Broadway box office heat wave

All shows see uptick during August's first week

NEW YORK — The summertime bounty of vacation biz continued all along Broadway in Week 11 (Aug. 3-9), with every single show registering an uptick in sales.

The biggest boost of the week was seen by ballroom dance showcase “Burn the Floor” ($540,180), which doubled it receipts from the prior week, climbing by $280,000.

Overall Rialto cume rose about $925,000 to $19.6 million. That tops the tally from last year at this time, when there were 25 shows playing (although that difference can in part be attributed to the fact that this year shows are reporting gross sales rather than net).

Only two plays remain on the boards at the moment — and one of them, “Mary Stuart” ($408,749), headed into the final frame of its limited engagement last week.

The 19 musicals grossed $19,000,697 for 96.5% of the Broadway total, with an attendance of 200,554 at 96.6% capacity and average paid admission of $94.74.

The 2 plays grossed $687,436 for 3.5% of the Broadway total, with an attendance of 11,141 at 80.1% capacity and average paid admission of $61.70.

Average paid admission was $93.00 for all shows.

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