B’way stages B.O. climb from holiday

'Wicked' holds onto top, 'Lion King' moves to second

Broadway continued its slow box office climb up from the traditional Labor Day dip. In all 24 shows took in $12,957,926, a gain of $553,215 from the previous week.

With attendance up almost 14,000 to 196,143, that’s a decent tally for a normally slow time. The Jewish holidays Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur often fall around this time to slow down biz, but this year they don’t come until October.

Up a blip of $14,282, “Wicked” ($1,263,292) held its top spot, while “The Lion King” ($1,069,224) jumped $55,513 to retake its No. 2 position from “Monty Python’s Spamalot” ($1,032,588), which fell a minor $18,121.

Nearly every show saw a five-figure increase this sesh — with the Brooke Shields-toplined “Chicago” ($527,606) up $76,549 — but the biggest gainer was below the top 10. Rosie O’Donnell’s first week in “Fiddler on the Roof” ($486,875) drove up sales by a whopping $188,718.

Last-chance sales brought boosts to two shows: “All Shook Up” ($359,602) rose $46,659 in its closing week, but over at “Lennon” ($280,872), the final-week bump was just $12,989.

Along with “Spamalot,” only “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” ($423,970, down $22,728) and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” ($343,859, down $33,304) reported drops.

Meanwhile, two new offerings have yet to burn up the box office. “Absurd Person Singular” debuted at $107,270 for five preview performances, and “Latinologues” had a particularly rough bow, taking in just $37,714 for a full week of eight previews.

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