Tony-Winning Shows Experience Box Office Boost

By: CBS News, Posted by Chelsey Moran
By: CBS News, Posted by Chelsey Moran

(CBS/AP) Tony-winning shows got a boost at the box office last week following the awards, which honor the best of the Broadway season.

This year's biggest winners included "Once," "Newsies," "One Man, Two Govnors," the revival of "Porgy and Bess" and "Venus in Fur."

"Once," which was named best musical, improved $110,019 over the week before, hauling in $955,362 for the week ending Sunday. "One Man, Two Govnors" pulled in $648,505 for the week ending Sunday, its best sales week yet and $68,396 more than last week. Its star, James Corden, won the best leading actor Tony last Sunday.

"Newsies," which earned Tonys for best score and choreography, broke the house record at the Nederlander Theatre with a gross of $1,049,581, and an increase over the eight previous shows of $52,515. And Nina Arianda's win for best actress in a play may have helped boost its bottom line $213,407 over the previous week to end at $635,622.

"The Gershwins' Pory and Bess" also saw a slight uptick of $73,253 to $655,364 after it was crowned best musical revival and Audra McDonald took home the best musical actress Tony

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