Broadway grosses

NEW YORK — Broadway biz fell off a bit for Week 25 (Nov. 14-20), but grosses still totaled a robust $17,023,009, down $719,393.

There were few significant rises. “The Color Purple” ($590,900) saw a $91,329 bump for the strongest showing of its three weeks on the boards.

“Jersey Boys” ($689,839), up $22,432, broke the house record for the August Wilson, set toward the end of 2003 by “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Among the productions seeing drops were serial fluctuaters “Fiddler on the Roof” ($444,528), down $114,579; “Beauty and the Beast” (falling $87,817 to $493,385); and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” (dropping $80,005 to $527,092).

“The Producers” ($717,470), off $80,955 and playing to 73% capacity, still doesn’t seem to have reaped any long-term benefits from the movie trailer that began appearing in theaters in October.

On the lower rungs of the ladder, “In My Life” slid $45,009 to $137,690 despite the recent publicity blitz. “Latinologues” held steady at just $82,608, while “Souvenir” ($80,494) still struggled to find an audience despite generally positive reviews.

The 23 musicals grossed $14,644,857 for 84.6% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 204,636 at 80.1% of capacity.

The eight plays grossed $2,378,152 for 15.5% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 37,423 at 72.9% capacity.

Average paid admission was $71.57 for musicals, $63.55 for plays and $70.40 for all shows.

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