Christiani Pitts & Eric William Morris in “King Kong”(Photo: Joan Marcus) Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 18, 2019 Related Shows The much-anticipated new musical King Kong officially arrived at the Broadway Theatre on October 5. The new tuner based on the iconic 1932 novel made a strong showing in its first go on the Great White Way, taking in a gross of $364,854.00 in just two preview performances, and filling the theater to 100% capacity. Christiani Pitts and Eric William Morris star in the new tuner, which has an official opening-night date set for November 8. With audiences packing in so early on, now couldn’t be a better time to make plans to experience the new musical for yourself.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending October 7.FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. Hamilton ($3,227,193.00)2. Springsteen on Broadway ($2,410,527.50)*3. The Lion King ($2,277,162.00)4. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ($2,101,243.00)5. Wicked ($1,773,676.00)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. The Waverly Gallery ($361,161.50)**4. The Play That Goes Wrong ($298,897.50)3. The Nap ($228,087.00)2. Head Over Heels ($227,083.75)1. American Son ($204,803.80)+FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (104.06%)2. Come From Away (102.03%)3. Hamilton (101.80%)4. Dear Evan Hansen (101.59%)5. The Lion King (100.03%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. The Play That Goes Wrong (72.00%)4. Kinky Boots (71.85%)3. School of Rock (68.57%)2. Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (51.73%)1. Head Over Heels (41.78%)*Number based on five performances**Number based on seven preview performances+Number based on two preview performancesSource: The Broadway League View Comments King Kong
Related PlanetGear.com, a members-only website dedicated to selling outdoor gear, apparel and travel destinations at exclusive pricing has partnered with Auspient, a leading provider of web-based solutions for traditional e-commerce and membership flash sale sites.Flash sale sites are rooted in a members-only policy and typically sell deeply discounted premium goods, typically up to 70% off retail pricing for a limited-period of time.In the fashion industry, the flash sale site trend originated in France thanks to the popularity of Vente-Privee.com. Flash sale prototypes in North America have proven to be just as popular and successful.Currently PlanetGear.com is accepting member sign-ups. If entered before 31 March, names are automatically entered to win a US$200 shopping spree. The site will officially launch in the week of 28 March 2011.Planet Gear will leverage Auspient’s ACE BackOffice Suite, a sophisticated platform, specifically designed to support the traffic and sales demand of membership flash sale sites. Additionally, Planet Gear will utilise Auspient’s operational services to support the day-to-day operations such as hosting, site management, call centre, distribution and fulfilment.Helio Fialho, President and CEO of San Luis Obispo, California, based Auspient said, “We are excited to have been chosen by Planet Gear to support their new initiative.“Our team of experts will use all of our resources to quickly propel Planet Gear’s business as we have done for brands such as One Kings Lane and LeftLane Sports. Both of which have achieved unprecedented success in the private membership flash sale space.”Veronique Markewitz, founder of Planetgear.com added, “As we prepared to launch Planet Gear, we were looking for a partner that had experience with this particular business model. Auspient demonstrated to us that they not only had the most widely adopted solution, but that they had the knowledge and experience to implement immediately.“We join a list of leading brands that we respect and have had great success with Auspient.”www.planetgear.com
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Your news needs your supportSince the early stages of the COVID-19 crisis, The Japan Times has been providing free access to crucial news on the impact of the novel coronavirus as well as practical information about how to cope with the pandemic. Please consider subscribing today so we can continue offering you up-to-date, in-depth news about Japan. RELATED PHOTOS As Japan’s sports teams prepare for a cautious return to action after hiatuses caused by COVID-19, a company has developed an app that allows fans to cheer remotely as their teams play in empty stadiums.Nippon Professional Baseball is scheduled to resume on July 19 and the J. League is expected to start a couple of weeks later, but no fans will be allowed into stadiums amid fears of new coronavirus infections. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Scotland and Russia compete during a Rugby World Cup match at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa on Oct. 9, 2019, in Fukuroi, Shizuoka Prefecture. | REUTERS The Remote Cheerer system lets fans watching matches on television in their living rooms cheer, or boo, the players on the pitch via their smartphones, sending either a pre-recorded shoutout or their own personal message.The voices they send will reverberate around the stadium in real time, transmitted by giant loudspeakers.Yamaha Corporation, which has developed the app, recently tested the system at the 50,000 capacity Shizuoka Stadium ECOPA, which is mainly used for soccer, with two J. League clubs, Jubilo Iwata and Shimizu S-Pulse, taking part in the trial.Fans watching on television were able to send their support through 58 speakers around the ground. Viewers can decide which speaker will broadcast their cheer.“At one point during the system field test, I closed my eyes and it felt like the cheering fans were right there in the stadium with me,” said Keisuke Matsubayashi, an official with the stadium company. KEYWORDS covid-19, covid-19 in Japan, the new normal IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5