B’way B.O. scene stays same

'Kat,' 'Saigon' see upticks

NEW YORK — Not much had changed on Broadway last week, as B.O. rang up grosses totaling $10,346,518 — a minor dip of $64,369 from the previous week’s $10,410,887. Boards’ number of shows remained stable.

Rises outnumbered falls among tuners, which remain solid on the whole. Four of the five current plays clocked modest upticks.

“Kat and the Kings” was off to a modest start in its second full week of previews at the Cort. Nevertheless, the tuner more than doubled the previous week’s $58,647 gross, moving up by a doo-wopping $76,269 to take $134,916 out of a potential $258,796.

The long-running “Miss Saigon” also went up a $55,612 over the previous week’s $467,146; its $522,758 gross reps 64% of potential.

“Chicago” saw $30,825 knocked off from the previous week’s $601,281, though the hit didn’t do much damage; the show has been averaging 74% of potential this season.

‘Blue’ mood

On a more melancholy note, “It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues” has not been able to shake its funk as it dipped $19,056 last week to gross $189,927, or 37% of a potential $515,200.

The new thriller “Voices in the Dark” brought $121,613 on a mixed sked of three previews and five perfs; number, repping a $5,454 dip from previous seven-perf week’s $127,067, was all the more dispiriting given the additional performance. The play’s universal critical panning leaves its future in doubt.

“Death of a Salesman” recorded a slight rise even as it ran on a seven-perf schedule (to secure 97% of potential); “Side Man” with newcomer Andrew McCarthy took an extra $8,472 to gross 52% of potential; “The Weir” upped its take by $8,992; and the near-to-closing “Closer” got a $14,071 boost in its penultimate week.

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