'Wicked' sets Broadway record
January 2nd, 2013
06:49 PM ET

'Wicked' sets Broadway record

"Wicked" has long been a Broadway favorite, but the musical re-imagining of 'The Wizard of Oz" is breaking records as it enters its 10th year anniversary.

According to a press release, the musical just set a new Broadway record for the highest one-week gross, pulling in $2,947,172 at the box office last week. In the same week, the smash hit earned a national touring record by drawing $2,755,070 in ticket sales in St. Louis. The Broadway production and two additional shows in St. Louis and Honolulu garnered a total of $7,297,645 in North America in one week.

Globally the show has garnered nearly $2.9 billion in ticket sales (there are currently seven productions around the world) over it's nine-year run and been seen by 36 million people worldwide.  It's remained the number one show on Broadway for its entire run and been honored with 35 major awards, including a Grammy Award and three Tony Awards.

Based on a novel by Gregory Maguire, "Wicked" is the musical adaptation of the untold story of the witches of Oz. The play follows the young Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda in the Land of Oz...long before Dorothy drops in.

While you were working...
January 2nd, 2013
05:58 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might have missed:

  • Remember how Adam Lambert said the other day that he didn't love the singing in "Les Miserables?" Well, one of the movie's stars, Russell Crowe, is agreeing with him. How do you say "Well played, Javert" in French? [USA Today]
  • Seriously, is there anything this man can't do? Now there are reports that Jay-Z is helping to produce the score for the forthcoming expected blockbuster "The Great Gatsby." Remember when he retired from the music industry? Not that time, the other one. [Time]
  • Speaking of Jay, we were amused by this video of his wife's bff Gwyneth Paltrow's dance move at his concert with her husband, Chris Martin, on New Year's Eve. She two-stepped her little heart out. [HuffPo]
  • Scarlett Johansson says she liked being married, but she's in no rush to do it again it seems. Famous last words Boo. [ELLE UK via People]
  • Who knew Sean Penn was working with this body at 52 years old? Hubba hubba. [E!online]

Filed under: While you were working
Rihanna and Chris Brown tease us yet again
January 2nd, 2013
01:53 PM ET

Rihanna and Chris Brown tease us yet again

Oh social media, you never seem to fail us.

Were it not for Instagram, we wouldn't know where Rihanna and Chris Brown spent New Years. We won't keep you in suspense – it appears they may have been in bed together.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Chris Brown • Rihanna
Rob Kardashian: I'll be married before kids
January 2nd, 2013
11:28 AM ET

Rob Kardashian: I'll be married before kids

Unlike his siblings, Rob Kardashian is apparently in no rush to reproduce.

The Kardashian brother told People magazine that he would rather wait to walk down the aisle before he pushes a baby carriage.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Kardashians
Oscars voting extended amid online voting issues
January 2nd, 2013
09:52 AM ET

Oscars voting extended amid online voting issues

Films hoping to win a coveted Academy Award will have one more day to possibly earn some votes.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has extended the voting from 5 p.m. PST January 3 to 5 p.m. PST January 4.

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Filed under: Awards Season • movies
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