Despite the hundreds of freebies dispensed last week to out-of-town Tony voters, the Broadway box office rebounded a bit from the previous stand. Total take for 36 shows in the penultimate week of the season was $30,013,854, versus $28,750,477 in week 50, according to figures released by trade group the Broadway League. All The Way, with Bryan Cranston as Lyndon Baines Johnson, improved $217,564 while still managing to achieve just 55% of its gross potential. Disney’s The Lion King was up $202,906 over the week before and was pretty much SRO. The Bridges Of Madison County gained $197,805, a bump attributable to its closing notice.
The Jason Robert Brown/Marsha Norman tuner starring Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara shuttered Sunday after an unexpectedly brief run. If/Then’s Tony nominee Idina Menzel missed four performances, as that show’s take fell to a still-respectable $812, 712, down $189,090 from the previous week. Neil Patrick Harris continued to pack the Belasco for Hedwig And The Angry Inch, grossing 118% of potential at $983,206 and playing to 102% of capacity with one of the Street’s highest average ticket prices at $136.29. Per usual, the costliest ducats were for The Book of Mormon, an average of $191.19, and Denzel Washington starrer A Raisin In The Sun, at $141.37.