Wicked Posts Highest Broadway Gross Ever

Wicked, the wildly popular musical that has been on Broadway for seven years now, has became the first show in the history of Broadway to gross over $2 million in one week of performances.

During the week that ended November 29, the show earned $2,086,135. Its previous record was $1,839,950 that was set the week that ended on December 30, 2007. In addition, the show had 14,472 in total attendance for the eight performance week.

Wicked was able to go over $2 million at the box office during the week of Thanksgiving. That is traditionally one of Broadway’s more popular times in the year. The previous week’s totals, in comparison, was 13,343 in attendance and box office revenues of $1,430,006.

Wicked first opened on Broadway at Gershwin Theatre on October 30, 2003. That season the musical won seven different Drama Desk Awards as well as three Tony Awards. Wicked has productions currently in New York as well as San Francisco, Tokyo, London, Sydney and Stuttgart, in addition to two tours of North America. Wicked is based on the Gregory Maguire novel, with the book written by Winnie Holzman and lyrics and music by Stephen Schwartz.

By Julie Harmon On December 7, 2009

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