Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Wicked becomes fastest Broadway musical to gross $1 billion

Oh what a celebration we'll have today! The Broadway production of Wicked has become the fastest Broadway production in history to gross over $1 billion.

Only two other musicals on Broadway have reached $1 billion in sales, The Lion King and The Phantom of the Opera.

Wicked opened at the Gershwin Theatre in New York on 30th October 2003 and has since grossed close to $4 billion in global sales. 

The Broadway production of Wicked currently stars WEF Award winner Rachel Tucker as Elphaba, Carrie St. Louis as Glinda, Jonah Platt as Fiyero, Judy Kaye as Madame Morrible, Peter Scolari as The Wizard, Zachary Noah Piser as Boq, Dawn Cantwell as Nessarose and Michael Genet as Dr. Dillamond.

The West End production of Wicked continues to run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre starring Emma Hatton as Elphaba and Savannah Stevenson as Glinda.

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