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Broadway attendance rising after two-year decline

Visitors stand in line to purchase tickets to Broadway Shows in Times Square.
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Visitors stand in line to purchase tickets to Broadway Shows in Times Square.

With only one week left in the 2013-2014 season, Broadway attendance in New York rose 5 percent to 11.9 million people for the period ended May 18, 2014 from the corresponding period last year, Crain's reports, citing the Broadway League, a trade organization.

Boosted by a larger number of shows and star-driven productions, attendance on the Great White Way has been climbing, Crain's reports. Gross revenue gained 11 percent to $1.2 billion from the year-earlier period.

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In contrast, the 2012-2013 season was affected by Superstorm Sandy, which kept theaters closed for a few days and made for soft comparisons this season.

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