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Biz up; ‘Fosse’ 455g

Musicals comprise 85% of B'way returns

NEW YORK — Mild weather brought a mild boost to Broadway in Week 41 (March 5-11), raising the week’s total net to $11,031,607, an increase of 5.7%. Attendance inched up to 205,289, a rise of 7.3%.

“Follies,” one of the season’s most hotly awaited shows, joined the roster and brought in $207,649 out of a gross potential of $247,096 in its four previews. The show opens April 5.

Late winter brought star-driven upswings at some shows. Reba McEntire starrer “Annie Get Your Gun” scooted up by $69,298, rising to netting $644,467 out of a potential $910,495. “Fosse,” currently featuring Broadway vets Ben Vereen and Ann Reinking, brought in $455,565, an increase of $65,260 over the prior frame.

The 20 musicals totaled $9,373,755 for 85% of the Broadway returns, with paid attendance of 167,526at 82.3% of musical capacity.

The seven plays totaled $1,657,852 for 15% of the Broadway total, with paid attendance of 37,763 at 73.6% of play capacity.

Average ticket prices were $55.24 for all shows, $57.53 for musicals and $42.60 for plays.

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