Broadway held steady last week as the post-Tony season welcomes New York’s summer tourists, with attendance inching ahead of last week for a total 273,633. In all, the 32 shows grossed $28.9 million for Week 5 of the 2016-17 season, ending June 26.
Hamilton, at the Nederlander Organization’s Richard Rodgers Theatre, hardly needed its Tony buzz — or news of an upcoming Hillary Clinton fundraiser — to keep its seats filled: The musical took in $2,007,222, with 10,732 attendance at 102 percent of theater capacity. Other SRO shows were Aladdin, which grossed $1.67 million; Bright Star ($708,013), which had its final performance Sunday; Long Day’s Journey Into Night ($502,602); The Book of Mormon ($1,371,455); The King and I ($840,824); The Lion King ($2,113,062); and Waitress ($1,100,048).
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In all, Broadway’s total gross (with numbers provided by the Broadway League) for the season is $141,356,630, up just more than 1% from last year at this time. Total attendance to date is 1,392,768, about 6% higher than last year.
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