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Harry rallies Broadway box office

Connick's concert perf jets into millionaires' club

NEW YORK– With tourism still going strong in Gotham, overall Broadway box office inched up by about $575,000 in Week 9 (July 19-25) — with a large chunk of that attributable to Harry Connick Jr.

His “Harry Connick Jr. in Concert on Broadway,” played six perfs and had a whopping $1,139,695 to show for it.

“Wicked” logged a particularly potent $1,707,154. The tuner is no stranger to stellar B.O., of course, but the frame was the first time the show topped the $1.7 million mark since the winter holidays.

Among the nine productions in the millionaires’ club were “The Phantom of the Opera” ($1,012,071), always one to benefit from an influx of tourists, and “Mary Poppins” ($1,186,992), sustaining the strong B.O. it has logged throughout the summer.

Meanwhile, Tony winner “Memphis” ($960,594) inched closer to the $1 million mark and “American Idiot” ($806,283) also logged an uptick.

Among the few shows to post dips were “La Cage aux Folles” ($586,590), suffering from multiple skedded absences of topliner Kelsey Grammer, and “Next to Normal” ($276,145), in its first week with several new cast members.

Also down a bit were “A Little Night Music” ($468,750) and “Million Dollar Quartet” ($458,469), the latter still struggling to attract the attention of consumers.

As in past weeks, “Fela!” ($521,326) remained largely left out of the summertime bonanza, but it’s “Come Fly Away” ($574,485) that really seems to have cause for concern: The musical played to an audience capacity averaging just 49%.

The 23 musicals grossed $20,087,620 for 97% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 218,030 at 86.9% capacity and average paid admission of $92.13.

The two plays grossed $617,094 for 3% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 9,330 at 56.7% capacity and average paid admission of $66.14.

Average paid admission was $91.07 for all shows.

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