Broadway season survives

Broadway Grosses

NEW YORK — Receipts rose all along the Rialto in Week 51 (May 12-18), as the legit industry got a boost from the recently announced Tony nominations.

The beneficiary of 13 nods, “In the Heights” ($650,504) was one of the productions that saw sales climb by six figures. Fellow tuner nominees “Cry-Baby” ($347,297) and “Passing Strange” ($256,680) stepped up by $80,000 and $50,000, respectively, while the bump for “Xanadu” ($228,658) was a more modest $10,000.

Largest uptick of the week was registered by last year’s Tony winner, “Spring Awakening” ($562,435), which woke up with $150,000 more than it did the prior frame. Other six-figure leaps were reported at revival contender “Macbeth” ($618,354), “Legally Blonde” ($588,736) and “Avenue Q” ($319,509).

“Monty Python’s Spamalot” ($614,070) and “Rent” ($525,230) both came close to rising by $100,000 each.

Total cume rose by $1.6 million to $20.3 million for 35 shows reporting, or about $21.3 million including the $967,000 estimates for “Young Frankenstein.”

Slowdowns were few and far between, with two high-profile revival nominees, “Gypsy” ($835,697) and “South Pacific” ($704,978) slipping by about $20,000 each. The recently recouped “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” ($651,472) slid by around $30,000 in the wake of a strong sesh propelled by the recent return of star Terrence Howard.

The 26 musicals grossed $16,455,632 ($17,432,170 estimated) for 80.9% of the Broadway total, with an attendance of 219,043 at 83.5% capacity and average paid admission of $75.13.

The 10 plays grossed $3,877,354 for 19.1% of the Broadway total, with an attendance of 57,698 at 78.7% capacity and average paid admission of $66.46.

Average paid admission was $73.30 for all shows.

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