7 million for Julia
"Pretty Woman" Julia Roberts hasn't even begun preparing for her Broadway debut in April - and advance ticket sales are already booming. Now it's more than seven million USD.
Tickets for the revival of Richard Greenberg's generational drama "Three Days of Rain" went on sale for the first time last Friday, and by Monday the production had taken in four million dollars in single-ticket sales, the New York Post reported.
Demand was so high on Friday that the Internet ticketing website crashed for an hour.
"Three Days of Rain" tells the story of a brother and a sister unravelling the truth behind their father's death and its connection with their childhood friend.
Roberts is the latest in a line of A-list Hollywood stars seeking a stint in the theatrical spotlight. The last Broadway season saw Washington's Brutus and Jessica Lange in "The Glass Menagerie" and Kathleen Turner in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf".
Julia has been out of the public eye since she gave birth last year to twins.