NEW YORK — Broadway grosses moved up during the second week of the season (May 26-June 1), rising 3.4% to $13,869,113. Attendance of 215,403 was up by a smaller 0.8%.
Most of the 28 shows on the boards saw moderate to strong boosts at the box office. “Take Me Out” was up by a healthy $58,088 to $244,880, the strongest bump for any play on the boards.
Leading the gains for the tuners were “Beauty and the Beast” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” both up by about $90,000.
The roster starts slimming drastically next week, as “Salome,” “A Year With Frog and Toad” and “The Play What I Wrote” all exit.
The 20 musicals grossed $11,665,962 for 84.1% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 177,538 representing 80.7% of capacity.
The eight plays grossed $2,203,151 for 15.9% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 37,865 repping 59.6% of capacity.
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Average ticket prices were $65.71 for musicals, $58.18 for plays and $64.39 for all shows.