NEW YORK (AP) — 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 percent from the previous season. The trade association for theater owners, operators and producers said attendance was up 1.6 percent to 13.3 million ticket buyers.
The number of playing weeks — Broadway's occupancy rate — was up 1.4 percent from last season's to end at 1,648. There is a total of 2,080 total playing weeks available each year.
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.