‘Epic’ fails to stem B’Way B.O. dip

But 'Chicago,' 'Lion King,' 'Phantom' see profits rise

Broadway did its annual post-Labor Day withdrawal, although a tad bit more spectacularly than usual. The total gross dropped $2,307,294, hitting $7,409,128 — and this despite the first week of previews for “Epic Proportions,” the reappearance of “Death of a Salesman” and “It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues,” and four perfs of the latest incarnation of “Scarlet Pimpernel.” With the latter included, the week’s tally came to 22 shows, compared to 19 last week. “Beauty and the Beast” did go on hiatus in its relocation to the Lunt-Fontanne.

There were a few winners: “Chicago” jumped $13,746 to close $536,852. “The Lion King” improved $4,945 to hit $880,717. “The Phantom of the Opera” got an extra $6,582 to end at $601,218.

“Death of a Salesman” took a one-week vacation and came back $47,164 thinner, grossing $351,082 last week.

For its quartet of performances, “Scarlet Pimpernel” grabbed $126,597.

Those twins of August finally went in very opposite directions: Nice news came with the continuing climb of “Kat and the Kings,” posting an additional $11,688, bringing its cum to $198,091 and its gross potential just a hair under 40%. “Voices in the Dark,” however, lost some of its scream. Dropping $25,412 from previous outing, it landed at $114,607 or just over 30% of potential.

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