‘Kate,’ ‘Music’ rise on B’Way

Overall B.O. down, but some shows climb

The overall B.O. on Broadway dropped by $587,006, or 4.09%, last week, for a soft landing of $13,748,445. Most shows were in fact up, but three productions folded during the prior frame. Nevertheless, the summer B.O. is looking brighter than last year: A year ago, the cume for Week 3 came to $11,566,274.

Only seven shows registered drops, two of them significant. The long-running “Jekyll & Hyde” fell a bloody $107,759, while “Saturday Night Fever” continued to cool with $42,382 less in its coffers last week.

The other declines were minor, including “Beauty and the Beast” (down $4,301), “Contact” (down $8,759), “Jesus Christ Superstar” (down $1,481), “Miss Saigon” (down $6,510) and “The Phantom of the Opera” (down $5,792).

Tony winners surge

A few Tony Award winners continued their success story. “Copenhagen” felt an uptick of $5,739 to close at $352,481 on a gross potential of $457,151.

“The Real Thing” climbed $17,923 to finish at $311,998 on a potential of $494,138.

News flash: “Kiss Me, Kate” rose $20,695 to wrap at $767,100 — its best week ever. The Cole Porter tuner performed at 97.43% capacity, which put it in the company of “Aida” (99.77% cap), “Cats” (99.82%) and “Contact” (99.78%).

The sell-outs were “The Lion King” and “True West,” with Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C. Reilly in their last session.

‘Man’ gains

“The Music Man” grabbed no Tonys but landed one of the biggest gains last week. Up $53,040, the Meredith Willson revival finished with $656,660 on a gross potential of $732,133. Its $69.19 average ticket price is bettered by only “Contact” and “Kiss Me, Kate.” The show played to 89.19% capacity.

“Macbeth” went from a five-performance sked the previous week to a full eight last week, making for a $70,049 increase at the B.O. The Kelsey Grammer-starrer wound up with $169,205 on a gross potential of $429,401, which were numbers that promptly produced a closing notice on Monday. It closes June 25.

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