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8 years in, 'Wicked' breaks its box-office record

In this theater publicity image released by The Hartman Group, Mandy Gonzalez portrays Elphaba in a scene from the Broadway musical 'Wicked.' In this theater publicity image released by The Hartman Group, Mandy Gonzalez portrays Elphaba in a scene from the Broadway musical "Wicked." (AP Photo/The Hartman Group, Joan Marcus)
January 3, 2011

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NEW YORK—There's nothing wicked about the attraction of the Broadway hit "Wicked."

The musical took in a record $2.2 million during its eight performances last week, the third time in six weeks the show has grossed more than $2 million over eight shows.

Not bad for musical in its eighth year on Broadway.

The show about the witches in "The Wizard of Oz" has won a Grammy Award and three Tony Awards. Besides the Broadway production, there are also versions in England, Japan and Germany, plus touring versions across North America and Australia.

The latest Broadway numbers show "Wicked" isn't slowing down. It had its best week ever by earning $2,228,235 at the sold-out 1,800-seat Gershwin Theatre for the week ending Sunday.