New-Wicked-Logo-5x5The musical Wicked, which played the Fox Theatre for the third time this month and last, broke two all-time North America touring box-office records, according to its producers.

It broke the record for eight-performance weeks by grossing almost $2.9 million the middle week of its three-week run. And it broke the record for nine-performance weeks, grossing almost $3.3 million for the final week of the run.

The show, which won three 2004 Tony awards, including one for leading lady Idina Menzel, is in its 12th year on Broadway. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, it takes place before Dorothy’s arrival, when two girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. It follows how these two unlikely friends become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.


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Kathy Janich is a longtime arts journalist who has been seeing, working in or writing about the performing arts for most of her life. She's a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Americans for the Arts and the National Arts Marketing Project. Full disclosure: She’s also an artistic associate at Synchronicity Theatre.

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