Broadway's attendance figures hit a record high this season, but box office revenue ticked upward only slightly.

The marquee for Les Miserables is seen near Times Square on May 27, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

The Broadway League said Monday that box offices reported a record total gross of $1.37 billion -- up 0.6 percent from the previous season. The trade association for theater owners, operators and producers said attendance was up 1.6 percent to 13.3 million ticket buyers.

The number of playing weeks -- Broadway's occupancy rate -- was up 1.4 percent from last season's to end at 1,648. There is a total of 2,080 total playing weeks available each year.

A total of 39 shows opened during the season, which began May 31, 2015, and ended Sunday. There were 16 musicals, 20 plays and three special events.

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