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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Wicked Western Canada Tour closes in Vancouver, BC Canada and moved to Calgary, Alberta Canada.

Wicked has begun performances at Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium today June 29, 2011 and will close on Sunday July 17, 2011.

Wicked is a new musical 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”) based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire. Wicked is set to make its Calgary premiere at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium starting June 29, 2011.

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.

Wicked is presented by Broadway Across Canada and is part of a five city tour in Western Canada including dates in Vancouver (June 1 – 26, 2011), Calgary (June 29 – July 17, 2011), Edmonton (July 20 – August 7, 2011), Saskatoon (August 10 – 21, 2011) and Winnipeg (August 24 – September 4, 2011).

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. 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 will be performing in Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium through Sunday July 17, 2011 before it moves to Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Buy Wicked Calgary Alberta Canada Tickets Online for better seats before they all go on sale. Use Code AFF$10 to Get $10 OFF on Orders over $350!

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Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

On Broadway, Wicked grossed $1,830,739 with 100% attendance rate for the week ending June 26, 2011. The 30 shows on the boards grossed $23,765,758, increasing nearly 4% from the previous week’s totals.

Below are the Top 13 Grosses for the week ending June 26, 2011.

1. Wicked – (GERSHWIN) $1,830,739
2. The Lion King – (MINSKOFF) $1,748,215
3. Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark – (FOXWOODS) $1,702,866
4. The Book Of Mormon – (EUGENE O’NEILL) $1,215,619
5. Mary Poppins – (NEW AMSTERDAM) $1,103,991
6. Jersey Boys – (AUGUST WILSON) $1,068,423
7. How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying – (AL HIRSCHFELD) $1,054,587
8. The Phantom of the Opera – (MAJESTIC) $1,006,430
9. Sister Act – (BROADWAY) $990,657
10. War Horse – (VIVIAN BEAUMONT) $960,285
11. Billy Elliot: The Musical – (IMPERIAL) $951,214
12. Mamma Mia! – (WINTER GARDEN) $892,334
13. Memphis – (SHUBERT) $864,550

{Via BroadwayWorld.com}

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Saturday, June 25th, 2011

The Wicked national tour, visiting Washington for the first time since 2005, sounds first-rate. Cooper ably recalls Glinda’s originator, Kristin Chenoweth, in her comic timing for “Popular,” and she and Roscioli mesh expertly in their second act duet, “For Good.” Randy Danson’s Madame Morrible is as persuasive an inhabitant of that oleaginous part as you’re likely to encounter, and Colin Hanlon is a dashing presence as Fiyero, the romantic wedge between Elphaba and Glinda.

“Wicked,” with an infectiously pulsing score by Stephen Schwartz, is the environmentally and politically conscious back story of “The Wizard of Oz,” told from the points of view of one witch labeled good and the other wicked. But labels, the show informs us, are never to be trusted — one of the hardest truths to drum into high schoolers’ heads.

What accounts for the truly devotional impact of “Wicked”? People don’t just pay to see this show, which is making a return, summer-long visit to the Kennedy Center; they open their wallets as if it were their obligation to tithe for Elphaba and Glinda (and, of course, the musical’s savvy investors).

Eight years after its opening, it is still regularly Broadway’s top-grossing show. Last week, it took in $1.7 million in New York — the nearest empty seats were in a diner down the block. In the Kennedy Center Opera House, center orchestra seats for evening performances are selling for up to $250 each, and are going fast. The musical’s reach, measured in other terms: When “Glee’s” Kurt and Rachel traveled to show-choir nationals in New York, their dream-come-true moment was singing a “Wicked” tune on the Broadway stage.

Read the complete review at The Washington Post.

Wicked is currently playing on tour in Vancouver, BC Canada and Washington-DC.

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Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Wicked will be returning to The Buell Theatre, Denver in April 2012. Denver Center Attractions has announced a high-spirited, award-winning season of Broadway hits headed to Denver, Colorado. The 2012 season includes the return of Wicked, the 2010 Best Musical Tony Award winner.

Wicked will be playing at The Buell Theatre from April 11 to May 20, 2012. Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, Wicked is Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, a cultural phenomenon and was just named “the defining musical of the decade” by The New York Times.

Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two 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. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete and completely satisfying new musical in a long time” (USA Today). Entertainment Weekly calls Wicked “the best musical of the decade.”

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Monday, June 20th, 2011

The hit Broadway musical Wicked return to Washington, DC after breaking box office records at the Kennedy Center (The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566) and selling out in record time in 2005. It’s been many years since Wicked first wowed audiences at the Kennedy Center, and its wasting no time making amends with a two-month stand. Don’t miss Wicked at the Kennedy Center, is here for a limited 10-week engagement.

The show opened Wednesday, June 15th night and will run through Sunday, August 21 at the Kennedy Center Opera House. The “untold story of the witches of Oz,” has won three Tony Awards and a Grammy among 35 major honors.

The cast features Dee Roscioli as Elphaba, Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda. “Wicked” has broken box office records in every city it has played, including Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Boston.

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Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

According to TicketNews’ exclusive weekly events rankings, Wicked was the hottest selling event on the secondary market for the week ending Sunday, June 12. Power scoring a 3.88, the popular Broadway production made it back to the leader position after a five week absence.

In Top Theater, “Wicked” led the list with a solid power score of 20.99, followed closely behind by “The Book of Mormon” (two, 16.79). At three was Les Miserables (6.06), “Jersey Boys” took four (4.92) and “War Horse” finished the week at five (4.73). Yet another Cirque production made it beyond the Vegas rankings, with Alegria in at six (3.55), followed by Billy Elliot (seven, 2.94), “Lion King” (eight, 2.67), Cirque’s “Zarkana” (nine, 2.67), and West Side Story (ten, 2.60).

Top Theater Events For The Week Ending 6/12/2011:

1. Wicked Tickets, Score 20.99
2. The Book Of Mormon Tickets, Score 16.79
3. Les Miserables Tickets, Score 6.06
4. Jersey Boys Tickets, Score 4.92
5. War Horse Tickets, Score 4.73
6. Cirque Du Soleil – Alegria Tickets, Score 3.55
7. Billy Elliot Tickets, Score 2.94
8. Lion King Tickets, Score 2.67
9. Cirque Du Soleil – Zarkana Tickets, Score 2.67
10. West Side Story Tickets, Score 2.60

{Via TicketNews.com}

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Monday, June 6th, 2011

Joe Mantello’s stage production of Wicked is a suspenseful story about appearances versus reality, and doing the right thing as opposed to what is popular.

Wicked is currently performing at Queen Elizabeth Theatre and playing thru Sunday, June 26, 2011.

Wicked is the untold story of the witches of Oz “long before Dorothy dropped in.”

Elphaba (Anne Brummel) and Glinda (Natalie Daradich) form an unlikely friendship on their journey to becoming the Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda the Good. Elphalba is gregarious, gifted, and green, while Glinda is pretty, petty, and popular. The two friends come to a collision course as they fall in love with the same man (Fiyero, played with easy charm by David Nathan Perlow) and find themselves on the opposite sides of a political struggle.

At the show’s opening, the elaborate set lit up with an enormous dragon that stretched the width of the stage, and Glinda the Good gliding down in an enormous silver bubble.

It’s present day, the wicked witch has been melted (not a spoiler if you’ve seen the Wizard of Oz) and Glinda has some questions to answer.

The story then jumps back in time to how Glinda and Elphaba first met, before either was born, then slowly forward to present day: moving through schools, the Emerald City, the palace of the Wizard of Oz, and the hideaway where Elphalba organizes a rebellion against the corrupt government.

The stage design is breathtaking, with large mechanical props, flying monkeys dangling from wires, alternating indoor and outdoor sets of schools, dorms, parks, and dungeons. With flying monkeys, wizards and witchcraft, talking goats, the set recreates the universe from Maguire’s book.

The animals are a key part of the Wicked drama: highly intelligent creatures, the animals in Oz are capable of speech and have no human masters or owners. Authorities, however, are working to robbing the animals of their speech capability and spreading the idea that animals are to be kept in cages.

Brummel is convincing as Elphalba, defiantly defending the animals in Oz, even as her activities lead her to be ostracized as the “wicked” witch of the West. Daradich was excellent as Glinda, who struggles with her desire to support her friend yet also keep her social status and popularity. Audiences are kept on edge whether Glinda help her friend, or continue being “good” merely in the eyes of the public.

Fans of the book may be disappointed to see that the musical often deviates from the original story. Some of the basic plot points remain in tact, but the political edge has disappeared, the characters are far more light-hearted. The relationships between the characters and their histories have been altered or mixed up, and wraps up with a crowd-pleasing ending — Glinda and Elphalba are happily reunited, with Glinda becoming the new ruler of Oz. It’s a big departure from the original story, which shows Elphalba’s near-certain death at Dorothy’s hands.

{Via VancouverObserver.com}

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Monday, June 6th, 2011

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2009, Wicked, Broadway’s biggest blockbuster will return to Nashville’s Tennessee Performing Arts Center, October 19 through November 6, 2011. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 17 and are available at the TPAC box office at 505 Deaderick Street (downtown) or the new Satellite box office in the Mall at Green Hills, located at the mall’s concierge desk, near J. Crew and Express.

Based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked, winner of 35 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.

Wicked Tennessee Performing Arts Center Performance Timings:
Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m
Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m
Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m
Sundays at 1:00 p.m and 6:30 p.m

“We are delighted to bring back Wicked as a special this season,” said Kathleen O’Brien, President and Chief Executive Officer. “When Wicked was here just two years ago the mega-hit was our biggest box office success of all time. Audiences were completely enchanted by this production and since then we have so many requests for a return engagement. And Wicked has such a far reach that not only draws from the local area but also from the surrounding states, so its impact on Nashville and Tennessee is huge. Folks just love its spectacular look and feel, Stephen Schwartz’s music, and the fascinating story about the journey of characters re-imagined in Gregory Maguire’s novel. We do expect to sell out again and urge anyone who wants to see the show to purchase their tickets right away.”

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Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Wicked will be visiting Peoria, IL for 24 performances from October 12 to 30, 2011.

New season tickets for the Peoria Civic Center’s 2010-2011 Broadway Theater Series go on sale Monday, June 6, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office or by phone at 309-673-3200. Season ticket holders receive the first opportunity to purchase the best available seats, discounts on ticket prices, and advance notice on theatrical events at the Peoria Civic Center.

Patrons that visit the Peoria Civic Center Box Office to purchase their new season tickets between 10 a.m. and noon on June 6 will be able to take advantage of one-on-one personal service with Civic Center Box Office staff and complimentary light refreshments.

Marc Burnett, Director of Marketing and Theater Booking, states, “The Peoria Civic Center is proud to be the location of the downstate premier of Wicked. This may be our best season in years, with truly something for everyone. Five shows of this caliber for under $300 is big city entertainment at a small town price tag.”

The season kicks off with Wicked on October 12-30, 2011, with 24 performances. On Broadway and around the world, Wickedhas worked its magic on critics and audiences alike. Winner of 35 major awards, including and Grammy and three Tony Awards, Wicked is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” and “the defining musical of the decade” (The New York Times).

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Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Dee Roscioli joins the cast of Wicked as Elphaba on Tuesday June 7 at the Orpheum Theater in Omaha, NE.

She recently completed her run as Elphaba in “Wicked” on Broadway, after closing the record-breaking Chicago production and performing the role in San Francisco. Wicked runs through June 12 at the Orpheum Theater.

Dee Roscioli joins the cast of Wicked as Elphaba

Dee Roscioli joins the cast of Wicked as Elphaba

Roscioli has played Elphaba in more performances than any other actress – more than 1,000 performances and counting. She recently completed her run as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway, after closing the record-breaking Chicago production and performing the role in San Francisco. Additional NY credits include The 24-Hour Musicals, Therapy Rocks (NYMF). Nat’l tour: Cats (Grizabella). She recently did a workshop of Bobby Cronin’s Welcome to My Life, and Liberty.

Roscioli joins a cast that includes Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda, Randy Danson as Madame Morrible and Mark Jacoby as the Wizard.

The company also features Justin Brill (Boq), Stefanie Brown (Nessarose), Colin Hanlon (Fiyero), Paul Slade Smith (Dr. Dillamond), and Mariand Torres (Standby for Elphaba) with Lauren Boyd, Rick Desloge, Emily Ferranti, Melanie Field, Luis Augusto Figueroa, Dominic Giudici, Napoleon W. Gladney, Brenda Hamilton, Spencer Jones, Renee Lawless-Orsini, Philip Dean Lightstone, Marissa Lupp, Corey Mach, Yanira Marin, Sterling Masters, Alli McGinnis, Kevin McMahon, Christopher Russo, Adam Sanford, Adea Michelle Sessoms, Carla Stickler, Brandon Tyler, Shanna VanDerwerker and Bud Weber.

The Omaha engagement of WICKED is currently running through June 12 at the Orpheum Theater. Good seats are still available. Buy Wicked Omaha NE Tickets Online. Use Code AFF$10 to Get $10 OFF on Wicked Orpheum Theatre Omaha Ticket Orders over $350! We hope that you enjoy your Wicked experience.

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