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Friday, February 26th, 2010

Before the end of 2010, Indianapolis will once again be graced by Elphaba and her wicked ways, as “Wicked” returns to the mid west city in December. The announcement, according to the Indianapolis Business Journal, came as the entire Broadway series for Indianapolis, which will also include Mary Poppins, Dreamgirls, Grease, Rock of Ages and 9 to 5. The shows for this season include 101 Dalmatians, A Chorus Line, Legally Blonde, Jersey Boys and Nickelodeon Presents Storytime Live.

Wicked is set to be running from December 15 through January 1, 2011 at the Murat Theatre in the Murat Centre. The theater, according to Broadway Across America, has been named in America’s National Register of Historic Places. The building was first constructed in 1909 with a renovation happening in hte late ’90s for $11 million. Eventually the building became one of the most prestigious in the area as it opened up with the Murat Theater, holding about 2,600, and the Murat Egyptian Room, with 2,000 standing. The venue has been deemed “a peoples place” as tourists and locals alike enjoy events at the Murat. Located on New Jersey Street in Indianapolis, The Murat Theater is a perfect place to welcome Wicked again.

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Mandy Gonzalez will assume the role of Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre on March 23. The role is currently being played by Dee Roscioli.

Beginning performances on Tuesday, March 23, Mandy Gonzalez, who originated the role of Nina in the Broadway musical, In the Heights, will assume the role of Elphaba in the musicAl Blockbuster Wicked. Mandy joins a cast which includes Katie Rose Clarke as Glinda, Tony Award-winner Rondi Reed as Madame Morrible, P.J. Benjamin as The Wizard, Andy Karl as Fiyero, Alex Brightman as Boq, Jenny Fellner as Nessarose, and Timothy Britten Parker as Dr. Dillamond. The role of Elphaba is currently being played by Dee Roscioli.

Mandy Gonzalez was last seen on and off-Broadway in the Tony Award-winning musical In The Heights, where she originated the role of Nina Rosario (Drama Desk Award/Ensemble). Other Broadway appearances include Lennon, Aida, and Dance of the Vampires. Mandy received an OBIE Award for her performance in the Off-Broadway production of Eli’s Comin’. Film/TV: “The Good Wife,” “One Life to Live,” “The Guiding Light,” “Third Watch,” and recently completed the film After. Mandy can be heard in Disney’s Mulan 2 as the singing voice of Mei.

Wicked is performed at the Gershwin Theatre, 222 West 51st Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. Buy now to see your favorite Wicked Musical.

Friday, February 19th, 2010

The Broadway tour of “Wicked” is coming to the Overture Center in Madison this fall.

“It’s really exciting that right on the heels of ‘Lion King’ we’re getting another top blockbuster multiweek musical in the fall,” said Overture President and CEO Tom Carto. “That’s going to give us good momentum for letting this region know that first-class Broadway is here to stay in Madison.”

“Wicked” is set to run Sept. 21 through Oct. 10, eight shows per week. A Stephen Schwartz musical based on the book by Gregory Maguire, it tells the “untold” story of the witches of Oz.

The show will run from Sept. 21 through Oct. 10 at Overture Center.

The show’s ticket prices and a complete performance schedule will be announced later, according to Overture officials.

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

The Wizard would have said to pay no attention to the 78 men and women behind the curtain of the Schuster Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Feb. 16. And he would have been telling the truth.

The people on stage were stagehands, not performers, making way for the smash musical “Wicked,” which begins a three-week run at the Schuster on Wednesday night, Feb. 17.

There was little drama involved, according to representatives of the country’s number-one touring production.

“Things are going really well. This is a great new venue for us,” company manager Erica Norgaard said, standing beneath the huge dragon that had already been installed over the stage. It’s a dominant feature of the set for a show that includes witches, flying monkeys and a special floor with tracks, fog and smoke elements built right in.

The move-in is a three-day process. Trucks started rolling in Monday, Feb. 15, and the unloading will continue until Wednesday afternoon.

Ken Rice, business manager for the Dayton stagehands union, said he has expanded his crew with a dozen student apprentices from Wright State University.

Most veteran backstage workers said as musicals go, “Phantom of the Opera” is bigger, but “Wicked” is big. “It’s a 9 on a scale of 10,” said Pat Keough, who is production and technical director for the Schuster and the Victoria Theatre.

One reason things are going so smoothly is that planning started more than three months ago. Keough said technicians from the show visited the Schuster to study logistics.

“Wicked” will be presented through March 7 at the Schuster, Second and Main streets. Tickets are $46-$125. There is also a lottery for 20 tickets, each priced at $25, starting two and one-half hours before each performance.

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Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Wicked Broadway grossed $1,359,810 for the week ending February 14, 2010. Wicked Again occupies the top place in the list.

Below are the Top 10 Grosses from for the week ending February 14, 2010.

Wicked $1,359,810
The Lion King $1,213,222
Billy Elliot: The Musical $1,109,442
West Side Story $1,012,095
Jersey Boys $986,753
A Little Night Music $917,526
Mary Poppins $837,224
A View from the Bridge $791,116
Mama Mia! $771,095
In the Heights $740,580

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
Lee Mead

Lee Mead

Award-winning West End leading man, Lee Mead, is to star as Fiyero in the London production of Wicked.

Any Dream Will Do sensation Lee Mead is to return to the West End after landing a role in hit show Wicked. The star – who headed the cast in Joseph And the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – will join the cast on May 10 to play the part of Fiyero. He said: ‘I’m really excited to be returning to the West End in this incredible show. Fiyero is a fantastic part.’

Wicked, now in its fourth year at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, has been seen by more than 2.5 million people, and tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz.

Another new addition to the cast is Julie Legrand, best known to TV audiences as crazed nurse Jeanette Dunkley from Footballers’ Wives. She joins the cast on March 29.

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Sunday, February 14th, 2010

The national tour of Wicked is set to play at Dayton’s Victoria Theatre beginning February 17th and will run through March 7th.

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Academy Award®-winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman (“My So Called Life,” “Once And Again” and “thirtysomething”), Wicked, the untold story of the witches of Oz, is directed by two- time Tony® Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Vagina Monologues, 9 to 5) and features musical staging by Tony® Award winner Wayne Cilento (Aida, The Who’s Tommy, How To Succeed…).

Based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked, winner of 26 major awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony® Awards, is the untold story of the witches of Oz. It is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone. 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, and how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.

Wicked has “cast quite a spell” (Washington Post) throughout North America, breaking box office records in every city that it has played, including Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Philadelphia and Boston to name a few.

Called “a cultural phenomenon” by Variety and “the best musical of the decade” by Entertainment Weekly, Wicked continues to thrill audiences around the world. There are currently eight productions of Wicked worldwide, including two North American tours, a Broadway production, San Francisco production, London production, a Japanese-language production, a German-language production and an Australian production. A Dutch-language production of Wicked will open in 2011.

Wicked features set design by Tony® Award winner EuGene Lee (Ragtime, Show Boat, Candide, Sweeney Todd), costume design by Tony® winner Susan Hilferty (Into the Woods, Assassins), lighting design by Tony® nominee Kenneth Posner (Hairspray) and sound design by Tony Meola (The Lion King and the recent Man of La Mancha). Stephen Oremus is the show’s musical director. Orchestrations are by William David Brohn, with dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott.

Grammy Award-Winning Cast recording available on Decca Broadway. For more information about Wicked, Please visit

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Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Wicked has increased its booking period by 6 months – tickets are now on sale to 30 April 2011.

Wicked opened at the Apollo Victoria Theatre 27 Sep 2006, following previews from 7 Sep – to reasonable notices from the popular press: THE EVENING STANDARD says, “Remarkable kaleidoscope of magical shocks, surprises and sensations. Wicked works like a dream.”THE INDEPENDENT says, “I enjoyed very little. ” THE GUARDIAN says, “Efficient, knowing and highly professional but more like a piece of industrial product than something that genuinely touches the heart or mind.” THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, “Witty, enjoyable” THE TIMES says, “Songs bang out, along with iffy lyrics and not-so-witty dialogue.”

The London production has been seen by over 2.5 million people and taken in excess of £90 million at the UK Box Office.

There is a new full cast from 29 March 2010, including Rachel Tucker (Elphaba) and Louise Dearman (Glinda), Lewis Bradley (Fiyero to 8 May, then Lee Mead takes over), Julie Legrand (Madame Morrible), Clive Carter (The Wizard), Cassandra Compton (Nessarose), Julian Forsyth (Doctor Dillamond), George Ure (Boq).

Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Winnie Holzman.

It is directed by 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 and is directed by Joe Mantello.

Two girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, 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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