NEW YORK — Broadway grosses recovered some ground during Week 7 (July 8-14), rising by 5.3% to $12,584,341. Attendance was up by a smaller 1.9% to 206,281.
While the B.O. figure is in line with the same frame for the past two seasons, attendance levels continue to lag by about 20,000 a week.
Almost all shows got a five-figure boost at the B.O. With its original cast playing its final week, “Noises Off” got one of the bigger bumps, rising by $65,337 to $256,277. A new cast led by Jane Curtin is now in place.
Among the few shows bucking the upward trend were, “Aida,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Into the Woods” and “Les Miz,” all of which saw five-figure dips.
The 18 musicals grossed $10,172,952 for 80.8% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 155,099 representing 75.2% of capacity.
The 11 plays grossed $2,411,389 for 19.2% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 51,182 representing 62.7% of capacity.
Average ticket prices were $65.59 for musicals, $47.11 for plays and $61.01 for all shows.