ENTERTAINMENT: The Great Green Way

The Great Green Way

May we have the envelope, please. And the winner for biggest Broadway success of the year is . . . the box office. During the 1989-90 season, which ended last week, receipts at Broadway's 36 stages reached a record $283 million, up 8% from last year and 48% from the depth of the slump in the mid-'80s. The past season featured the Tony Award-winning musicals City of Angels and Grand Hotel, along with many major stars, including Dustin Hoffman, Kathleen Turner and Tyne Daly.

All told, 35 new productions reached Broadway, the most in three years. Higher ticket prices played a...

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