Broadway’s Week 6 didn’t exactly end with fireworks, as total box office for 29 shows was $26,033,649, down from last week’s $29 million take for 32 shows. Gone were The King & I, Bright Star and Long Day’s Journey Into Night.
Total attendance, according to figures provided by The Broadway League, for the week ending July 3 was 253,969, down nearly 20,000 from last week.
Still, the usual roster of crowd-pleasers were at or near SRO, including Hamilton at the Nederlanders’ Richard Rodgers Theatre, grossing $2.02 million; Aladdin at the New Amsterdam ($1.6 million); The Book of Mormon at Jujamcyn’s O’Neill ($1.3 million); Disney’s The Lion King at Nederlanders’ Minskoff ($2.2 million) and Waitress at the Nederlanders’ Brooks Atkinson ($1 million).
Most of the street’s shows were flat or down slightly from last week, but a few shows bucked the trend, however modestly: Chicago, Fully Committed, Les Miserables and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time all saw some b.o. increases.
In all, the $26 million bounty for the 29 shows brought Broadway’s season-to-date gross to$167,390,279, about 2% above last year’s $1.64 million. Season-to-date attendance is 1,646,737, about 5% over last year’s 1,562,397.