Magazine article Variety

'Wicked' Gets Big Holiday Gift

Magazine article Variety

'Wicked' Gets Big Holiday Gift

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Broadway threw a doozy of a holiday party, breaking house records up and down the Street and crowding the 2012 Christmas week's (Dec. 24-30) millionaires' club with a whopping 19 titles.

Five of those shows topped the $2 million mark, with "Wicked" ($2,947,172) reasserting its supremacy, and setting a Broadway record. An enduringly popular property plus one of the largest theaters on the Rialto added up to a tally that got within spitting distance of $3 million - an impressive showing for a tuner that'll hit the 10-year mark later this year.

It was also helped by a ninth perf, which most of the week's millionaires added to the playing sked in order to maximize revenue during the touristheavy yuletide sesh.

Scarlett Johansson topliner "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ($966,948 for eight), threw off plenty of heat, while "Peter and the Starcatcher" ($768,302 for eight) climbed 91%, suggesting show may have a good chance after shifting Off Broadway in spring. …

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