Laughs Draw a Crowd to McNally’s ‘It’s Only a Play’

Broadway has been light on comedies lately, but its latest one looks to be a hit. “It’s Only a Play,” a showbiz send-up featuring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick – the stars of the 2001 musical smash “The Producers” – grossed $793,046 last week for its first five preview performances, which were all sold out. According to box office data released on Tuesday by Broadway producers and theater owners, “It’s Only a Play” also had an average paid admission of $146.81, with only the hits “The Book of Mormon” and “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” drawing higher average ticket prices.

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