Broadway Box Office Slips 11% To $29.5M In Pre-Tony Early Summer Doldrums

Broadway took a pre-Tony Awards early-summer dip at the box office last week,

slipping 11% from the previous week to gross a total $29,555,352 for 31 productions.

Attendance was off about 10% to 230,894.

While most of the shows reported drops, the overall figure also reflects four

fewer productions than the previous week’s roster, with Birthday Candles, Mrs.

Doubtfire and The Skin of Our Teeth having closed and Mr. Saturday Night,

starring Billy Crystal, on a planned hiatus for the week.

Overall, attendance was at about 81% of capacity. Shows that filled more than

90% of their seats were Aladdin, Hadestown, Hamilton, MJ, Chicago, Moulin Rouge.