Sandy Hit Broadway Box Offices

NEW YORK (November 6, 2012)--Superstorm Sandy, which darkened Broadway last week when it smashed into New York City, ravaged box offices around Times Square, where shows lost more than $6 million from the previous week.

The Broadway League, the national trade association for the Broadway industry, released data Tuesday that showed, as expected, 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 went from 214,909 to 149,443.

The storm struck last Monday and shuttered all 40 Broadway theaters until Wednesday.

All shows were up and running by Thursday night, but by then the damage had been done.


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