Biz dips; ‘Wicked’ $1.2m

Broadway grosses

NEW YORK — After getting a boost the previous week, Broadway took a typical mid-December dip during Week 29 (Dec. 13-19) as grosses fell 4.8% to $15,944,234 and attendance dropped 5.3% to 233,997.

But the receipts total beat the $15.8 million grossed the week before Christmas in 2003 (Week 30, Dec. 15-21) and was just a bit below the $16.1 million grossed in 2002 (Week 30, Dec. 16-22).

Only nine of 32 shows saw increases, and modest ones at that. The biggest gain from a show that didn’t change its number of perfs is “Wicked,” which improved $13,708 to $1,241,941, its third best week to date. Biggest losses were at “Wonderful Town” (down $124,843 to $489,756), “42nd Street” (down $111,666 to 700,240) and “Fiddler on the Roof” (down $100,960 to $507,330).

The 20 musicals grossed $12,635,473 for 79.2% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 178,746 at 78.8% of capacity.

The 12 plays grossed $3,308,761 for 20.8% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 55,251 at 65.5% of capacity.

Average ticket prices were $70.69 for musicals, $59.89 for plays and $68.14 for all shows.

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