‘Topdog’ skyrockets

Grosses down 13.7% to $

NEW YORK — Broadway grosses slipped during Week 46 (April 8-14), as the arrival of Daylight Savings Time played its traditional trick on the B.O.

Grosses were down by 13.7% to $13,048,066 for the week, with attendance of 217,022 representing a decline of 12.1%.

Nevertheless, there were some significant winners, most phenomenally “Topdog/Underdog,” which capitalized on its Pulitzer Prize and a strong crop of raves to climb by $161,041 to $242,981 — a rise of nearly 200% in a single week.

Other plays gaining significantly in a week that saw most shows slipping were “The Graduate” (up by $21,596 to $453,133) and “Fortune’s Fool” (rising by $38,474 to $266,992).

The 20 musicals grossed $10,157,159 for 77.8% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 158,236 repping 76.8% of capacity.

The 13 plays grossed $2,890,907 for 22.3% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 58,786 repping 62.9% of capacity.

Average ticket prices were $64.19 for musicals, $49.18 for plays and $60.12 for all shows.

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