Broadway loves a good rebound, and there's no better pick-me-up than Bette Midler. Back from a planned vacation, the Tony winner not only survived a tumble off the stage of Hello, Dolly! she also broke the house record at the Shubert theater for the sixth time since the show opened this spring. It grossed $2.32 million over eight performances, with the average seat going for $199. This year Midler has been the undisputed queen of Broadway. Thanks to her clout, Dolly!
While Hollywood had one of the worst summers in recent memory, Broadway's had its best. But like all good runs, this too must end. As tourists dried up and locals returned to the grind, sales plummeted 15% on the Rialto this week, down to a six-month low of $23.67 million. It's still - barely - a record for the frame, but it does signal the end of an era. Buoyed by a combination of new hits, long-running tourist magnets, and a crowded season, Broadway has had an extraordinary record-breaking year.
"They say were are asleep until we fall in love." So goes a refrain from The Great Comet, and if there is truth to it, a great many ticket buyers woke up over the last eleven months. Unfortunately, they weren't enough to keep the troubled show afloat. After a tumultuous summer, the $14 million musical played its final performance, and fans rallied to catch it one last time.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".