More than a decade after its Broadway opening, and ten years since it began touring, the national touring company of the Stephen Schwartz-Winnie Holzman musical announced that it has broken two all-time North American touring box-office records by grossing $2,864,958 for the eight-performance week ending March 1, and $3,266,527 for the nine-performance week ending March 8, during its recent return to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre February 18-March 8.
The previous record holder was The Book of Mormon set in February 2014, also at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
Coincidentally, those record-breaking Atlanta figures also surpassed the all-time Broadway box-office record for both an eight-performance week (set in January 2015), and a nine-performance week (set in December 2013), both previously set by Wicked.
“Atlanta audiences continue to embrace Wicked in a remarkable way,” said Russ Belin, vice president of Broadway in Atlanta. “That it continues to break records after more than 11 years since it debuted on Broadway is truly a testament to the connection that people of all ages feel to the show’s powerful message and extraordinary artistry. We are honored to have contributed to the show’s successful engagement, and we are so thankful to all of our patrons who attended.” It's actually one of two Wicked tours that have been crisscrossing North American simultaneously. The so-called "Emerald City" tour of Wicked completes its run this Sunday in Los Angeles.
The record-breaking Wicked "Munchkinland" national tour will continue to tour indefinitely, producers said. It opens tonight at The Arsht Center in Miami (through March 29), followed by Baltimore (April 1-26), Dayton, OH (April 29 – May 17), El Paso, TX (May 20-31), Denver (June 3 – July 5), Seattle (July 8 – Aug. 2), Portland, OR (Aug. 5 – 23) and Tempe, AZ (Aug. 26 – Oct. 4). See all of the upcoming tour dates.
Producers said that since its New York premiere on Halloween Eve 2003, Wicked has grossed more than $3.7 billion worldwide and has been seen by more than 47 million people in more than 100 cities in 13 countries.