Broadway Grosses: After Midnight, Twelfth Night & More Move In!

first_img View Comments Fall on Broadway is officially in full swing, and that means there’s a bevy of new shows starting every single week—this week is no exception, with The Snow Geese, Betrayal, After Midnight and Twelfth Night and Richard III in repertory all currently in previews. Meanwhile, The Lion King (and its record-setting $1 billion total in box office receipts) really packed a punch, while Wicked, Kinky Boots, Motown and The Book of Mormon continue to be strong contenders. FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross) 1. The Lion King ($1,804,890) 2. The Book of Mormon ($1,767,297) 3. Wicked ($1,719,816) 4. Kinky Boots ($1,669,794) 5. Motown ($1,464,583) UNDERDOGS (By Capacity) 5. Once (85.17%) 4. Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark (84.50%) 3. First Date (73.25%) 2. Cinderella (69.66%) 1. Romeo and Juliet (53.25%) * Number based on 7 previews and 1 regular performance ** Number based on 3 previews and 5 regular performances Read below to find out who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending October 20. UNDERDOGS (By Gross) 5. Rock of Ages ($406,072) 4. The Snow Geese ($280,700) 3. A Time to Kill ($250,779)* 2. After Midnight ($235,823) 1. The Winslow Boy ($203,093)**  FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity) 1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%) 2. The Glass Menagerie (101.21%) 3. Kinky Boots (100.79%) 4. Motown the Musical (100.64%) 5. Pippin (100.13%)last_img read more

Lifeguard towers brightened by local artists

first_img Share By MARINA WISESpecial to the PRESSThe week before Memorial Day Weekend, eight artists were materializing the vision that they had held for quite some time—to leave an artistic stamp on the beaches of South Padre Island. To achieve this goal, they coated various lifeguard towers along the coast with unique paintings.Jim Pigg, who operates the Beach Rescue program, recruited a core nucleus of talented painters to fulfill the job. Beach Rescue provided all the paint used.“Jim Pigg was looking any artists willing to do this project because he believed it would make a difference as we (the painters) all have believed,” said Christina Salazar, one of the artists involved and owner of Indigo Art & Apparel in Port Isabel. “He opened the door for all of the artists from the area and from a far.”While working on their task, the painters took many of South Padre’s natural elements into account. One beach fundamental, though, held the most importance in the hearts and creativity of the artists.“Our biggest inspiration was the ocean,” Salazar said. “Though we all knew that what we were doing was bigger than all of us.”Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedIsland firefighter, lifeguard honoredPRESS Staff Report The Rotary Club of Port Isabel surprised one South Padre Island first responder during a meeting of the City Council Wednesday. Capt. Jim Pigg, of the South Padre Island Fire Department, was recognized by the club for his service to the community and his work with the…February 22, 2019In “News”County expands beach patrol, talks park projectBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Beach safety and park improvements were the topics of two lengthy discussions during a regular meeting of the Cameron County Commissioners Court last Tuesday. Cameron County Beach Patrol Chief Michael Johnson, along with Parks Director Joe Vega, addressed the court with a proposal…July 22, 2016In “News”“We are ready”: SPI outlines spring break preparationsAngie Gamez Special to the PRESS The month of March on South Padre Island doesn’t conjure up thoughts of the start of spring, spring cleaning, or the time to plant annuals. Rather, it’s the anticipation of a flock of spring breakers, endless traffic, patrol cars, sirens, a crowded beach, and…February 21, 2020In “News”last_img read more