Broadway’s box office fell 7% in the week before Thanksgiving, with the 29 shows bringing in a total of $27,060,113 in receipts.

Attendance for the week ending November 19 was 228,423, about 86% of capacity and a 3% drop from the previous week. Attendance numbers are 12% lower than last year at this time.

Most productions suffered declines at the box office, including Harmony in its first full week of post-opening performances. The Barry Manilow-Bruce Sussman musical at the Barrymore dropped $18,483 to $625,411.

Spamwith four previews and four regular performances – lots of press seats and opening comps – fell from $74,565 to $678,666 at the St.

Finishing their runs were Melissa Etheridge: My window, an increase from $43,239 to $371,784 for five performances; The shark is broken (down from $3,691 to $346,797) and Jaja African Hair Braidingan increase from $48,986 to $425,253 (revenues from November 14-19 live simulcasts not included).

Also recording gains was Happily we rollraising $1,884,080 and setting another Hudson house record. The Lion King rose $54,008 to $2,044,902.

New to the list was How to Dance in Ohio, still establishing itself at Belasco with an audience of 79% of capacity and gross revenue of US$315,339 for six previews. Opening night is December 10th.

To date, Broadway has grossed $735,145,429, with a total attendance of 6,037,408.

All figures courtesy of the Broadway League. For complete box office listings, visit League website.



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