“Wicked”, a Broadway musical that debuted in 2003, is about the relationship between the famous “Wizard of Oz” characters the Wicked Witch of the West and the Good Witch of the North, and it takes place mostly before Dorothy’s arrival from Kansas. Receiving mixed reviews in the beginning, the musical is now one of the most popular among other Broadway shows, breaking box office records around the world.

Produced by Universal Pictures and originally directed by Joe Mantello on Broadway, the musical is now playing in cities all over the globe, such as Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London’s West End, Tokyo, Melbourne, and Stuttgart. The musical has also visited over 30 cities in the US and Canada on its two North American Tours. “Wicked” has proved to be a popular and enduring money maker, consistently landing at or near the top of TicketNews’s exclusive Weekly Top Events rankings.

Another Wicked good week

Industry February 20, 2008 0

The Jonas Brothers might turn green with envy as they relinquish their number one position to the hit musical Wicked this week. There’s no question as to which witches to watch, either. Glinda and Elphaba top the Theatre, Broadway, and Overall Events lists with almost twice as much in... Read more
The hit Broadway musical “Wicked” will be flying back into Portland, OR for a five-week engagement in the spring of 2009. The national tour, which previously made a two-week, sold-out stop in the city in 2006, will appear at the Keller Auditorium from March 4-April 5. Tickets to the... Read more
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the popular musical Wicked received a big plug on the ABC-TV show “Ugly Betty” last night. “If after last night’s episode, you didn’t stand up, walk to your computer and log onto Ticketmaster while chanting, “Must…see…Wicked,” well, then consider yourself immune to all influences.... Read more
Broadway Ticket Sales Report Week Ending October 14, 2007 By Alfred Branch, Jr. Three Broadway heavyweights continued to dominate the weekly rankings for ticket sales for the period ending Oct. 14, according to the League of American Theatres and Producers. Wicked, generating $1.43 million in ticket sales, Jersey Boys... Read more
A “Wicked” Defeat: Hannah Montana and Van Halen’s Tours Trump Top Broadway Musical By Stacey Willets TicketNews.com Wicked’s dominance in the TicketNews exclusive weekly Top Tens is melting as a precocious new pop star and the return of Eddie and Diamond Dave send the flying monkeys packing. Ding dong!... Read more
Another Plum of a Week for Patrons of Broadway Theatre to Pick Weekly Broadway Ticket Sales Report By Carol-Ann Rudy TicketNews.com Legally Blonde joined the ranks of No. six on the list of highest grossing productions on Broadway this past week with $1,006,075 and 89% capacity. The others in... Read more
Weekly Broadway Ticket Sales Report By Carol-Ann Rudy TicketNews.com A good week! The five highest grossing productions on Broadway were: Wicked $1,468,400 at 100% capacity; The Lion King $1,291,898 at 100%; Jersey Boys $1,211,053 at 100%; Mary Poppins $1,191,101 at 98%; and Beauty and the Beast at almost 100%... Read more
By Stacey Willets TicketNews.com releases its exclusive weekly Top 10s today. Read on for a look at this week’s hot events. One of these things is not like the others. The Overall Top Events list features eight of last week’s events and limited movement within the rankings. If you’re... Read more
Broadway Ticket Sales Report Week ending July 1, 2007 By Carol-Ann Rudy TicketNews.com There was a considerable drop in ticket sales on Broadway, from $20,428,069 the previous reporting period to $19,662,121 this past week. Overall, the season compares very favorably, $99,261,242 to date, with last season, $92,231,391. That’s a... Read more
By Stacey Willets TicketNews announces its weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 1/22/07-1/28/07. TOP 10 EVENTS Event This Week Last Week Super Bowl XLI 1 3 Wicked 2 1 Bob Seger 3 7 Jersey Boys 4 6 George Strait 5 5 Houston Rodeo 6 8 Boston... Read more