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Receipts soared 14.3% during Week 47 (April 17-23) to $10,410,914, replacing the previous week’s $9,108,785 as the second highest of the season. Attendance totaled 237,423 representing a 15.7% jump.

Only five shows dropped in receipts last week. The biggest gainers of the week were “Damn Yankees” (up $149,011), “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” (up $98,202), “Blood Brothers” (up $85,596). “Hamlet, ” in a full eight-preview week, doubled its take to the tune of $345,016.

“Show Boat” grabbed the most – a whopping $929,967.

The new top ticket for “A Month in the Country” is $55, not $65, as reported last week.

Three new shows started previews: “The Rose Tattoo” at the Circle in the Square Theater, “On the Waterfront” at the Brooks Atkinson Theater and “My Thing of Love” at the Martin Beck Theater.

Receipts for the musicals totaled $8,247,549,79% of the Broadway total, with paid attendance of 171,304 at 93.3% of musical capacity. Plays tallied $2,163,365,21% of the total, with attendance of 66,119 at 78.6% of play capacity.

Average ticket prices were $43.84 for all shows, $48.14 for musicals and $32.71 for plays.

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