B.O. rises; ‘Man’ 602g

Broadway grosses

NEW YORK — Broadway grosses swelled during Week 48 (April 21-27) as the spring roster reached a peak, with 32 shows on the boards.

The B.O. total rose by 8.5% to $16,179,324, with attendance of 253,751 up by 9.7%.

Almost all shows saw increases at the B.O., most in five figures. “Man of La Mancha,” “Movin’ Out” and ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie” were up by more than $100,000 each.

Tony voters arriving en masse were largely to blame for the decrease at hot tuner “Hairspray,” and “Nine” only played seven paid perfs, explaining its B.O. slide.

The 22 musicals grossed $13,965,243 for 86.3% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 208,909 representing 87.2% of capacity.

The 10 plays grossed $2,214,081 for 13.7% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 44,842 representing 69.8% of capacity.

Average ticket prices were $66.85 for musicals, $49.38 for plays and $63.76 for all shows.

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