Slim Slate Takes Dip; ‘Saigon’ Slides 105g

With 16 shows on the boards last week, receipts dipped to $7,331,972, a 14.3% slip from the previous week. Attendance fell to 169,304, an 11% dip, although attendance was high overall, at 92.7%.

The Lincoln Center Theater revival of “Carousel” closed out of the Vivian Beaumont Theater on Jan. 15 after 322 performances – taking $469,565 for the week.

“Damn Yankees” continued its hiatus and “The Moliere Comedies” started previews at the Roundabout/Criterion Theater.

Tuners take dives

“Miss Saigon” took the biggest slide of the week, dropping $105,258. Slate stalwarts “Les Miserables” and “The Phantom of the Opera” also took hefty hits, dropping $70,457 and $42,091, respectively. “Blood Brothers” led the pack of gainers with a $47,876 jump.

Receipts for the musicals totaled $6,869,219,94% of the Broadway total, with paid attendance of 143,497, at 94.5% of musical capacity. Plays tallied $462,753,6% of the total, with attendance of 13,365 at 76.8% of play capacity.

Average ticket prices were $46.74 for all shows, $47.87 for musicals and $34.62 for plays.

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