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Saturday, September 5th, 2009

CAST: Updated June 2009: Patty Duke (pictured left) has taken over the role of Madame Morrible after Carol Kane. Anna Marie “Patty” Duke is an Academy Award-, three-time Emmy Award- and two-time Golden Globe Award-winning American actress of stage and film. Duke is well known for her performance as Helen Keller (1959-1961) in the Broadway play, “The Miracle Worker” – a role for which she later won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (1962) and an Emmy for the TV movie version (1979). (more…)

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Saturday, September 5th, 2009

“There’s no place like home.” The Witches of Oz musical has returned to San Francisco for an extended run.

BUY San Francisco Wicked Tickets for 2009

Regular price tickets at the Orpheum Theatre: Wicked Tickets San Francisco currently on sale through January 3rd, 2010. (more…)

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Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Wicked is the second film backed by Universal Studios, the commercial appeal comes from the wide-spread fascination with the world of Oz. America has found the world of Oz engaging since the days when L. Frank Baum published his first book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900. The musical has become one of the standing icons of the decade on Broadway, although there are a few musicals that have won equal numbers of rewards non has become so widely known or so widely loved as Wicked.

In 2009, with one more Wicked will be celebrating its sixth year on Broadway. The musical has a great deal to say that appeals to today’s society. A visual masterpiece, the musical’s soundtrack is also one of the favorite buys from Broadway today. No matter what you enjoy, Wicked tickets are a great way to celebrate 2009.

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Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Wicked has a lot to do with witches, so this Friday we’re going to give you the scoop on witches, historical, modern day and fictional. Enjoy:
Witch Facts:

* A male witch is actually considered a witch, not a warlock, by modern Wicca-style witches. No separate-but-equal here.
* While Satanists use the inverted pentagram enclosed in a circle, witches use the right-side-up pentagram, enclosed in a circle. These different symbols mean very different things. The four elements- air, fire, earth, water- are located below the fifth element- the creator. Typically, witches don’t worship Satan.
* 29 people were accused of being witches in the famous Salem Witch trials.
* Giles Cory, an 80-year old man who was accused of being a witch in Salem, was crushed to death for more than two days, until he finally died without having confessed to being a witch.
* Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from the Harry Potter series has four houses, Gryfindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin.
* Cate Blanchett portrays Galadriel, and elf witch, in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
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Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Wicked The Musical is incredibly popular for many reasons, most of which have to do with the excellent direction, production, design and acting that audiences are treated to when they attend the show. However there are many other elements of the show that are incredibly appealing to audiences of a wide range of ages. One extremely popular theme that runs through the show has to do with the subversiveness of differences, which is most strongly presented in the character of Elphaba. Not only is our heroine’s skin green but her personality is very different from those around her. Her physical difference also makes her look look at the world and others in a way that is set apart from her peers.

As the young Elphaba begins to learn how to interpret her place in Oz, she also shows a remarkable ability to look at things in a way that is very much independent of the society that she grew up in. She does not simply accept what she is told as fact, but judges things based on her own experiences. As Wicked tickets continue to be incredibly popular, this unique and appealing theme that runs through the musical can easily be considered one of the greatest appeals that he story has to theater-goers.

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Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Though the top rank was taken from them for just a few weeks, the Gershwin Theatre regained their number one position this week as the number one venue ranking for the week ending in Sunday, May 10th. According to TicketNews’ exclusive ranking systems, it was a close race with all the NBA and NHL playoffs that are happening this week, but the Gershwin Theatre took the gold due to one slight factor – Wicked. The Broadway hit musical that has been touring the nation helped take the Gershwin Theatre to the lead in both TicketNews’s Top Broadway Events and Top Theatre Events, with a score of 2.99.

TicketNews Exclusive Rankings and Power Scores are based on ticket sales for venues from the TicketNetwork Exchange™, the world’s largest secondary market exchange. A Power Score illustrates a given venue’s category-specific significance. Two factors are used to calculate a power score: total ticket sales for a venue, and total ticket sales within the category. As such, power scores should only be used to compare venues within a particular category. If you want to see the show at the number one theatre this week get Wicked ,Gershwin Theatre tickets today.

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Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Wicked is performing at Orpheum Theater San Francisco in San Francisco, CA. Patty Duke has taken over the role of Madame Morrible after Carol Kane. Anna Marie “Patty” Duke is an Academy Award-, three-time Emmy Award- and two-time Golden Globe Award-winning American actress of stage and film. Duke is well known for her performance as Helen Keller (1959-1961) in the Broadway play, “The Miracle Worker” – a role for which she later won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (1962) and an Emmy for the TV movie version (1979).

Elphaba: Teal Wicks (former Elphaba for Los Angeles production); Glinda: Kendra Kassebaum (former Glinda on Broadway and tour), OTHERS: Madame Morrible and the Wizard: Carol Kane and David Garrison. The company will also feature Nicolas Dromard as Fiyero, Tom Flynn as Dr. Dillamond, Deedee Magno Hall as Nessarose and Eddy Rioseco as Boq with Natalie Daradich as the standby for Glinda and understudy for Nessarose and Vicki Noon as the standby for Elphaba.

The musical Wicked has come back to San Francisco for an extended stay. The blockbuster musical had its pre-Broadway world premiere at the Curran Theatre in 2003, is now playing in the city where it was born. Buy your Wicked San Francisco CA Tickets now!

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Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Former “Wicked” star Shoshana Bean may be in Vegas performing with the Peepshow cast, but she’s still got a lot of “Wicked” in her, as this week she performed with friend and composer Scott Alan, who recently released the album “Keys,” which Bean helped to promote. “I’ve defintely gotten lucky in my own career, but I remain a huge fan of all the great people I now get to work with. A few years ago I worked with someone I really admired and it was a terrible, miserable expereicne. So I made a pact with yself to only work with good people whom I admire and who treat me well in return.” The star is talking about working with people like Kerry Ellis, sutton Foster of Shrek and Megan Hilton of 9 to 5. The new star traveled to San Francisco for the first time to work at The Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko where he’ll meet resident casts of Wicked. The singer has always been close to Wicked stars, like when he was suppossed to work with Eden Espinsoa, a Wicked member who should have been been on his last album; though she pulled out at last minute, it all worked out for the best.

See the great character of Wicked this year with Wicked tickets today!

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Saturday, September 5th, 2009

In all my months writing about Wicked the Musical, I have never come across such an innovative way to produce a vast description of the characters in Wicked and their growth from Gregory Maguire’s story to the one we are all familiar with in the film “The Wizard of Oz.”

The Wicked Witch of the West: An instant outcast for her green skin, Elphaba slowly acquires the trappings of witchdom throughout the first act – the magic, the hat, the broom, even the flying monkeys. But as for the wicked part, well, that’s pure propaganda, because she’s willing to fight the power (”Defying Gravity” is her big showstopper). The role was originated on Broadway by Idina Menzel, who also starred in the original production of “Rent.”

Glinda: A mispronunciation of Galinda, the perky blonde at Shiz U who’s still good, but a little bit witchier than we remember her from the classic movie. She takes a dislike to Elphaba but has a change of heart, giving her a makeover during her signature tune, “Popular.” The original Glinda was Kristen Chenoweth, who moved on to Hollywood with roles in “The West Wing” and the recent film comedy “Four Christmases.”

The Wizard: Oz’s scheming tyrant, who’s responsible for the oppression of the kingdom’s talking animals. The legendary Joel Grey originated the role on Broadway.

The Cowardly Lion: We meet him as a cub in a cage. Elphaba breaks him out because she learns that cages keep magical animals from learning how to talk. “Wicked” also serves up creative origin stories for the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman, but revealing those would spoil things.

Dorothy: As for little Miss “Over the Rainbow,” her house still kills the Wicked Witch of the East – Elphaba’s sister – but she doesn’t even get onstage. Instead, she’s just a faceless pawn manipulated by forces she can’t possibly understand. And is that how the current generation views its parents? Sorry, Judy!

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Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.

Show Dates:
Performances from 09 Dec 2009
Closing 03 Jan 2010

Theatre Information:
Proctor’s Theatre
Schenectady, NY 12305, US

Other Credits:
Lyrics by: Stephen Schwartz
Music by: Stephen Schwartz
Book by: Winnie Holzman

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