Biz slips; 'Capeman' 393g
NEW YORK Broadway grosses were down again during Week 35 (Jan. 26-Feb. 1), with receipts falling off 8.3% to $9,635,760, and attendance slipping 4.3% to 216,242.
“The Capeman” finally opened at the Marquis, playing to packed houses but still bringing in a relatively slim $393,456, due to opening-week ticket giveaways.
“Street Corner Symphony” played its last note, aborting its run after failing to find an audience after three months at the Atkinson.
John Leguizamo’s one-man show “Freak” had a strong second week of previews at the Cort, bringing in $125,198, 72% of potential.
Receipts for the musicals totaled $8,558,895, 88.8% of the Broadway total, with paid attendance of 185,000 at 81% of musical capacity. Receipts for the plays totaled $1,076,865, 11.2% of the Broadway total, with paid attendance of 31,242 at 68.2% of play capacity.
Average ticket prices were $44.56 for all shows, $46.26 for musicals and $34.47 for plays.