Broadway 2003: More Money, Fewer People

“Fewer people saw shows on New York’s Broadway during 2003 – but takings have gone up during the past year. Theatres predict the year will end with 11.2 million people visiting Broadway’s venues, down from 11.4 million in 2002. But takings are expected to be up to $730m (£414m), compared with $707m (£401m) the previous year – helped by top ticket prices hitting $100 (£56). Broadway theatres are putting the drop in visitors down to a lack of big shows opening during the summer.”