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Broadway receipts were down less than a percentage point during week 38 (Feb. 18 to 24), although with an additional show on the roster the figure should have headed in the opposite direction.

Receipts for the 20 shows totaled $4,438,848, compared with $4,459,912 for the 19 shows of t he previous week. Attendance for week 38 was up a small 3.5% to 131,398. In all, 11 shows slipped in b.o., eight improved and one joined the list.

“The Big Love” starring Tracey Ullman, netted $62,920 for five previews. Written by Brooke Allen and Jay Presson Allen, the one-woman show opens March 3. “The Speed Of Darkness,” previewing at the Belasco Theater, did mediocre numbers.

Openers – Neil Simon’s “Lost In Yonkers” and Alan Ayckbourn’s “Taking Steps” – were up and down, respectively. The week’s sole closer was “Those Were The Days,” cashing in at $75,580 for the week ending its 126-performance, 18-preview run.

Among the shows taking the hardest tumbles were “Aspects Of Love,” “Buddy,” “Once On This Island,” “Prelude To A Kiss” and “Shadowlands.” The drops in “City Of Angels” and, especially, “The Phantom Of The Opera” were barely noticeable.

“Mule Bone” was up to $95,661, still considerably below potential. “La Bete” rose more than $16,000, but still played to less than half capacity.

Receipts for the musicals totaled $3,328,569, or 75% of the Broadway total. Attendance at the 10 musicals was 81,803, or 79.3% of tuner capacity. Plays took $1,110,279 for the remaining one-fourth of the Broadway total, with an attendance of 49,595 registering at 64.6% of play capacity. The average price per ticket was $33.78 for all shows, $40.69 for musicals and $22.39 for plays.

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