Tony boosts biz; ‘Spring’ 608g

Broadway Grosses

NEW YORK — What a difference 11 Tony noms makes.

Weekly sales for “Spring Awakening” ($608,317) shot up by more than $150,000 last week, goosed by a Tony nomination haul that included nods for tuner, score, book, acting and design.

Boon for “Spring” was part of an overall upward trend on the Rialto for Week 51 (May 14-20), which, in a traditional late-May bump fueled by awards hype, rose by $1.1 million to gross $20.7 million from 35 shows on the boards.

The majority of Rialto productions saw sales increases, with hefty rises at “Chicago” ($546,238), up by more than $100,000, and “Monty Python’s Spamalot” ($776,364), climbing by $90,000.

Among play nominees, “Frost/Nixon” ($483,640) continued its steady rise, while “Radio Golf” ($194,551) was up a bit.

The 26 musicals grossed $17,580,328 for 84.8% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 231,236 at 84.7% capacity.

The nine plays grossed $3,155,863 for 15.2% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 50,069 at 66.9% capacity.

Average paid admission was $76.03 for musicals, $63.03 for plays and $73.71 for all shows.

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