B.O. up; ‘Tale’ ends

Broadway grosses

NEW YORK — Broadway grosses gained a smidgen of ground during Week 16 (Sept. 9-15), rising by 4.6% to $9,502,419. Attendance of 156,906 was up by 6.8%.

But the Jewish holidays and the anniversary of Sept. 11 continued to depress numbers. Overall B.O. was still down drastically from August levels.

“The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife” ended its successful run of nearly two years with an upswing of $44,010 to $208,242.

“The Goat” resumed performances with new stars Sally Field and Bill Irwin, earning $82,297 for a four-perf sked.

Most shows were dark on Sept. 11, making up the lost perfs on other days. But “The Graduate” and “Into the Woods” played seven-perf weeks.

The 17 musicals grossed $8,255,545 for 86.9% of the Broadway total. Attendance of 130,962 represented 69.3% of capacity.

The six plays grossed $1,246,874 for 13.1% of the Broadway total. Attendance of 25,944 repped 64.8% of capacity.

Average ticket prices were $63.04 for musicals, $48.06 for plays and $60.56 for all shows.

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