Kinky Boots on Broadway

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Box Office: ‘Kinky Boots on Broadway’ Marches Closer to ‘Mormon’ Top

One of the best movies I’ve ever seen about taking something old and out of date and updating it with new thinking and creating something new and exciting. The movie “Kinky Boots” not only was a huge movie success, but it’s raking in the dough as a Broadway hit.

kinky boots showKinky Boots” sold the fewest tickets in nearly three months, yet hit its highest-ever gross, $1.7 million. That’s thanks to the average ticket price jumping $3 from its previous record, to $147, according to figures released from the Broadway League, a trade association.

That’s more than triple the $42 average ticket to the dud “Soul Doctor,” about the singing Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach.

The top “Kinky” seat goes for $349, second only to the $477 premium tickets to “The Book of Mormon.” The average ticket for Scott Rudin’s blockbuster hit was $199. The average for “Kinky” has doubled since previews began in March.

The stratospheric premiums help explain why box-office grosses are up while Broadway attendance continues to decline: In the first 14 weeks of the season, it’s down 8 percent from the same period last year.

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“Matilda” also set a record, $1.34 million, as other girl-friendly musicals sagged. “Annie” dropped $26,000 to $721,000, its worst week since April. “Cinderella” fell $5,000 to $807,000, its lowest since March.

“Spider-Man:

Turn Off the Dark” was little changed at $970,000, its second week below $1 million since opening in June 2011.

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