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Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

On Broadway, Wicked grossed $1,401,082 and had a 96.5% attendance rate for the week ending January 23, 2011 and was 1.8% less than the last week. Wicked grabs the top seat again. The 19 shows on the boards grossed $12,343,580, dropping 10.69% from the previous week.

Below are the Top 10 Grosses for the week ending January 23, 2011.

1. Wicked – (GERSHWIN) $1,401,082
2. Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark – (FOXWOODS) $1,338,162
3. The Lion King – (MINSKOFF) $993,169
4. Jersey Boys – (AUGUST WILSON) $933,386
5. American Idiot – (ST. JAMES) $901,450
6. Billy Elliot: The Musical – (IMPERIAL) $739,234
7. The Addams Family – (LUNT-FONTANNE) $709,646
8. Memphis – (SHUBERT) $698,848
9. Mary Poppins – (NEW AMSTERDAM) $571,885
10. The Phantom of the Opera – (MAJESTIC) $557,476


Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

The North American touring production of “Wicked,” which experienced its Wisconsin premiere in 2009 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in downtown Appleton, is returning Wednesday to the PAC. The show, which plays in Appleton through Sunday, February 20, is back by popular demand, said PAC executive vice president Maria Van Laanen.

“When it was here the first time, and the fact that it was a state premiere, the tickets flew out the door,” Van Laanen said. “It’s popular everywhere it goes, but I think here the audiences really connected with the different storylines and the fact every time you go you can pick up a different thread of the show and a new nuance. We really pride ourselves on being the community’s performing arts center, and we’re so grateful for everything the community does to help us be the first place in the state where some of these shows come. We’re interested in learning what the community wants to see and doing the very best we can to bring it to them.”

In “Wicked” the friendship between the young women Elphaba and Galinda is anything but instantaneous. They’re college roommates with no common ground who are more likely competitors.

In the world of Broadway, shows about friendships are rare finds, says Winnie Holzman, who is the book writer for the musical “Wicked.”

Wicked will be performing through Sunday, February 20 in Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton WI.

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Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Kyle Dean Massey returns to the Broadway company of the hit musical Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre Jan. 25 in the role of Fiyero.

Kyle Dean Massey returns to Wicked Broadway company in the role of Fiyero

Kyle Dean Massey returns to Wicked Broadway company in the role of Fiyero

Massey succeeds Kyle McDaniel and joins a cast that includes Mandy Gonzalez as Elphaba, Katie Rose Clarke as Glinda, Kathy Fitzgerald as Madame Morrible, P.J. Benjamin as The Wizard, Jenny Fellner as Nessarose, Etai BenShlomo as Boq and Tom Flynn as Dr. Dillamond.

In related news, Teal Wicks will assume the role of Elphaba Feb. 1. She will follow Mandy Gonzalez, who will play her final performance Jan. 30. Wicks will be making her Broadway debut after playing the role of Elphaba in both the San Francisco and Los Angeles productions of the hit musical.

Massey has been seen on Broadway in Next to Normal, Xanadu and Wicked, Off-Broadway in Altar Boyz and in the tours of Wicked and 42nd Street.

Wicked features a score by Schwartz, a book by Holzman, direction by Joe Mantello and musical staging by Wayne Cilento. The creative team also includes scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Tony Meola, projections by Elaine J. McCarthy, wig and hair design by Tom Watson, music supervision and arrangements by Stephen Oremus, orchestrations by William David Brohn and dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott.

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Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Wicked Musical will be performing at Popejoy Hall, Albuquerque New Mexico from Wednesday, January 26 through Sunday, February 13, 2011.

Crews are scrambling to put the finishing touches on the latest big-name production to come to Popejoy Hall, “Wicked.”

“Wicked” is a musical set before the events of “The Wizard of Oz.” The musical was adapted from the novel “Wicked: The Life and Times Of the Wicked Witch of the West.”

On Broadway and around the world, Wicked has worked its magic on critics and audiences alike. Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, Wicked is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” and “the defining musical of the decade” (The New York Times).

Wicked is recommended for children 8 and older; no child under age 4 will be admitted to the show.

On Tuesday, crews at the University of New Mexico moved sets and took care of any loose ends before the musical opens on Wednesday night. The production will run from Jan. 26 to Feb. 13 at UNM’s Popejoy Hall.

Good seats are still available! Best bets for seats are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday evening performances and Thursday matinee on January 27th. Buy Best Wicked Tickets in Albuquerque, NM.

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