B.O. up; ‘Millie’ 781g

Broadway grosses

NEW YORK — Broadway got a big lift during Week 17 (Sept.16-22), as grosses climbed by 16.8% to $11,097,418. That repped the biggest September week on record, as the street made a strong recovery from the depressed weeeks surrouning the anniversary of Sept. 11.

Attendance of 177,047 was up by 12.8% from the prior frame.

Many big tuners saw six-figure increases, with “42nd Street” leaping the most, by $220,570, to $638,785. “Thoroughly Modern Millie” wasn’t far behind with a rise of $198,657 to $781,304.

The new musical “Amour,” which had to cancel a few previews due to technical problems, joined the roster with four perfs, and “Say Goodnight, Gracie” played a feull week of previews.

The 18 musicals grossed $9,699,368 for 87.4% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 147,779 representing 77.7% of capacity.

The six plays grossed $1,398,050 for 12.6% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 28,175 representing 69.2% of potential.

Average ticket prices were $65.63 for musicals, $49.62 for plays and $62.68 for all shows.

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