‘Curtains’ draw significant raise

Broadway Grosses

NEW YORK — Broadway sales rose a bit in Week 44 (March 24-30), continuing the seasonal upward trend that’s persisted throughout March.

Despite dips at some individual productions, overall Rialto cume was up around $350,000 to $21.2 million for 32 shows reporting (or $22.5 million including the $1.37 million estimated receipts from “Young Frankenstein”).

“Curtains,” whose producers recently announced it would close in June, got the largest bump of the week, rising more than $100,000 to $775,617. “The Seafarer” ($322,072) saw a nice rise of $70,000 in its last week on the boards, while well-reviewed tuner “In the Heights” ($656,731) was up around $55,000.

Musical “A Catered Affair” ($400,926) registered a solid debut, attracting auds of more than 85% capacity in its first seven previews, while “Macbeth” ($176,718) played to 77% of capacity in its first three perfs. Fellow previewing tuner “Cry-Baby” ($33,082) held steady, and “South Pacific” ($528,077) dipped in its first frame of press perfs.

Productions that saw B.O. slide were generally the tourist-attracting musicals likely to have benefited most from the prior frame’s Easter-week traffic, including “Hairspray” (down $125,000 to $793,593) and “Mary Poppins” (down $110,000 to $1,052,315).

The 26 musicals grossed $18,408,983 ($19,778,983 estimated) for 87% of the Broadway total, with an attendance of 245,290 at 94% capacity and average paid admission of $75.05.

The seven plays grossed $2,747,701 for 13% of the Broadway total, with an attendance of 39,418 at 75% capacity and average paid admission of $69.71.

Average paid admission was $74.31 for all shows.

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