Broadway's Wicked has grossed over $1 billion from its Broadway box office, producers announced today. The production reached the milestone in a record twelve and half years, faster than any other production in Broadway history. The Lion King and The Phantom of the Opera are the only other shows to have reached the $1 billion box office mark.
Based on the novel of the same name by Gregory Maguire, Wicked is set in the land of Oz and tells the story of young girls Glinda and Elphaba, who grow up to become Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West, respectively.
Featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman, the production is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento. The current company is led by Carrie St. Louis and Rachel Tucker as Glinda and Elphaba, with two-time Tony winner Judy Kaye as Madame Morrible, Peter Scolari as the Wizard, Dawn Cantwell as Nessarose, Jonah Platt as Fiyero, Michael Genet as Dr. Dillamond, and Zachary Noah Piser as Boq.
Worldwide, Wicked has amassed nearly $4 billion in global sales and has been seen by nearly 50 million people. It is currently the 10th longest-running production in Broadway history.
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