Solid B.O. spurs ‘Race’

Mamet play to run through June 13

In mark of confidence spurred by several solid weeks of box office grosses, producers of Broadway play “Race” are now hawking tickets to the show until the day of the Tony ceremony in June.

The new play written and directed by David Mamet and starring James Spader has not proven a B.O. smash along the lines of Hugh Jackman-Daniel Craig starrer “A Steady Rain” or the Jude Law topliner “Hamlet,” but over the last several weeks, it has nonetheless logged weekly sales of between $500,000 and $600,000.

That’s a healthy sum for a four-actor show that earned mixed reviews when it opened last month. The plan to stick around is also notable in a Broadway landscape that has seen even shows that earned predominantly glowing press, such as the short-lived revival of “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” struggle to attract auds.

“Race” tickets are on sale for performances through June 13 at the Barrymore Theater.

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