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Biz even; ‘Wicked’ 821g

Broadway Grosses

NEW YORK — Broadway grosses rose a small 1.1% during Week 21 (Oct. 13-19) to $13,714,467. Attendance of 203,183 was up a similarly small 2.1%.

The numbers didn’t match last year’s record-breaking total after the Columbus Day weekend: $4.9 million. But three more shows were on the Great White Way back then.

“Wicked” showed strength in its first full week of previews, grossing $821,248. “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” also played its first full week of previews with a healthy gross of $442,599, up $108,104 from its previous five-show week.

Due to Tovah Feldshuh’s previous commitments, “Golda’s Balcony” had a quiet opening week at the Helen Hayes. The show played only three perfs, and grossed $60,343, a drop of $193,752 from the previous eight-performance week. Show opened to mostly strong reviews.

The 20 musicals grossed $12,552,011 for 91.5% of the Broadway total, with an attendance of 182,193 at 89.7% of capacity.

The six plays grossed $1,162,456 for 8.5% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 20,990 representing 10.6% of capacity.

Average ticket prices were $68.89 for musicals, $55.38 for plays and $67.50 for all shows.

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