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Sandy, not a hit on Broadway

Superstorm Sandy, which darkened Broadway while smashing into New York City last week, predictably ravaged the box offices around Times Square, with shows losing more than $6 million from the previous week.

The Broadway League, the national trade association for the Broadway industry, released data Tuesday that said all shows were affected. One of the hardest hit was the musical "Nice Work If You Can Get It," which lost $538,853.

The total haul for the week ending Sunday was $13,578,724, well below the total from the previous week of $20,083,783. Attendance fell from 214,909 to 149,443.

The storm struck last Monday and shuttered all 40 Broadway theatres until Wednesday. All shows were up and running by Thursday night.

The Canadian Press


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