2013 ends with 2 old Broadway favorites on top

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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 12:00 am

NEW YORK (AP) - Broadway's highest grossing show in 2013 wasn't a new strutting musical or a bawdy one or even one with a big star. The crown goes to a regal but gray-maned performer - "The Lion King," now in its 16th year. And another veteran turned heads when "Wicked" recorded Broadway's highest single-week gross ever.

The old-timers are going just fine, end-of-year-data from the Broadway League released Monday showed. The 10-year-old "Wicked" earned a staggering $3.2 million over nine performances for the week ending Sunday, the first time a show has ever crossed the $3 million mark in a single week.

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