Arthur Miller’s The Crucible played its third full week of preview performances to nearly full houses, reaching a capacity of 99.60% for the week ending March 20. The Ivo van Hove-helmed production, featuring Saoirse Ronan, Ben Whishaw and Sophie Okonedo, grossed $659,753; expect this number to rise after opening and pending good notices. Also in previews currently is Shuffle Along, which played its first six performances to 97.96% capacity, proving it could soon tap its way to a position in the frontrunners. School of Rock, Finding Neverland and Matilda celebrated upticks, which is not too surprising as schools enter spring break.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending March 20:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($2,044,101)2. Wicked ($1,934,807)3. Hamilton ($1,740,104)4. Aladdin ($1,570,189)5. The Book of Mormon ($1,367,888)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Eclipsed ($419,842)4. The Humans ($390,853)3. Disaster! ($387,742)2. Bright Star ($312,937)*1. Hughie ($282,706)FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.46%)2. Hamilton (101.75%)3. Aladdin (99.94%)4. The Lion King (99.90%)5. The Crucible (99.60%)*UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Jersey Boys (73.85%)4. An American in Paris (69.39%)3. On Your Feet! (68.47%)2. Hughie (68.28%)1. Disaster! (60.97%)* Number based on eight preview performancesSource: The Broadway League View Comments Saoirse Ronan and the cast of ‘The Crucible'(Photo: Jan Versweyveld)
Source: SymQuest Larry Sudbay, President and Chief Executive Officer of SymQuest Group, Inc. announced today that Rutland County Parent Child Center, Inc. (RCPCC) was chosen as the winning applicant for the Third SymPowered Office Makeover from SymQuest — worth $25,000. Rutland County Parent Child Center, a locally based non-profit, demonstrated the most need, budget constraints, outdated equipment and dedication to serving their clients. Since 1985, RCPCC has nurtured strengths, growth and independence of children and families in the Rutland area. The RCPCC believes that families and their children have the right to family-centered, comprehensive high quality services. They deliver these services through home-based programs, playgroups, parent education and support, information and referral early childhood programs, community development and on-site services.RCPCC is currently utilizing very outdated equipment donated to the agency, including computers and a networked server. Their two donated copiers are also severely out of date and require a great deal of ongoing maintenance. Funded by state and federal grants that are continually being cut, the Center has been unable to divert any funding to address their technological handicaps and obstacles for several years and sees no immediate change in that.“We are grateful to SymQuest for this much needed support! A SymPowered Office Makeover will dramatically improve how we serve our clients, enabling us to better fulfill our mission of helping families be successful in our community. With this Makeover, RCPCC staff will have more time to spend with families and children and have to spend less time trying to deal with technology issues. RCPCC is proud to be the recipient of this donation,” commented Caprice Hover, Executive Director of RCPCC.“Communications, confidentiality, accountability and efficiency are critical to RCPCC meeting their clients’ needs. Their current computer infrastructure, a key element to the organization’s success, is in a fragile state. The staff is struggling with old, failing computers and outdated software. RCPCC is seriously in need of a more efficient means for their 43 employees to complete and file client reports, process time-sheets and payroll, submit data required by state and federal agencies, report financial data for accountability and to communicate via email,” said Joe Noonan, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, SymQuest. “As a result of the SymPowered Office Makeover, RCPCC’s office infrastructure, communications systems and processing of reports will be drastically improved and streamlined. RCPCC will better be able to provide information to state and federal agencies, as required by law. The training and support aspect of the Office Makeover will get RCPCC’s systems up-to-date,” continued Noonan.The SymPowered Office Makeover includes: a server, multi-functional device (all-in-one copier, scanner, fax and printer), laptop(s), labor costs for technicians/engineers, monitored network service for one year, as well as some fun extras.“We are pleased to offer this unique, exciting opportunity from SymQuest. We have just completed the SymPowered Office Makeover in Keene, NH at CHESCO. This is our third Makeover to date, totaling $75,000. We plan to continue this tradition of giving back to the communities in which we work, live and play,” said Sudbay.