As expected, snowstorm took a bite out of Broadway profits

NEW YORK -- The winter storm that barrelled into New York over the weekend made a mess of Broadway box office receipts, with most shows reduced to six performances instead of eight when Saturday went dark.

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The Broadway League said Tuesday that the grosses for the week ending Sunday were $15,977,958, far lower than last week's haul of $26,239,268. Every show lost money.

Attendance also dropped to 174,717 last week from 257,867 the previous week.

The poor results were expected since a key weekend day was lost when New York was hit with a one-day record of 26.6 inches of snow. Broadway shuttered its Saturday matinee and evening performances after subway, bus and railroad service were suspended.



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