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Broadway grosses jumped up just a wink in Week 4 (June 16-22), maintaining its total from the previous week, which had four more shows reporting. With rain soaking New York, all 24 shows on the board saw improvements, with receipts up 0.4% for a total of $14,452,513, and attendance gaining 1.8% for a total of 220,845.

Five shows managed to sell out: “Chicago” ($592,584), “Hairspray” ($1,003,134), “The Lion King” ($1,108,569), “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” ($653,740) and “Nine” ($659,253). Latter two recorded their highest-grossing weeks to date.

“Gypsy” performed at 98% capacity ($847,397), trumping the house record set at the Shubert the previous week.

“La Boheme” ($732,369) got the week’s biggest boost, up $167,786, sending it back into the Top 10.

“The Producers,” with some capacity room to grow, saw the smallest gain, moving up $4,008 from the previous week for a total of $962,269.

The 20 musicals grossed $12,687,328 for 87.5% of the Broadway total. Attendance of 188,272 was at 85.3% of capacity.

The four plays grossed $1,815,185 for 12.5% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 32,573 representing 14.5% of capacity.

The average ticket prices were $67.39 for musicals, $55.73 for plays and $65.67 for all shows.

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