Biz even; 'Ragtime' 693g
NEW YORK – Broadway grosses held steady during Week 33 (Jan. 12-18), with receipts picking up 1.7% to $10,877,785, and attendance rising 2.3% to 234,748.All but a handful of shows saw a drop at the B.O., but the roster was buoyed by newcomer “Patti LaBelle on Broadway,” which brought in $507,418 for the first, six-performance week of a special engagement at the St. James. David Mamet’s “The Old Neighborhood” was up $30,231 to a $174,208 total as Patti LuPone returned from a previously scheduled absence and performed for five of last week’s performances. The Paul Simon-Derek Wolcott tuner “The Capeman,” which has played six previews during each of the past two weeks, picked up $24,848 to a $420,995 total, playing to 64.7% attendance. Receipts for the musicals totaled $9,813,045, 90.2% of the Broadway total, with paid attendance of 208,580 at 85.6% of musical capacity. Receipts for the plays totaled $1,064,740, 9.8% of the Broadway total, with paid attendance of 26,168 at 68.4% of play capacity. Average ticket prices were $46.34 for all shows, $47.05 for musicals and $40.69 for plays.