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Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Lee Mead is set to return to the West End for a roll as Fiyero in London’s Wicked performance. Mead, who is a veteran of the West End with a performance in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is set to join the Gregory Maguire story in May. The date he would have returned to the set would have been much earlier had it not been for his wife’s due date – Denise Van Outen is set to give birth to their first child.

Mead has toured the UK with Oscar Wilde’s Lord Arthur Saville’s Crime and will return to London for what he calls “a fantastic part.” “I’m really excited to be returning to the West End in this incredible show.” The show will see Mead May 10th. Executive Producer of the show added this: ”With a wealth of musical theatre experience already under his belt, Lee was, from the outset, the one to watch in the BBC’s Any Dream Will Do. His much deserved win and subsequent performance in Joseph proved that he was an outstandingly talented leading man. I am really delighted that he has now chosen to make his return to the West End as Fiyero in Wicked alongside a fantastic new cast that will take us into our fifth year.”

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Australia’s favourite musical is about to reveal a new star. In March, Wicked will welcome Elisa Colla for her professional debut in the role of Nessarose, sister of Elphaba.

Only 21 years of age, Elisa graduated from the Australian Institute of Music (AIM) in 2009 and is thrilled to be cast in the role of Nessarose. While at AIM she appeared in the musicals Promises, Promises and Dusty: The Original Pop Diva, and her previous musical credits include Grease, Oklahoma! and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Elisa said, “I feel so lucky to be cast in this extraordinary show as my first professional musical. It is so magical! I can’t wait to slip into Nessarose’s costume and be a part of this glorious production.”

Penny McNamee, who has played Nessarose for more than 18 months since Wicked first opened in Melbourne in July 2008, is leaving the show to return to work in film and television. After performing Nessarose in almost 650 shows and winning a Green Room Award as Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, Penny says she is going to miss her Wicked family. “I’m taking away such wonderful friendships from this show,” she said.

Wicked Australia Co-Producer John Frost is delighted to welcome Elisa to the cast. “Elisa is a wonderfully talented young performer with a brilliant future. We conducted some of the most extensive auditions ever undertaken in Australia to find the best performers for Wicked, and we were lucky enough to find Elise right under our noses in Sydney. She will make a beautiful new Nessarose. I sincerely thank Penny for her significant contribution to making Wicked such a unique cultural phenomenon in Melbourne and now in Sydney.”

Wicked has won 26 major awards including three Tony Awards®, a Grammy® Award and six Helpmann Awards® including Best Musical.

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Wicked Will Fly Back Into Chicago in Late 2010 for The Holidays

The green girl is preparing to fly back to Chicago. “Wicked,” the musical that set box office records during its 3-1/2-year residency at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts/Oriental Theatre, will make a return engagement here in time for the 2010 holiday season.

The Broadway show about what happened in Oz before Dorothy arrived had a hit sitdown run at Chicago’s Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre, for almost four years. (A national company christened Chicago and moved on, with the producing leaving behind a resident company.) The national tour will be the return company, to play the Cadillac Palace Theatre at 151 W. Randolph. This time around, the show, set to run eight weeks only (Dec. 1 through Jan. 23, 2011). Tickets will go on sale to Broadway In Chicago subscription series holders and groups on Feb. 23, with individual tickets coming available at a later date to be announced.

The Stephen Schwartz-Winnie Holzman musical about “the untold story of the witches of Oz,” will feature the national touring cast.

“We are thrilled to host the return of Wicked. The requests from our patrons for this show to come back to Chicago have been overwhelming,” said Lou Raizin, president of Broadway In Chicago.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

• “Wicked” uses 200 pounds of dry ice per show.

• Its electronics department uses enough power to supply approximately 12 houses and uses 4-5 miles of cable on the tour.

• The dragon eyes are red LED bulbs that never burn out, and the dragon’s wingspan is the same as a Cessna 172.

• The 70 wigs the show uses at every performance are of human hair, individually made for each actor using his or her own hairline in front.

• “Wicked” has grossed a combined total of nearly $1.3 billion for its four North American companies and has been seen by 20 million people worldwide.

• “Wicked” has won 26 major awards, including the Grammy, Tony and Drama Desk, including Best Musical.

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Wicked” the musical arrives Wednesday at the Peace Center to cast its spell with gravity-defying witches, monkeys, levitating brooms and so much more that it takes 14 trucks to haul it all. The show, whose green heroine, Elphaba, inspires with her profound transformation, oozes green in another way, too. Nationwide, the show earns $1.4 million per week, according to Hollywood trade publication Variety. And it continues to generate income for the local communities where it plays. While total revenue figures for Greenville will come later, for its three-week run here at least nine local musicians will play at all performances.

Currently, tickets are still available for performances on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday nights. Robert Gilbert, Peace Center public relations manager, advises those seeking tickets to call the box office directly rather than going through ticket resellers.

The mega hit’s co-producer David Stone says he’s been in love with “Wicked” since he heard the first reading.

“There’s pure magic on stage,” he says. Its vivid acrobatics enthrall children in the audience. Teen girls flock to it for its story of friendship between two young girls, a bond wrought with hurts and profound implications. And all ages seem to respond to its moral lessons, Stone says. “It wears its heart on its sleeve.”

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Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Wicked will be running at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre in New Orleans from March 24-April 11th! March and April are your lucky months this year! There are a total of 26 performances! Wicked is popular around the world, with numerous tours sold out all over the Nation and abroad! Now is your chance to see Wicked on your home turf! No traveling required! Buy your Mahalia Jackson Theatre Wicked tickets today before they are completely sold out! In the grand scheme of things, 26 performances is not all that much, when you think about how many people are going to want to go to Wicked in New Orleans! It’s better to buy your tickets early, then watch them disappear in front of your eyes!

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Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Andy Karl Andy Karl will assume the role of ‘Fiyero’ in the Broadway production of Wicked on 2 2010.

Karl assumes the role of ‘Fiyero’ from Kevin Kern who will play his final performance on 31 Jan 2010.

Karl originated the roles of ‘Joe’ in the Broadway production of ‘9 to 5.’ and ‘Luke’ in the Off-Broadway musical ‘Altar Boyz.’ He has appeared in the films ‘On The One’ and ‘New York, I Love You.’

Wicked currently features Dee Roscioli (Elphaba), Katie Rose Clarke (Glinda), P.J. Benjamin (The Wizard), Rondi Reed (Madame Morrible), Kevern Kern (Fiyero), Jenny Fellner (Nessarose), Timothy Britten Parker (Doctor Dillamond) and Alex Brightman (Boq).

The Broadway musical Wicked opened at the Gershwin Theatre on 30 Oct 2003, following previews from 8 Oct 2003 and is currently selling tickets through to 21 Nov 2010.

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.

Wicked has music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Winnie Holzman, based on the novel by Gregory Maguire.

The musical is directed by Joe Mantello, with choreography by James Lynn Abbott, scene design by Eugene Lee, costumes by Susan Hilferty, lighting by Kenneth Posner and sound by Tony Meola.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Wicked the Musical, playing at the Capitol Theatre (Haymarket) is the must see event at the moment. The season is on now, until February 9th so you’ve got a bit of time to get in. Buy Tickets at Ticketmaster.

There is limited street parking available, and with the hustle and bustle of chinatown close by, you’d be hard pressed finding a spot unless you’re willing to do a few laps.

Parking is available at Capitol Square right next door to the theatre with an evening flat rate of $20.00 if you arrive after 6pm and leave before 12am. If you’re attending a matinee 2pm show, then parking is charged at $6 per hour. Get Directions to this car park and view rates for other sessions on

If you don’t mind a little walk, the best value car park around if you’re going to see Wicked the Musical at Capitol Theatre, Haymarket is Wilson Parking on Goulburn Street. They have a $15.00 evening flat rate if you arrive after 6pm and leave before 5am. To see how far you have to walk, view the location of this carpark at From there you can search for other nearby car parks as well.

The cheapest parking however (within 1km) are 2 Wilson car parks. Citipark on 431 Kent St and Darling Park at 201 Sussex St, both have $9.00 evening flat rates.

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Wicked is based on one of the best selling novels “, Wicked: The Life and Time in the West Wicked Witch”, written by Gregory Maguayr. Gregory Maguayr creates a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way the earth again. In many respects this is contemporised ‘, satirical commentary on Oz. Wicked Witch is a smart, scratchy, and understand the problems that all of our preconceived ideas about the nature of good and evil. History is becoming more interesting and to enhance your interest, we have some great seats for you in all theaters world wide. Get discount on wicked the musical tickets.

The evil Witch of the West, Elphaba, was born with a greenish skin. It is known to be smartest Witch of The Land of Oz. On the other hand, Glinda the Good Witch is a ravishing and is considered superior witch of the region. It behaves beyond our expectations. Both girls meet in the Land of Oz as the most spectacular musical of the year, “Wicked”, begins. Check the details of the wicked tickets here, and get a cheaper ticket wicked now. This exotic play is being hosted in the hottest theaters.

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Wicked Tickets are in high demand! With a cast led by Broadway legend Ben Vereen, TV icon Rue McClanahan and breakthrough stars Shoshana Bean and Megan Hilty, there’s never been a better time to visit the Emerald City ! The twists and turns in Gregory Maguire’s incredibly imaginative back-story to ‘The Wizard of Oz’ makes the audiences literally gasp with delight. But not only that, Wicked is a truly heartfelt story of friendship and love. As Richard Zoglin of ‘Time Magazine’ put it, “If every musical had a brain, a heart and the courage of Wicked, Broadway really would be a magical place!” “Wicked” proved to be a superhit. It earned back its entire initial investment by December 21, 2004. In its first year it grossed more than Dollar 56 million. The show had a Dollar 14 million capitalization.

The show set out for extensive national touring in 2010. The fall of this year is fully loaded by “Wicked” shows all over the United States. Most of the fans have already booked their Wicked the Musical Tickets.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

WICKED had its highest grossing year to date in 2009, grossing £27,333,991 at the Box Office at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre. This is up almost £100,000 from 2008. Since its London premiere in September 2006, WICKED has taken in over £90 million at the UK Box Office.

The production celebrated its 1000th performance on February 14, 2009 and welcomed its 2 millionth theatergoer on May 11, 2009.
Michael McCabe, UK Executive Producer, said, “The public’s incredible enthusiasm and support for WICKED has swept us along on a huge wave of success since we opened in 2006. To see our business continuing to climb year-on-year is really incredible and we are enormously grateful to the millions of people who have bought tickets to date and especially to those who made 2009 our best year yet.”
Based on a novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Winnie Holzman.

The director is Joe Mantello, scenic design by Eugene Lee, costumes by Susan Hilferty, lighting by Kenneth Posner, sound by Tony Meola, orchestrations by William David Brohn, musical staging by Wayne Cilento.

The setting is in the Land of Oz, where two girls meet – one born with emerald green skin. This one is smart, feisty and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very, very popular. WICKED is the story of these two unlikely friends and how they end up as the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.

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