NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Business on Broadway has been booming.

WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reports

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Attendance is up nearly 4 percent this season to date.

“That’s pretty terrific in a down economy,” says the Broadway League’s Charlotte St. Martin.

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She says that in the aftermath of last week’s blizzard, theaters had their busiest week ever.

“Tourism is up in New York City and, perhaps, there were a few people who couldn’t leave. I know we had good walk-in traffic,” says St. Martin.

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You might see irony there because Mayor Michael Bloomberg was ridiculed for suggesting people forget the storm by going to see a show.