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Saturday, October 30th, 2010

On Nov. 2 the Broadway cast of the hit musical Wicked will welcome two new cast members: Etai BenShlomo will assume the role of Boq, and Tom Flynn will step into the role of Dr. Dillamond at the Gershwin Theatre.

The actors will join a cast that currently includes Mandy Gonzalez as Elphaba, Katie Rose Clarke as Glinda, Kathy Fitzgerald as Madame Morrible, P.J. Benjamin as The Wizard, Andy Karl as Fiyero and Jenny Fellner as Nessarose.

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Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Wicked Musical touring Boise, ID in May 2011. Wicked will be playing in Morrison Center for the Performing Arts from May 04 through May 15, 2011. Wicked tickets are on sale online for the Morrison Center performances.

The musical is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Vagina Monologues) and features musical staging by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento (Aida, The Who’s Tommy, How To Succeed…). Wicked, winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy® Award and 3 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, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

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Monday, October 25th, 2010

Wicked, which sold out every performance of its three-week Memphis run in 2009, returns to the Orpheum on Wednesday, October 13th, and closes on Halloween night, October 31st. That schedule is especially appropriate for a musical extravaganza featuring a giant dragon, flying monkeys, talking animals, and a pair of feuding witches.

Wicked Good at the Orpheum Theatre

Wicked Good at the Orpheum Theatre

With its shadowy lighting effects and technical wizardry, Wicked is a visual treat. Glinda, Oz’s “good” witch, arrives on the scene in a bubble, and Elphaba soars 20-feet into the air while performing “Defying Gravity,” the show’s signature number. Somehow — perhaps by magic — none of the technological stunts overshadow Wicked’s political satire or its heartfelt story of sisterhood tested and triumphant.

The last time Wicked came to Memphis, it worked a bit of economic wizardry as well, bringing an estimated $7 million in spending to downtown. That could be good news for area businesses this month. Considering Wicked’s broad appeal — and the fact that tickets were so hard to come by the last time around — there’s no reason that miracle shouldn’t repeat itself.

“Wicked” at the Orpheum (203 S. Main), October 13th-31st. Get your Wicked Orpheum Theatre TN Tickets Online.

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Sunday, October 24th, 2010

The smash hit musical Wicked has long been a favourite of theatre-goers in Toronto, and this Fall the National Tour flies back into the city for 6 weeks only at The Canon Theatre. This will be the third time Wicked has hit Toronto, and the engagement coincides with the show celebrating 7 amazing years on Broadway. If you are one of the few people who have not yet had the chance to check this show out, there are still a limited number of tickets available but they are bound to go fast! Buy your Wicked Canon Theater Toronto Tickets Online.

The National Tour features two very talented actresses in the lead roles – Chandra Lee Schwartz as Galinda and Jackie Burns as Elphaba. The two girls were kind enough to take some time to talk to BWW and pose for photos once they settled into their temporary home at Toronto’s gorgeous Canon Theatre.

All Photos by Racheal McCaig Photography

Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz recreating the famous poster

Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz recreating the famous poster

Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz

Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz

Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz embrace Toronto and the TTC Streetcar

Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz embrace Toronto and the TTC Streetcar

Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz

Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz

Chandra Lee Schwartz and Jackie Burns pose outside The Canon

Chandra Lee Schwartz and Jackie Burns pose outside The Canon

Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz

Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz

Chandra Lee Schwartz and Jackie Burns inside The Canon

Chandra Lee Schwartz and Jackie Burns inside The Canon

Planet Maurie of Virgin Radio Toronto with Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz

Planet Maurie of Virgin Radio Toronto with Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz

{Via BroadwayWorld}

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Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Wicked will return to the Benedum Center in 2011. After breaking box-office records and selling out in record time here in 2005 and 2008, Wicked again visitng Pittsburgh, PA in 2011. the musical will play Sept. 8 to Oct. 2 at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts.

Wicked at Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh PA

Wicked at Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh PA

Based on the bestselling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, “Wicked” has won 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards since its debut on Broadway in 2003.

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman, “Wicked” follows Maguire’s alternate reality version of the “The Wizard of Oz” and the characters you thought you knew well.

Wicked will be at Benedum Center for 24 performances starting Thursday, September 8, 2011. Tickets are $35.25-$138.25. The performance schedule is as follows: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.; Sunday at 1:00 and 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, September 8, there will be a 1 p.m. matinee.

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Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Wicked playing currently in Toronto at the Canon Theatre, 244 Victoria St. Until Sunday, Nov. 28 2010.

It’s wicked good, not wicked great.

Jackie Burns stars as Elphaba and Chandra Lee Schwartz is Glinda in a production of Wicked opening in Toronto Oct. 20, 2010

Jackie Burns stars as Elphaba and Chandra Lee Schwartz is Glinda in a production of Wicked opening in Toronto Oct. 20, 2010

The third version of this astronomical hit to play Toronto proves, in a very subtle way, that all productions are not created equal.

It’s still one hell of an entertaining evening, but the two guests I brought had interestingly different responses. One who had never seen the show before thought it was just swell as it was.

Wicked is a whole lot more complex and fascinating than it might originally seem to be. On one level it’s a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, led by two female characters who can be counted on to deliver the Twilight kind of crowd in droves.

But for those who look twice at the serious work underneath, nothing less than total commitment will make this show soar to the heavens.

The sine qua non that any Wicked has to have is an awesome Elphaba, someone who can play that lonely green outsider who makes all of our hearts ache. Mercifully, this production has it in Jackie Burns.

For vocal clarity, sheer power and emotional openness, I rank her up there with the very best of the five people I’ve seen in the role, including the original, Idina Menzel. Her Act I finale, “Defying Gravity,” remains every bit as thrilling as ever. I can offer her no higher compliment than that.

But Elphaba has an opposite in the show, the blond, beaming yet far-from-benign Glinda and here’s where we fall down. Chandra Lee Schwartz, who plays the role, has all of the Act I fun and camp. Her version of “Popular” is hysterical. But when we get to Act II, when Glinda becomes coldly, calculatingly evil, she doesn’t have the right stuff. Schwartz has also played Sharpay in High School Musical and that’s what she’s giving us here, a camp villainess.

Matters aren’t helped by this production’s Madame Morrible, Randy Danson, who treats the part as a piece of raw milk cheese that’s been allowed to ripen too soon. One recalls Carole Shelley’s razor-sharp innuendo in the role and sighs in regret.

On the positive side, Richard H. Blake is a totally hunky Fiyero, Justin Brill a sweet, tortured Boq and Stefanie Brown possibly the best Nessarose I’ve seen. She’s an amazing character, with those ruby shoes you’ll never forget and a blazing passion that I wish other actors could bottle.

One also has to praise Joe Mantello’s staging, which still looks sleek and bright and glossy and spectacular. Producer David Stone cuts no corners. This is the most “Grade A” tour you’re ever likely to see.

Though this Wicked isn’t perfect, it’s a wonderful piece of writing and production, and you don’t have to be a teenage girl to like it.

Even with a few warts, it’s well worth a visit. Buy your Wicked Toronto ON Tickets Online.
{Via TheStar.com – Wicked review}

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Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Smith Center books musical ‘Wicked’ as its inaugural Broadway touring show. Broadway’s No. 1 show for the past six years, with touring productions and “sit-down” engagements in cities worldwide, “Wicked” will fly into Reynolds Hall, the Smith Center for the Performing Arts center’s main performance venue, Aug. 28-Oct. 7, 2012, about five months after its March 2012 opening, scheduling eight performances each week.

Reasonable prices for tickets — which will go on sale about six months before the show arrives — were part of the agreement to bring “Wicked” to the Smith Center. “We have an understanding that our prices have to be comparable to our peer cities,” Myron Martin, president of the Smith Center says, estimating the range at $39-$99. “Oftentimes when you see a show on the Strip, it’s priced more expensively than you might have seen it in L.A. or San Francisco. Our deal is that prices will mirror cities like Denver and Salt Lake City.”

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Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Wicked One of the most successful shows in theatre history. When the Australian production of Wicked arrives in Brisbane it will have already played more than 866 shows in Sydney and Melbourne.

It is blitzing the Queensland box office with more than 70,000 tickets already sold.

Ms Rix is the star of Wicked the Musical which opens in Brisbane in January next year. “We are getting everyone aware of Wicked because we are going to Brisbane and I know it is still a little bit of a distance, but it is such a massive spectacle and a big event that we can’t unfortunately take it to every town,” Ms Rix said.

Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West

Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West

“We want to spread the word. It has been such a long running show it actually left us in Melbourne for about 14 months so it was like having a day job,” Mr Dobson said.

Wicked relates the untold story of the witches of Oz. 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.

For Ms Rix landing the role of Elphaba was an amazing achievement for the performer who got her career start in various amateur musical theatre productions while growing up.

“It is one of those roles that everybody knows about in the musical theatre industry. A role that I think lots of people fought for and auditioned for and even in the audition process there were people that were dressing up; they weren’t actually green but they were trying to make themselves look like Elphaba.”

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Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Wicked has cast a spell on audiences nationwide and it’s now playing successfully here in Memphis. It’s a musical that truly has something for everyone: beautiful music, gorgeous costumes, terrific special effects and even flying monkeys! It is one of the most successful musicals of all time.

For those who haven’t had a chance to see it, Wicked is the back-story to The Wizard of Oz.

The story follows the Wicked Witch of the West, Elphaba, and her arch nemeses Glinda, the Good Witch of the North. In the musical Elphaba is simply a misunderstood, victimized person, who happens to be green, who stands up against the wizard’s corrupt government.

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Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Wicked, the musical that offers a novel perspective on the witches of the Wizard of Oz, will be playing Toronto ON over Halloween. It’s going to be at the Canon Theatre there from Oct. 20 playing thru Nov. 28, 2010.

This will be the third Toronto visit for the American touring version of Wicked. It sold out there in 2005 and 2006. Wicked is based on the 1995 novel of the same title by Gregory Maguire. It has won many prizes including three Tony Awards.

Wicked also touring Western Canada starting June 1st, 2011 in Vancouver and moving to Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg.

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