NEW YORK — Broadway grosses dipped by a small .1% during Week 48 (April 22-28), as the numbers continued to lag behind the equivalent totals for recent seasons.
The total gross was $14,400,763, with attendance of 243,247 registering a modest uptick of .4%.
Winners and losers were about evenly split. “Sweet Smell of Success” took the biggest hit, dipping by $149,582 to $399,010 as star John Lithgow took time off.
“Thoroughly Modern Millie” jumped by $132,340 to $613,410 during its first full week of perfs, buoyed by mostly strong reviews. Also surging, in its opening week, was “Private Lives,” which rose by $169,572 to $344,151 for seven perfs.
The 19 musicals grossed $10,785,767 for 74.9% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 167,421 representing 80.4% of capacity.
The 16 plays grossed $3,614,996 for 25.1% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 75,826 representing 64.7% of capacity.
Average ticket prices were $47.67 for plays, $64.42 for musicals and $59.20 for all shows.