Hawkeye Pierce and Murphy Brown — who knew? In a somewhat slumpy mood last week, the Broadway box office had a bit of good news for the latest Love Letters pairing of Alan Alda and Candice Bergen, lifting the revival almost $90,000 to $483,280 at the Brooks Atkinson, a relatively healthy 62% of gross potential for a show with minimum weekly running costs. Three-quarters of the 1,068 seats were filled.
Elsewhere, Bradley Cooper continued to draw customers to the anti-freak show that is The Elephant Man, selling out at the Booth Theatre and taking in $966,896 or a whopping 111.84% of potential, according to figures released by the trade group Broadway League. Only The Book Of Mormon had a higher take-versus-potential, ringing up $1.595 million at the Eugene O’Neil, a knockout 114.65% of its take.
Total box office of $26.43 million was down 4% from last week’s $27.6 million.