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The last week of 2005 proved to be Broadway's highest-grossing week in history, bringing in $25.2 million, according to the League of American Theatres and Producers.

The organization reported on Tuesday that the week ending Jan. 1 also garnered the second-highest audience-capacity percentage in the annals of Broadway at 93.9%. Of the 28 shows playing, 20 of them had houses that were over 90% filled, with nine of those recording 100% capacity or better (including standing room).

The gross for 2005's final week showed a 14.3% gain over the same week last season, which earned $22.1 million. Attendance, however, was down compared to the last week of 2004, falling from 288,785 to 283,923.

Roger Armbrust

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