Summer slide continues; ‘Phantom’ steady at 712g

Broadway receipts and attendance continued to slide during Week 13 (Aug. 21-27) of the season, with receipts for the 17 shows falling 4.9% to $7,294,026, and paid attendance dropping off 4.7% to 158,384.

All but three shows – “Having Our Say,” “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Arcadia”- saw downturns at the B.O., including the Matthew Broderick starrer “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” which dipped $63,172 from the previous week. “Sunset Boulevard” was off by $52,514.

‘Arcadia’ out on high note

The Lincoln Center Theater production of Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia” exited the slate after a strong six months at the Beaumont, playing to nearly sold-out houses and gaining $48,967 to net $327,789 for its final week.

Receipts for the musicals totaled $6,173,761,84.6% of the Broadway total, with paid attendance of 124,506 at 92.9% of musical capacity.

Plays did $1,120,265,15.4% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 33,878 at 78.2% of play capacity. Average ticket prices were $46.05 for all shows, $49.59 for musicals and $33.07 for plays.

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