Broadway Box Office Takes an Huge Hurricane Hit

Every Broadway show took a financial beating last week thanks to Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, with the musical “Nice Work If You Can Get It” and the play “Grace” suffering most — each down 50 percent at the box office from the week before, according to data released on Tuesday by the Broadway League.

All told, Broadway shows lost roughly $8.5 million in ticket sales as a result of canceled performances, a calculation based on comparing box office grosses during Sandy and the equivalent period last year, according to a spokeswoman for the Broadway League, a trade association of theater owners and producers.

For the complete story from the New York Times click here: http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/06/broadway-box-office-takes-an-estimated-8-5-million-hurricane-hit/

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