“The Band’s Visit” won 10 awards, including best musical, and “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” won best play. Students from Parkland, Fla., gave a surprise performance.
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A survey of voters shows several resounding favorites in Sunday’s ceremony. But there are still some tight battles.
The theater season that just ended was remarkably lucrative as producers have become more sophisticated, and more aggressive, about setting prices.
A pair of two-part productions, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” and the revival of “Angels in America,” were also showered with affection.
Other findings from a report on the 2016-17 season: Crowds remain white and predominantly female, but more young people are attending.
The 32 plays and musicals currently on Broadway brought in $35,796,213 between Dec. 18 and Dec. 24, almost $5 million more than last year.
A lawsuit by the Broadway League alleges that casting offices have violated antitrust laws in an attempt to unionize. The directors have said they want health care and pension benefits.
Mr. Thompson, whose productions were nominated for 20 Tony Awards and won six, helped mount hits like “The Book of Mormon.” “He elevated me,” said Patti LuPone.
The Broadway musical has been in a bit of a box office slump since Josh Groban left. Now its producers are trying to rebound.
Mr. Spacey, who has appeared in six Broadway productions and won a Tony in 1991, has lately been playing a nefarious U.S. president on “House of Cards.”