Bigger Slate Takes Dip; ‘Brothers’ 97g

Despite a heavy slate – two additional shows in previews and two returning from weeks off – receipts and attendance fell during Week 40 (Feb. 27-Mar. 5). The 22 shows grabbed $7,077,389, a 4% drop from the previous week. Attendance fell 3.2% to 169,341.

“Damn Yankees” was back at the Marquis Theater with Jerry Lewis, and “Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect” resumed after a week off.

“Arcadia” and “Rob Becker’s Defending the Caveman” began previews.

Receipts for the musicals totaled $6,193,284,88% of the Broadway total, with paid attendance of 139,553 at 84.2% of musical capacity. Plays tallied $884,105,12% of the total, with attendance of 29,788 at 63.2% of play capacity.

Average ticket prices were $41.79 for all shows, $44.37 for musicals and $29.67 for plays.

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