just say these Broadway shows are clearly ones you do not want to miss.

NEXT: Get to Know MAKER Glenn Close »

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