Receipts tumble 5%; ‘Show Boat’ at 777g

Broadway receipts and attendance were down again during Week 14 (Aug. 28- Sept. 3) of the season, with receipts for the 17 shows falling 5.3% to $6,908,215, and paid attendance dropping off 5.1% to 150,237.

Only five shows saw upswings at the B.O., including “Indiscretions,” which picked up $20,518 from the previous week; “Sunset Boulevard,” which was up $13,060; and “Show Boat,” which inched up by $3,116.

“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” took a staggering $140,253 plunge in receipts while leading man Matthew Broderick took a vacation.

“Company” began previews at the Roundabout/Criterion, playing to sold-out houses and bringing in a respectable $173,012 for its first week.

Receipts for the musicals totaled $6,103,777, 88.4% of the Broadway total, with paid attendance of 124,615 at 90.6% of musical capacity.

Plays did $804,438, 11.6% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 25,622 at 73.7% of play capacity. Average ticket prices were $45.98 for all shows, $48.98 for musicals and $31.40 for plays.

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