Biz drops; ‘Mason’ 57g

Receipts and attendance fell off during Week 1 (May 29 to June 4) of the 1995-96 season. A slimmer roster drew $8,393,790, a 10.1% drop from the previous week. Paid attendance totaled 187,668, a 10.9% decrease.

“Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect” ended its run at a sluggish $57,491, closing out at the 41.6% capacity mark. “Chronicle of a Death Foretold” gained some momentum, bringing in $103,768 for eight previews.

Receipts for the musicals totaled $6,664,952,79% of the Broadway total, with paid attendance of 140,914 at 79.7% of musical capacity. Plays did $1,728,838,21% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 46,754 at 70.2% of play capacity. Average ticket prices were $44.73 for all shows, $47.30 for musicals and $36.98 for plays.

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