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Broadway grosses

NEW YORK — Despite two new shows and the return of another, Broadway grosses dropped 2.9% to $17,072,157 during Week 47 (April 12-18), with attendance down 1.7% to 263,754.

Bearing the brunt of the post-Easter falloff were the always-volatile mid-range family musicals like “Fiddler on the Roof” (down $138,174 to $753,335), “Gypsy” (down $121,819 to $472,967), and “Aida” (down $100,172 to $621,485).

Only 303 paying customers shelled out a mere $9,851 for the first four previews of Mark Medoff’s play “Prymate.”

“Barbara Cook’s Broadway” ($135,756) returned for its final three perfs at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater, where the Christopher Plummer-starring revival of “King Lear” ($325,678) also closed last week.

The 23 musicals grossed $14,699,829 for 86.1% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 220,605 at 86.4% of capacity.

The ten plays grossed $2,372,328 for 13.9% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 43,149 at 65.0% of capacity.

Average ticket prices were $66.63 for musicals, $54.98 for plays, and $64.73 for all shows.

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