Wicked Breaks Record for Highest Grossing Week in Touring History

News   Wicked Breaks Record for Highest Grossing Week in Touring History
 
The musical blockbuster raked in more than $3 million during its holiday week at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda and Jessica Vosk as Elphaba. Photo by Joan Marcus.jpg
Amanda Jane Cooper and Jessica Vosk Joan Marcus

The national touring production of the Broadway blockbuster Wicked broke its own record for the highest grossing week in U.S. touring history. The musical by Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman, based on Gregory Maguire’s novel, pulled in $3,325,200 for a nine-performance week ending January 1 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

The tour broke its own record of of $3,285,606, which was set last year at St. Louis’ Fabulous Fox Theatre.

The Broadway production also delivered a strong week at the box office, pulling in a total of $3,162,603 over nine performances for the week ending January 1.

To date, the musical has grossed over $4.2 billion in global sales since it opened at Broadway’s Gershwin Theatre in October 2003.

Wicked is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento. It is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt, and David Stone.

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