'Wicked' breaks Chicago box-office record

JoeKv99
Broadway Legend
joined:12/27/04
"The producers of “Wicked” said Monday afternoon that the popular musical grossed a whopping $1,935,432 in Chicago for the week ending Dec. 1. That figure, likely the highest-ever single week gross for a Chicago show, breaks the Broadway in Chicago house record."

This is the third (or fourth?) time the show has been through town and it's STILL packing them in- impressive!
Ten years later....
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
Never underestimate the power of a good story.
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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TheatreDiva90016
Broadway Legend
joined:4/10/04
Or Tweens with disposable income.
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fingerlakessinger
Broadway Legend
joined:11/18/10
Or all of the above.
"Life in theater is give and take...but you need to be ready to give more then you take..."
Marlothom
Broadway Star
joined:4/13/04
I won the lotto yesterday and saw this in Chicago - I was impressed how packed it was for a Tuesday night show. Good show - was iffy on Gambatese going in, but she was solid.
"Observe how bravely I conceal this dreadful dreadful shame I feel."
jemjeb2
Stand-by
joined:6/28/05
..all that money for that crappy show! Well ok, glad it pleases those it pleases and theatre going is alive and well.
twinbelters
Broadway Legend
joined:1/6/10
I just got out of the theater and was charmed and dazzled by the show as always. Curt Hansen is a fantastic Fiyero.
With Irma you gotta do something!
adamgreer
Broadway Legend
joined:3/18/05
Makes me wonder why the sit down there ever closed in the first place.

Well, actually, I know why, but I wonder if Broadway in Chicago is regretting it, given that the other big shows they've hoped would be successful there weren't as successful as Wicked.

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them"
~Walt Disney

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
~Walt Disney

My name is neither "adam" nor "greer."
xxdrewboy85xx
Broadway Star
joined:5/17/07
I was devastated when the Chicago sit down closed.... but that is because I was a bartender for BIC and the amount of money I made tending bar (especially when in the orchestra) was insane!