The Los Angeles production of Wicked will see the end of its run at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood on January 11, 2009 after 791 performances. If you don’t take your girlfriend or wife now, she will never forgive you. Ever.
The musical, which began previews on February 10, 2007 and opened on February 21, set the record for top box office earner during a single week in Los Angeles theatre history when it grossed a record $1,949,068 during the week ending December 30, 2007. Since opening, more than 1.15 million patrons have seen Wicked in Los Angeles and the production has grossed over $90 million.
With the success of the show, one would hope this is a sign of things to come for Los Angeles theatre. Wouldn’t it be great to see this trend continue with new productions in the historic palaces of our own revived Broadway?
See Wicked before it closes. Especially for Megan Hilty’s performance of “Popular” as Glinda. She’s the awesomest.