Biz up; ‘Seuss’ 618g

'Annie' makes sharpest climb

NEW YORK — Broadway gained ground in Week 37 (February 5-11, 2001), with gain of 5%. The total rose to $10,022,105, while the overall number of shows on Broadway fell to 23 with the shuttering of “Betrayal” in the previous week.

Attendance increased slightly last week, rising to 179,281, a gain of 3.3% from Week 36. For the most part, Broadway shows were up, with attendance gains spread across the board.

“Annie Get Your Gun” had the sharpest climb upwards, gaining $92,856 to net $ 554,966 out of $790,214. Also in the upswing were “The Lion King” which roared with $1,070,037 out of a gross potential of $989,964. “Seussical” climbed $47,424 to take $618,040 out of $ 755,427. Also gaining ground was “Fosse,” which gained an additional $47,374 to close at $365,808.

Last week, only a few shows saw a decline at the box office. “The Music Man” dropped $19,323 to net $420,054 out of $640,616. “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe” dropped a hair, losing $8,170 to net $202,655 out of $312,786.

The 18 musicals totaled $8,801,881 for 87.8% of the Broadway returns, with paid attendance of 154,426 at 80.6% of musical capacity.

The six plays totaled $1,220,224 for 12.2% of the Broadway total, with paid attendance of 24,855 at 72% of play capacity.

Average ticket prices were $55.90 for all shows, $56.36 for musicals and $48.60 for plays

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