Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) September 24, 2013
Wicked has been on a wild run since it opened 10 years ago. Already a three-time Tony and Grammy Award winner, the musical and its touring productions have been seen by over 30 million people worldwide.
Officially known as Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz, the play premiered at the Gershwin Theatre on Broadway in October of 2003, where it consistently remains at over 100 percent capacity, as per official box office data provided by entertainment-link.com.
The London production continues to be extended by popular demand at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it opened in September of 2006.
The two U.S. traveling productions have already played to packed houses in Charlotte, Tucson, Rochester, Dallas, Kalamazoo, South Bend, Madison, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Boston Houston, Toledo and Oklahoma City.
One company recently opened at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis on September 18 and runs through October 27, 2013. The cast then moves to perform at the Oriental Theatre – Ford Center for the Performing Arts in Chicago, Illinois from October 30 through December 21, 2013.
A second production company just wrapped at the Civic Center in Oklahoma City last Sunday and opens at the Robinson Center Music Hall in Little Rock, Arkansas on September 25 and runs through October 6, 3013.
The cast then performs at the Music Hall in Kansas City, Missouri from October 9 through October 27; and then the Des Moines Civic Center in Des Moines, Iowa from October 30 through November 10, 2013.
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Wicked has recorded consistent box office success since its debut. It currently holds the weekly-gross-takings records in Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis, and London.
It is also estimated that as of September 2011, Wicked’s North American and international companies have been seen by nearly 30 million people worldwide and cumulatively grossed almost $2.5 billion in receipts. (Source: wikipedia.org)
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. Since its opening in 2003, it has broken the house record at the Gershwin Theatre twenty times.
It regularly plays to 100 percent capacity and grosses in excess of $1.6 million each week, making it one of the most lucrative productions on Broadway. Plus, Wicked is only the third musical in Broadway history to exceed $500 million in total gross. And, in the final week of 2012, the play re-broke its own record, earning an all-time gross of $2.9 million. (Source: Wikipedia.org)
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 corrupt government, and finally, Elphaba's fall from grace.
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