B.O. takes major hit

Broadway grosses

Broadway biz fell into the winter doldrums during Week 33 (Jan. 5-11), the first frame after a superb pair of holiday weeks. Grosses dropped 31.15% from the previous week to $14,079,765 and attendance dropped 22.29% to 208,039.

Every show saw its gross decrease. Big family musicals all slipped by six figures, while most plays and smaller tuners, such as “Avenue Q” and the soon-to-close “Urinetown,” took softer, five-digit hits.

Though down from its record-setting Week 32, which marked the return of stars Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, “The Producers” still pulled in well above its take on a typical non-Lane/Broderick week to lead the pack at $1,372,735.

The 21 musicals grossed $12,497,021 for 88.8% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 180,737 at 77.3% capacity.

The six plays grossed $1,582,744 for 11.2% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 27,302 at 67.0% capacity.

Average ticket prices were $69.14 for musicals, $57.97 for plays and $67.68 for all shows.

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