B.O. boost; ‘Spring’ a hit

Broadway Grosses

NEW YORK — In Week 2 (June 4-10), sales for eight-time Tony winner “Spring Awakening” rose nearly $60,000 to a healthy $644,716, and the show played to auds at 92% capacity.

It was a strong frame for Broadway overall, with 36 shows on the boards pulling in a total of $20.4 million, up $1.7 million from the prior sesh. Attendance was up by about 15,000 to 273,988, or 80% of total capacity.

Nearly every production saw an increase at the box office — particularly “Mary Poppins,” up $110,000 to $1,155,520, as well as “Grey Gardens” ($430,934), “The Drowsy Chaperone” ($593,483) and “Hairspray” ($663,058), all up by about a hundred grand each.

“Frost/Nixon” ($529,772) had its best week ever.

The 27 musicals grossed $17,396,758 for 85.1% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 230,869 at 83.2% capacity.

The nine plays grossed $3,022,742 for 14.9% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 50,427 at 78.8% capacity.

Average paid admission was $75.35 for musicals, $59.94 for plays and $72.59 for all shows.

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