Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) January 31, 2013
Wicked has been on a wild run ever since it first hit the stage.
Officially known as Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz, the musical premiered at the Gershwin Theatre on Broadway in October of 2003.
Since then, it has broken the house attendance record numerous times, won three Tony Awards and a Grammy, and spawned several different productions around the world – all wildly successful as well.
The fact is, Wicked has been a consistent box office breaker since day one. It currently holds the weekly-gross-takings records in Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis, and London.
In addition, the London, Broadway, and both North American touring productions all broke their respective records for the highest weekly gross in 2011. (Source: Gans, Andrew. Playbill. January 4, 2011)
And, in the final week of 2012, the Broadway production re-broke its own record, earning an all-time gross of $2.9 million. (Source: broadwayworld.com.)
The musical’s productions are currently in New York, San Francisco, Ft. Lauderdale and London. Additional tour performances are scheduled for Costa Mesa, Orlando, Charlotte, Tucson, Rochester, Dallas and Kalamazoo this Spring.
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With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman, the original Broadway production was directed by Joe Mantello and choreographed by Wayne Cilento. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire’s book called Wicked: the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West – a parallel novel of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and L. Frank Baum’s classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
It tells the story of two unlikely friends, Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) and Glinda (the Good Witch of the North). The two struggle through opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, reactions to the Wizard’s 's corrupt government, and, finally, Elphaba's fall from grace.
The original Broadway production celebrated its ninth anniversary on October 30, 2012, after playing 3,822 performances, making it the 12th longest-running Broadway show in history. (Source: PlayBill, January 4, 2011)
Since its opening in 2003, it has broken the house record at the Gershwin Theatre twenty times. It regularly grosses in excess of $1.6 million each week, making it one of the most lucrative productions on Broadway. (Source: broadwayworld.com, Playbill, November 8, 2007).
Plus, Wicked is only the third musical in Broadway history to exceed $500 million in total gross. (Source: broadwayworld.com)
In addition, as of September 2011, Wicked’s North American and international companies have been seen by nearly 30 million people worldwide and cumulatively grossed nearly $2.5 billion in receipts. (Source: Wickedthemusical.com.au, September 18, 2012)
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