NEW YORK — Broadway's attendance figures hit a record high this season, but box office revenue ticked upward only slightly.
The Broadway League said Monday that box offices reported a record total gross of $1.37 billion — up 0.6
The number of playing weeks — Broadway's occupancy rate — was up 1.4
Average paid admission for the season was $103.11, which represents a decrease for the first time. Last season's average paid admission was $104.18.
A total of 39 shows opened during the season, which began May 31, 2015, and ended Sunday. There were 16 musicals, 20 plays and three special events. Last season saw 37 shows open.