“Wicked” has reclaimed the box office crown on Broadway. The Broadway League reported Wednesday that the 9-year-old musical took in a whopping $2,947,172 over nine performances last week, which is the highest single-week gross of any show in Broadway history. It toppled “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.” Here are the top five grossing Broadway shows for the week that ended Dec. 30:
v “Wicked”: $2,941,790
v “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark”: $2,716,990
v “The Lion King”: $2,666,616
v “The Book of Mormon”: $2,158,595
v “Annie”: $2,054,848
“rachael vs. guy — celebrity cook-off” (9 p.m., food network): In Season 2 of “Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off,” Team Ray and Team Fieri welcome Hines Ward, Carnie Wilson, Johnny Weir, Kathy Najimy, Dean McDermott and Gilbert Gottfried to their culinary throwdown.
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LOCAL TOPICS ON TV
“Community Connection” (7 a.m. Sunday on 21 WFMJ-TV; and 7 p.m. Tuesday on Time Warner Cable community access channel): The A. Philip Randolph Institute of Trumbull County will celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with its annual luncheon next Saturday. Tim Callion and Ron Brown will join host Madonna Chism Pinkard to discuss the institute.
Next, Kristin Gallagher, recruitment specialist with the HandsOn Volunteer Network, will discuss the “Write On” school-supply collection with corporate volunteers Heather Sahli of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers and Jennifer Lipply of Sen Source Corp.
“Increase the Peace” (6:30 p.m. today on MyYTV): Presley Gillespie, executive director of Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp., and Rodney Duke, a YNDC Loan homeowner, will join host Andrea Mahone to discuss home-buying options, the development of YNDC, and the many services it offers, including very low-interest loans for those who have been turned down by traditional lenders.
“Sunday Morning” (8 a.m. Sunday on WKBN-TV): Host Dee Crawford will be joined by Martha Morgan of Wick Neighbors. Morgan will discuss the organization, which formed in 2003, and its future projects.
Last chance to see exhibit at museum
The holiday exhibit “Memories of Christmas Past” at the Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave., will close Sunday.
Hours are 1-5 p.m. The museum will then be closed for the remainder of January. It reopens Feb. 1. For information, go to mahoninghistory.org.
Pelosi to appear on ‘30 Rock’ finale
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will appear on the series finale of NBC’s “30 Rock.”
Pelosi’s office confirmed Friday the California congresswoman will appear but did not reveal any other details.
The final episode of Tina Fey’s comedy is scheduled to air Jan. 31, ending seven seasons for the Emmy Award-winning show.