Several Broadway musicals break box-office records

AP News
Posted: Nov 30, 2009 4:19 PM

The Monday after a big holiday week on Broadway usually brings news of broken box-office records.

Thanksgiving week proved no exception, with several eye-popping grosses, particularly for "Wicked" at the Gershwin Theatre. Its producers say the musical prequel to "The Wizard of Oz" took in more than $2 million last week.

Other shows shattering house records were "The Lion King," with $1.69 million at the Minskoff Theatre, and "Billy Elliot," hauling in $1.57 million at the Imperial.

Prices, of course, have risen a bit since last year, and many shows raise them during specific holiday periods.

Stay tuned. More records will be broken during the lucrative Christmas-New Year's holidays.