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Broadway Shows Down At Box Office, But ‘Les Miz’ And ‘Aladdin’ Could Lead Comeback

Broadway shows took a beating at the box office in the most recent week for which numbers are available, but results for this week should get a boost from two big new shows going into previews on Broadway.

One of those new Broadway shows is not new at all, but a revival of the long-running musical Les Miserables, an adaptation of the 19th-century Victor Hugo novel about the French Revolution. The original Broadway production opened in 1987 and ran for 6,680 performances, making it the fifth-longest running show in Broadway history.

Now Les Miserables is back. It first preview performance on March 2 packed the house, playing to 100 percent capacity and pulling in a healthy $180,171 for the single performance.

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