B’way slips on the ice

Great White Way has post-New Year hangover

After the bounty of a boffo New Year’s, Broadway traditionally settles in for the winter chill. This year, total grosses fell to $16,983,367 for the week ending Jan. 8, down $8,247,416 from the record-breaking previous week.

Of course, that gap is widened by the heightened grosses of the last sesh — during which many shows added a performance to take advantage of the holiday week — and by a Rialto roster shortened by three year-end closings (“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” “Sweet Charity” and “Latinologues”).

A few of the season’s fall offerings managed to keep warm in the top 10 last week, with “The Color Purple” ($985,453), “Jersey Boys” ($904,290) and the sold-out limited run of “The Odd Couple” ($859,378) staying strong alongside perennials such as “Wicked” ($1,360,955), “The Lion King” ($1,218,070) and “Monty Python’s Spamalot” ($1,077,789).

Meanwhile, the solid $620,648 tally for “Rent” indicates it’s still holding on to a B.O. boost from the film.

Still, some shows began to feel the cold. Of this season’s entries, “The Woman in White” ($542,509) took a notable tumble of more than $385,000, and “Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life” ($297,427) fell more than $80,000, despite the fact its number of perfs per week held steady at seven.

Long-running attractions such as “The Phantom of the Opera” ($796,182) and “Beauty and the Beast” ($678,466) also took big post-New Year’s hits.

And after holding out through the holidays, “Fiddler on the Roof” ($680,282), “Souvenir” ($141,327), and “Seascape” ($182,845) played their last.

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