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Monday, August 29th, 2011

The national tour of the blockbuster musical, Wicked is currently performing at Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Ave. Hartford. This is a return engagement at the Bushnell of the hit show, now in its eighth year on Broadway, and still the top-grossing show there.

The back story of the Wicked Witch of the West (Elphaba) from “The Wizard of Oz,” based on Gregory Maguire’s fanciful book and her relationship with Glinda, the Good Witch.

All the bells, whistles and flying monkeys are here. Solid performing throughout — especially Dee Roscioli as Elphaba and Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda. Roscioli has the right dry take to deliver Winnie Holzman’s sardonic lines for the outcast character. She also has the pipes to deliver the emotionally rich big notes that composer Stephen Schwartz sprinkles throughout the show. Cooper is a hoot as the self-centered Glinda but also goes deeper as we see the character grow from good-time girl to someone with a moral center. Nice jobs, too, by Randy Danson as Madame Morrible, Mark Jacoby as the Wizard (has the role ever been as well sung?) and Colin Hanlon as Fiyero.

Read the complete review Via {courant.com}

Wicked runs until September 11, 2011 at the Mortensen Hall Bushnell Theatre. Buy Wicked Hartford CT Tickets Online, Use Code AFF$10 to Get $10 off on Orders over $350!

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Monday, August 29th, 2011

Broadway Mega Hit Musical, Wicked’s main cast Teal Wicks and Katie Rose Clarke will be replaced by Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz. Direct from the show’s first national tour, Burns and Schwartz will join the Broadway company on September 27 for their roles as Elphaba and Glinda respectively.

Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz to join Wicked Broadway company

Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz to join Wicked Broadway company

Jackie Burns has appeared on Broadway in Hair as part of the “Black Boys” trio. Off-Broadway, she was in the original company of Rock of Ages and appeared in Unlock’d at New York Musical Theatre Festival. Her regional credits include Grand Night For Singing and more.

Chandra Lee Schwartz appeared on Broadway in Gypsy with Bernadette Peters, and in the Las Vegas production of Hairspray. Other credits include Disney’s High School Musical; Nerds, the Musical; Copacabana and the NYMF production of But I’m a Cheerleader.

Burns and Schwartz will join a company that currently features Richard H. Blake as Fiyero, Kathy Fitzgerald as Madame Morrible, Tom McGowan as The Wizard, Etai BenShlomo as Boq, Cristy Candler as Nessarose and Tom Flynn as Dr. Dillamond.

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Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Wicked Tour will be visiting Tempe, Arizona again in the month of February 2012.

In case you missed the Tucson run of “Wicked” last winter, or if you saw the show and you’re just dying to see it again, it’s returning to Arizona in the upcoming schedule.

“Wicked,” the phenomenally successful Broadway musical that tells the story of what happened before Dorothy dropped into Oz, returns to ASU Gammage next spring. Performances start Feb. 15 and continue through March 11, 2012, at Gammage, located on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University.

Tickets go on sale Nov. 28 through ASU Gammage. Wicked runs from February 15 to March 11, 2012 at ASU Gammage Auditorium. Buy Wicked Tempe AZ Tickets Online, Use Code AFF$10 to Get $10 off on Orders over $350!

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Sunday, August 21st, 2011

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held daily for the touring produyction of the musical Wicked which will play Hartford’s Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts Aug. 24 to Sept. 11.

Each day, 2½ hours prior to show time, people who present themselves at the theater’s box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum and then 30 minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only.

This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person.

Wicked runs until September 11, 2011 at the Mortensen Hall Bushnell Theatre. Buy Wicked Hartford CT Tickets Online, Use Code AFF$10 to Get $10 off on Orders over $350!

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Thursday, August 11th, 2011

The Broadway smash-hit musical Wicked is taking over TCU Place for the next two weeks, and CTV Saskatoon got a sneak peak backstage, as crews worked to put the million-dollar set together for the show.

Nearly eight kilometers of cable is fed through a maze of a stage with enough power to supply about 12 homes. And it’s all for the dazzle of a Broadway blockbuster.

Erica Norgaard, the Wicked company manager, says the sets are massive, but necessary. “It takes us two and a half days to set up. We travel 13 trucks; we hire about 100 people locally to come help us set up this thing today. It’s huge, it’s a huge spectacle.”

The production consistently sells out across North America, and its reviews have been little short of perfect. Critics have said what makes the show so appealing is the modern story-line beneath its fairytale appearance.

“It’s about the green witch, Elphaba, the good witch Glinda, and how they meet and why she becomes the wicked witch of the west and it’s about their friendship. So it’s a really great story about friendship and judging people by the colour of their skin since she’s green,” says Norgaard.

{Via CTV Saskatoon}

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Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Wicked Tour will be visiting Peoria, IL from October 12 to October 30, 2011. Box office Tickets were on sale Thursday morning at Peoria Civic Center.

More than 150 people lined up Thursday inside the Peoria Civic Center to get first dibs on tickets for the Broadway musical Wicked, which will play at the Peoria Civic Center for 24 performances in October.

Wicked Peoria Civic Center Tickets

Several people waiting for Wicked Peoria Civic Center Tickets


A pair of sisters showed up by 2 a.m. to wait for the tickets, which started selling just before 7 a.m.

“We thought there was going to be a lot more people in line, and we got here and I’m like, ‘Yeah I’m a geek now,” said Crystal Michael, 21, of Chillicothe, who came with her 18-year-old sister.

Crystal Michael spent $174 on two tickets. Prices ranged from $42 to $127 per ticket, depending on the seats.

Several people waiting in line said they wanted to see the Wicked show, because it would provide more background to the characters in the “Wizard of Oz” movie, of which the show is partly based on.

Wicked will be performing through October 30, 2011 for 24 performances in Peoria Civic Center Theatre. Do not worry if you could not get the tickets from Peoria Civic Center Theatre box office, even you need not wait in the long lines. Buy Wicked Peoria IL Tickets Online, also Use Code AFF$10 to Get $10 OFF on Orders over $350!

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Monday, August 8th, 2011

On Saturday, a day after Maddox turned 10, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt treated their eldest to a matinee performance of Wicked. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s plan, as they took their brood out in London today to see the West End smash hit musical Wicked. The family had clearly fallen under the production’s spell too, and were seen beaming broadly as they left Victoria’s Apollo Theatre to get a car back to their base in Richmond.

Daughter Shiloh, five, in particular seemed smitten by the show, and left clutching a cute winged monkey, a stuffed toy version of one of the show’s fantastical characters. She and Maddox were joined by sister Zahara, six, and Pax, seven with three-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne deemed a bit too young for the afternoon’s entertainment.

Brad, 47, however was far more casual in a dark indigo shirt, denim jeans and black boots. He had taken some time out from filming his latest movie World War Z in London to join his family for the matinee performance.

Angelina, 36, looked rather dressed up considering. Angelina certainly wants to make sure her children are seeing all the sights London has to offer, and last week, took them to the city’s Aquarium while Brad was busy.

The cast members were said to be delighted to have the famous family come to see their Wizard of Oz themed show. ‘There was definitely a big excitement backstage! Everyone was on a high,’ a Wicked cast member told Us Weekly. The family did not sit in a VIP box but sat in the orchestra area and were surrounded by a few empty, reserved seats to maintain their privacy. ‘They were very happy and quite quiet,’ the cast member said of the Jolie-Pitts. ‘The children seemed fascinated by the spectacle.’

The family are currently living in Richmond, west London, renting a lavish £10million home while Brad finishes filming. Angelina has already been seen popping into a toy shop in Richmond to buy her children presents, including water pistols and pretend money. Brad is in the capital filming his new zombie movie, World War Z. He is also producing the film, an adaption of Max Brooks’s novel.

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Kids Images at Victoria’s Apollo Theatre:

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Kids at Victoria's Apollo Theatre

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Kids at Victoria's Apollo Theatre


Brad, Angelina had been to Victoria's Apollo Theatre for the Matinee Performance

Brad, Angelina had been to Victoria's Apollo Theatre for the Matinee Performance


Brad and Angelina were beaming as they herded their happy brood to a waiting car

Brad and Angelina were beaming as they herded their happy brood to a waiting car


Brad and Angelina with Kids coming out at Apollo Victoria Theatre

Brad and Angelina with Kids coming out at Apollo Victoria Theatre


Fans click their Cameras to catch Brad and Angelina with Kids

Fans click their Cameras to catch Brad and Angelina with Kids


Back to Richmond, west London where they Live in a Lavish £10million Home

Back to Richmond, west London where they Live in a Lavish £10million Home


Brad Angelina family enjoyed their afternoon at the theatre at the Apollo in Victoria

Brad Angelina family enjoyed their afternoon at the theatre at the Apollo in Victoria

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Thursday, August 4th, 2011

After finishing out of No.1 for three consecutive months, the long-running hit musical Wicked regains the top on TicketNews’ exclusive events rankings for July 2011.

Although no stranger to the top of the rankings, “Wicked” is the fourth event to fill the No. 1 slot in as many months. Previously the Top Event for June, Paul McCartney’s summer tour stayed strong in July with a fourth-place finish.

TicketNews’ Monthly Top Events for July 1-31, 2011

Ranking   Event Power Score
1   “Wicked” Tickets 3.42
2   Taylor Swift Tickets 2.82
3   “The Book of Mormon” Tickets 2.81
4   Paul McCartney Tickets 2.16
5   Sade & John Legend Tickets 1.65
6   Manchester United Tickets 1.41
7   Katy Perry Tickets 1.33
8   Boston Red Sox Tickets 1.31
9   “Cirque du Soleil – Alegria” Tickets 1.27
10   U2 Tickets 1.20
11   Journey, Foreigner & Night Ranger Tickets 1.18
12   New York Yankees Tickets 1.18
13   Adele Tickets 1.15
14   “Les Miserables” Tickets 1.06
15   Britney Spears & Nicki Minaj Tickets 1.03
16   Maroon 5 & Train Tickets 1.01
17   “Cirque du Soleil – Zarkana” Tickets 1.00
18   Celine Dion Tickets 0.99
19   “Jersey Boys” Tickets 0.96
20   Selena Gomez Tickets 0.86

 

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Wicked West End has announced that Rachel Tucker will continue in her starring role as Elphaba into 2012. Julie Legrand (Madame Morrible), Nikki Davis-Jones (Standby Elphaba) and Chloe Taylor (Standby Glinda) are also all continuing in their roles.

Rachel Tucker as Elphaba in Wicked London

Rachel Tucker as Elphaba in Wicked London


UK Executive Producer Michael McCabe said: “Since first joining our cast in March 2010, Rachel has thrilled audiences and critics alike with her powerful and passionate performance as Elphaba. We are all absolutely thrilled that Rachel has now decided to continue leading the company with her extraordinary professionalism and great dedication to the role – we couldn’t be more proud of her success”.

Louise Dearman (Glinda), Mark Evans (Fiyero), Clive Carter (The Wizard), Julian Forsyth (Dr Dillamond), Zoe Rainey (Nessarose) and Ben Stott (Boq) will all play their final performances on Saturday 10 December 2011.

Wicked recently celebrated its landmark 2000th performance at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. This “hugely popular musical” (The Times) has now been seen by almost 4 million people and grossed in excess of £135 million at the UK Box Office since its West End premiere in 2006.

The production is now booking through 27 October 2012 at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG. Buy Wicked Apollo Victoria Theatre Tickets Online. Use Code AFF$10 to Get $10 OFF on Wicked London, United Kingdom Ticket Orders over $350!

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Wicked returns to Cincinnati OH in November 2011. After breaking box office records during its last visit to the Procter and Gamble Hall at Aronoff Center, Wicked, Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, will return to Cincinnati as part of the fifth third bank broadway in Cincinnati.

Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Friday, August 26 at 9:00 a.m. and may be purchased from an authorized ticket agent in person at the Broadway in Cincinnati Box Office downtown in the Mercantile Center at 120 East 4th Street. Wicked Procter and Gamble Hall at Aronoff Center performances start on November 02, 2011 and continue through November 26, 2011.

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) and features musical staging by Tony® Award winner Wayne Cilento (Aida, The Who’s Tommy, How To Succeed…).

“We are overjoyed to celebrate the return of Wicked to Cincinnati this November”, said Broadway in Cincinnati General Manager, Genevieve Miller. “This spectacular show is an audience favorite with immense appeal, and we look forward to this title bringing a spirit of excitement to downtown Cincinnati and the Tri-State area. We’re all looking forward to experiencing the thrill of Wicked again.”

Wicked Procter and Gamble Hall at Aronoff Center Schedule:
Tuesdays-Fridays at 8:00PM
Saturdays at 2:00PM and 8:00PM
Sundays at 1:00PM and 6:30PM
Thursday, November 3rd at 1:00PM
Monday, November 21 at 8:00PM
Friday, November 25th at 1:00PM

Wicked will be performing till November 26, 2011 at Procter and Gamble Hall at Aronoff Center. Buy Wicked Cincinnati OH Tickets, Use Code AFF$10 to Get $10 OFF on Orders over $350!

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