3rd January 2007
WICKED BREAKS ALL-TIME RECORDS FOR A SINGLE WEEK’S
GROSS IN LONDON AND ON BROADWAY
The hit musical WICKED has set new all-time records
for a single week’s gross in the West End and on Broadway.
For the week 26-30/31 December 2006, WICKED grossed
a record-breaking £873,020 ($1.7 million) in London
and $1.8 million on Broadway. WICKED was the top-selling
show during Christmas week in both cities. The musical
also broke Box Office records in Chicago and Toronto.
WICKED has already been seen by over a quarter of million
theatregoers in London since its first public performance
on 7 September 2006, with over 20,000 people attending
performances at the Apollo Victoria during Christmas
week. The production has grossed £10 million at the
Box Office in 16 weeks.
WICKED tells the captivating untold story of an extraordinary
friendship between two girls: the blond and popular
Glinda and the misunderstood green girl, Elphaba, whose
destiny is to become the Wicked Witch of the West.
The London production of WICKED stars: Kerry Ellis
as Elphaba, Helen Dallimore as Glinda, Adam Garcia as
Fiyero, Miriam Margolyes as Madame Morrible, Nigel Planer
as The Wizard, Martin Ball as Doctor Dillamond, James
Gillan as Boq and Katie Rowley Jones as Nessarose.
WICKED is presented in London by Marc Platt, Universal
Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.
UK General Management: Nick Salmon / Act Productions,
Executive Producer: Michael McCabe.