Film Stars and Oscar Nominees Bring Broadway Grosses Up

Emma Stone Cabaret and Oscar nominee

Emma Stone Cabaret and Oscar nominee

With Stone’s Oscar nod, ticket sales for cabaret have risen.

Emma Stone and Bradley Cooper, both Oscar nominees this year, are doing big box office on Broadway. Stone, who has been appearing as Sally Bowles opposite Allan Cumming in Cabaret, was nominated for her work on Birdman, which starred Michael Keaton. Cooper, who is playing the lead in The Elephant Man on Broadway in a production that will transfer to London, is nominated for American Sniper.

Time Running Out to Catch Their Performances

Stone finishes her run this week and Cooper will be done some time prior to the February 22 Oscar telecast. With the Oscar nods and little time left to see these two stars, there’s been a lot of pressure on those selling tickets. Both shows are selling well.

For the week ending Feb 8, Cabaret sold at 98.2% of capacity, while The Elephant Man topped off at 100.2%. Cabaret was up 3.6% from the week before and The Elephant Man saw an increase of 4.7%. The musical brought in close to $36, 500 more than the week prior and the play did over $255,000 more in business.

Cabaret Replacement

Sienna Miller in Cabaret on Broadway

Sienna Miller , who is in American Sniper and Foxcatcher, takes over for Stone.

Staring February 17, Cabaret will welcome film actress Sienna Miller to the cast. Miller, who can be seen in the films American Sniper and Foxcatcher, will be making her Broadway debut as Stone’s replacement. She’ll perform with Alan Cumming, who has been playing the emcee since the Roundabout production opened in April. Miller is scheduled to be on the boards until March 29.

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    Paul Mroczka

    Paul Mroczka has served Theatre By the Sea as associate director and playwright-in-residence. He has directed for companies including North Country Center for the Arts, Pontine Movement Theatre, The Theatre of Newburyport and the Palace Theatre. A former National Endowment for the Arts fellow in playwriting, he has also garnered a Shubert Fellowship, the Jason Miller Award and has received grants from the New Hampshire Council for the Humanities. His plays have been performed at New York’s La MaMa La Galleria, Nat Horne Theatre, and Manhattan Punchline Theatre, among others. His interactive planetarium show, Pathfinders, is running at the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium in Concord, NH. Recent directorial assignments include Good People, Steel Magnolias, and The Complete World of Sports (Abridged) at The Barnstormers Playhouse in New Hampshire, and Rumors, Orpheus in the Underworld, and The Glass Menagerie at PSU. This summer Paul finished an initial draft of his new play, Smart Money ... Read Full