Broadway Has Thanksgiving Revival With $27M Box Office; ‘Wicked’ Makes History

By | Wednesday November 28, 2012 @ 4:06am PST

Hollywood wasn’t the only big winner at the Thanksgiving holiday box office. Still smarting from the $8.5M dent Hurricane Sandy put in their coffers, Broadway shows reaped big receipts and broke records during all of Thanksgiving week. According to figures from The Broadway League, 31 shows scored $27.02M for the seven-day period ending November 25, compared to $20.88M for 33 shows the week before. Although that will help with some of the post-Sandy recovery, it wasn’t enough to beat last year’s Thanksgiving week of $28,086,475, the Associated Press reported. The long-running Wicked had the best eight-show week in Broadway history with $2.29M in box office. Read More »

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Big Movie Musicals Coming As Universal Courts Stephen Daldry For ‘Wicked’ Film As Jon Favreau Gets Close To ‘Jersey Boys’

By | Thursday July 12, 2012 @ 12:08pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Jon FavreauStephen DaldryEXCLUSIVE: While Disney is at Comic-Con today to unveil some details on its Sam Raimi-directed Oz: The Great And Powerful, Universal is finally moving forward with … Read More »

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‘Glee’s Ryan Murphy Courted To Direct ‘Annie’ With Willow Smith

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Glee creator Ryan Murphy is Sony Pictures’ top choice to direct a re-imagining of the Broadway musical Annie, with Willow Smith playing the lovable orphan. The project was recently set at Sony Pictures by Overbrook Entertainment partners James … Read More »

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ABC Developing 8-Hour ‘Wicked’ Miniseries Produced by Salma Hayek

By | Sunday January 9, 2011 @ 4:23pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

ABC is looking to get back in the event mini-series business with Wicked, an eight-hour mini-series produced by Salma Hayek, TVLine‘s Michael Ausiello reports. The project is not based on the highly-successful Broadway musical but on Gregory … Read More »

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