Week’s take slips an inch

NEW YORK — Total receipts were off a bit during Week 12 (Aug. 16 to 22), a slip due mostly to the loss of 1 1/2 productions.

The half production? “Angels in America: Millennium Approaches,” which cut its weekly schedule back to four performances while cast and crew rehearse “Perestroika,” the play’s second part.

The four performances during Week 12 went SRO, but receipts, of course, reflected the performance cuts.

Still, receipts for all 17 productions were down only 6.8% from the previous week, totaling $ 6,427,290. Paid attendance was down 8.2% to 147,432. In all, 10 productions reported gains while seven headed south.

‘Girl’ exits

Gone from the list was “The Goodbye Girl,” which closed the week before and heralded a spate of impending closings. Roster should shrink a bit over the next few weeks, staying trim until the fall openings.

A few productions stayed pretty steady during Week 12 –“Crazy for You,” for example, registered only a $ 77 change from the previous week. As for “Kiss of the Spider Woman,””Miss Saigon,” and “The Phantom of the Opera”– each was up or down by less than $ 1,000.

Receipts for the musicals totaled $ 5,357,312, 83% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 113,370 at 92.1% of musical capacity. Plays took in $ 1,069, 978, 17% of the total, with attendance of 34,062 at 84.2% of play capacity.

Average ticket prices were $ 43.59 for all shows, $ 47.26 for musicals and $ 31.41 for plays.

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