Slate holds steady; ‘Phantom’ at 700g

Broadway held during Week 18 (Sept. 25-Oct.1), with receipts of $6,901,797, a 1.5% dip, and paid attendance of 152,634, a 1.3% gain.

Most shows saw losses at the B.O., but gains by newcomers “Moon Over Buffalo” and “Garden District” kept the roster afloat.

“Cats” took the biggest hit, even dropping $37,332 from the previous week. “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” was down $31,543, and “Beauty and the Beast” slipped by $29,251. In its one-year anniversary week at the Gershwin, “Show Boat” was down $16,504, but still played to over 90% of capacity.

Receipts for the musicals totaled $5,963,318, 86.4% of the Broadway total, with paid attendance of 121,464 at 87.9% of musical capacity.

Plays did $938,479,13.6% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 31,170 at 71.8% of play capacity. Average ticket prices were $45.22 for all shows, $49.10 for musicals and $30.11 for plays.

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