B.O. up; ‘Gypsy’ 681g

Broadway grosses

NEW YORK — Broadway grosses rose by a healthy 13.6% during Week 20 (Oct. 6-12), to $13,564,116. Attendance of 198,902 was up 11%.

The total didn’t equal last year’s record number for the Columbus Day frame, but there were three fewer shows on the boards.

Casting news meant big variations this week. With Bernadette Peters back in, “Gypsy” soared by $330,201 to $681,333. Conversely, with John Stamos taking over for Antonio Banderas in “Nine,” B.O. dipped by $207,063 to a still healthy $566,463.

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” started previews with a strong $334,495 for five performances. “Wicked” was similarly powerful in its first frame, with $662,666 for six previews.

The 20 musicals grossed $12,343,359 for 91% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 176,903 at 86.6% of capacity.

The five plays grossed $1,220,757 for 9% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 21,999 representing 69.3% of capacity.

Average ticket prices were $69.77 for musicals, $55.49 for plays and $68.19 for all shows.

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