03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Broadway Posts Record 07 Sales, Despite Strike Shut Down

Broadway revenue totaled more than $938 million in 2007, up 3.5 percent from 2006 despite a 19-day stagehands strike in November that shut down most shows in the New York industry.

Attendance rose 2.7 percent to a record 12.29 million, according to data released today by the Broadway League, a trade association that represents producers and theater owners.

The year's results were bolstered by a strong holiday week, which the league defined as Dec. 24-30, excluding Dec. 31. The musical ``Wicked'' had sales of $1.8 million, the most ever for a Broadway show in a week. Thirteen productions recorded sales of more than $1 million that week, including ``Spamalot'' and ``Hairspray,'' up from six shows that passed that mark the previous week.

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