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B.O. takes a slide

Receipts dipped 4.7% during Week 44 (March 27- April 2) to $7,995,177. Attendance was down from the previous week, too. A total paid audience of 186,315 reflected a 7.3% dip.

“Translations” took the biggest hit of the week, sliding $181,611 in receipts and falling to 36.2% attendance. The show posted an April 9 closing notice.

Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia” opened March 30 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, upping its take over the previous week, and a revival of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” started previews at the Lyceum Theater.

Three other shows took sizable drops: “An Inspector Calls” was down by $59,617; “Damn Yankees” was down by $41,119; and “Grease” by $25,579.

The lone big jumper of the week was “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” up by more than $60,000.

Receipts for the musicals totaled $6,924,322, 87% of the Broadway total, with paid attendance of 150,320 at 82.2% of musical capacity. Plays tallied $1,070,855, 13% of the total, with attendance of 35,995 at 63.2% of play capacity.

Average ticket prices were $42.91 for all shows, $46.06 for musicals and $29.75 for plays.

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