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Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Wicked celebrates its landmark 5th birthday to night (Tuesday 27 September 2011) at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre. Wicked grossed £145 million at the box office.

Wicked premiered on 27 September 2006 (with previews from 7 September) in one of the busiest ever years for West End musical openings. Avenue Q; Cabaret; Caroline, or Change; Daddy Cool; Dirty Dancing; Evita; Porgy and Bess; Monty Python’s Spamalot; The Sound of Music and Sunday in The Park with George also all opened that year. With the 9 July 2011 closure of Dirty Dancing, Wicked has outlasted all of these shows and its popularity is greater than ever.

Wicked musical show is the ninth longest running musical currently playing in the West End alongwith Les Miserables (1), The Phantom of the Opera (2), Blood Brothers (3), Chicago* (4), Mamma Mia! (5), Disney’s The Lion King (6), We Will Rock You (7) and Billy Elliot (8) and the 18th longest running West End musical of all time alongwith Les Miserables (1), The Phantom of the Opera (2), Blood Brothers (3), Cats (4), Starlight Express (5), Chicago* (6), Buddy (7), Mamma Mia! (8), Disney’s The Lion King (9), The Black & White Minstrel Show (10), Miss Saigon (11), Jesus Christ Superstar (original production) (12), Me & My Girl (revival) (13), We Will Rock You (14), Evita (original production) (15), Oliver! (original production) (16) and Billy Elliot (17).

In December 2010, it became the first West End show to gross more than £1 million at the box office in a single week. Michael McCabe, executive producer for Wicked in the UK, commented: “This is an incredible landmark for all of us involved in Wicked and we couldn’t be more delighted to have become such a popular, long-running hit. We are also proud that our continued success has enabled us to support so many charitable projects though our on-going ‘For Good’ programme. Our heartfelt thanks go to every single person who is part of this extraordinary production and to the millions of theatregoers who have been so supportive of the show since our very first performance five years ago.”

Wicked London production is now booking through 27 October 2012 at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Buy Wicked Apollo Victoria Theatre Tickets Online. Use Code TNFALLSAVE5 to Get 5% OFF on Orders over $75.00!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, Wicked will be returning to Jacksonville at the Times-Union Center’s Moran Theater from January 4 to 22, 2012 for 24 performances. Wicked broke box office records and sold out in record time in 2009. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Sunday, October 16th. Wicked Jacksonville FL Tickets are on sale online now if you do not want to stand in big lines.

“I’m delighted to announce the return of Wicked for Jacksonville. It will be a thrill for our audiences to experience the excitement that Wicked will bring once again to the Moran Theater at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts,” said The Artist Series Executive Director, Milt Russos. “This is a show that the entire family can enjoy. The producers of Wicked deserve kudos for making such a high-quality show available for the national tour.”

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Wicked Times Union Ctr Perf Arts Moran Theater Performance Schedule:
January 4 – 7:30pm
January 5 – 1:30pm & 7:30pm
January 6 – 8:00pm
January 7 – 2:00pm & 8:00pm
January 8 – 1:30pm & 7:00pm
January 10 – 7:30pm
January 11 – 7:30pm
January 12 – 7:30pm
January 13 – 8:00pm
January 14 – 2:00pm & 8:00pm
January 15 – 1:30pm & 7:00pm
January 17 – 7:30pm
January 18 – 7:30pm
January 19 – 7:30pm
January 20 – 8:00pm
January 21 – 2:00pm & 8:00pm
January 22 – 1:30pm & 7:00pm

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman, Wicked, the untold story of the witches of Oz, is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and features musical staging by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento. 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.

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Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Wicked is currently performing at Fabulous Fox Theatre-ga in Atlanta. The company of the first North American tour of Wicked welcomes Mamie Parris as Elphaba on Tuesday, October 4 in Atlanta, GA.

Mamie Parris Joins Wicked as Elphaba

Mamie Parris Joins Wicked as Elphaba

Parris joins Wicked directly from the First National Tour of 9 To 5 The Musical as Judy Bernly (Jane Fonda in the iconic film). Broadway: Ragtime (recent revival), The Drowsy Chaperone, Roundabout’s 110 In the Shade. Other credits include: First National Tour of Legally Blonde the Musical, Drama Desk-winning Off-Broadway musical See Rock City… And Other Destinations (The Transport Group), Chicago at the Macau International Music Festival in China, two holiday tours with Kenny Rogers and numerous regional productions.

Parris joins a cast that includes Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda, Alma Cuervo 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, Megan Campanile, Antonette Cohen, Rick Desloge, Melanie Field, Luis Augusto Figueroa, Timothy A. Fitz-Gerald, Dominic Giudici, Napoleon W. Gladney, Brenda Hamilton, Renee Lawless-Orsini, Philip Dean Lightstone, Marissa Lupp, Michael Mahany, Sterling Masters, Alli McGinnis, Kevin McMahon, Christopher Russo, Adea Michelle Sessoms, Carla Stickler, Brandon Tyler, Shanna VanDerwerker, Nicky Venditti and Mikey Winslow.

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Gina Beck and Matt Willis are to join the London company of Wicked as Glinda and Fiyero, respectively, and Desmond Barrit is to return as the Wizard, beginning performances Dec. 12.

Gina Beck and Matt Willis to Join Wicked

Gina Beck and Matt Willis to Join Wicked

The pair are joined in the cast by Lillie Flynn as Nessarose, Christopher Howell as Doctor Dillamond and Adam Pettigrew as Boq. Desmond Barrit, who first starred in Wicked in 2008, returns to the role of The Wizard.

Rachel Tucker, who won this year’s Award for Best Take Over in a Role will, as previously reported, remain in the role of Elphaba. Julie Legrand also stays on as Madame Morrible.

Beck, who is currently appearing on the London stage in The Belle’s Stratagem at Southwark Playhouse, recently finished a two-year run starring as Christine Daaé in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera at London’s Her Majesty’s Theatre. She made her debut in 2006 as Cosette in Les Miserables and performed in the show’s 25th anniversary celebrations at The O2 last year.

Matt Willis came to prominence as a member of the BRIT Award-winning band Busted and has subsequently appeared on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!. Trained at the Sylvia Young Theatre School, he made his West End debut in Flashdance and has recently appeared in the UK tour of Footloose.

Barrit previously starred in Wicked in 2008/9. He recently played Falstaff in Henry IV Parts One and Two for peter Hall at the Bath Theatre Royal.

Wicked has now played over 2000 performances and celebrates five years in the West End on 27 September 2011. The Broadway musical, which opened in London on 27 September 2006 (previews from 6 September), tells the “untold story” of the Witches of Oz – popular blonde Glinda, aka the Good Witch of the North, and her spin-victim friend Elphaba – who were both immortalised in the 1939 film classic The Wizard of Oz.

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

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Wicked Musical will be returning to Atlanta on Sept. 14, for the performamnces in Fox Theatre for a four-week stay. Wicked will be playing through October 09, 2011.

The adaptation of Gregory Maguire’s 1995 novel “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West” last packed the Fox for a month-long run in 2008 and tours nearly 20 cities per year. Its supremacy on Broadway also remains steadfast – for the week ending Sept. 4, the show that turns eight next month played to 94.5 percent capacity crowds and grossed $1.6 million, according to The Broadway League.

The appeal of “Wicked” – which unravels the story of how the “The Wizard of Oz’s” Wicked Witch of the West (Elphaba) became evil and Glinda (initially Galinda) was anointed the Good Witch of the North – likely has something to do with its theme of alienation, which Jacoby thinks is especially relatable among young women.

Also, the cast will host the cabaret performance “Our Wicked, Wicked Ways” to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26. $35 (general admission) and $75 (VIP). Recommended for 18 and older. 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th St., Atlanta.

Wicked Musical will be performing at Fabulous Fox Theatre-ga (660 Peachtree St Ne, Atlanta, Georgia 30305) thorugh Wednesday October 09, 2011. Fabulous Fox Theatre-ga with the Capacity of 4,678 Seats, Wicked Musical Tickets selling like hot cakes. Buy Wicked Atlanta GA Tickets Online, Use Code AFF$10 to Get $10 off on Orders over $350!

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

The Broadway musical Wicked has extended its booking period through to 1 Jul 2012. The musical opened at the Gershwin Theatre on 30 Oct 2003, following previews from 8 Oct 2003.

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 currently features *Teal Wicks(Elphaba), **Katie Rose Clarke (Glinda), Tom McGowan (The Wizard), Kathy Fitzgerald (Madame Morrible), Richard H. Blake (Fiyero), Cristy Cand (Nessarose), Tom Flynn (Doctor Dillamond) and Etai Benshlomo (Boq). Jackie Burns as Elphaba from 27 Sep and Chandra Lee Schwartz as Glinda from 27 Sep.

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.

The production is now booking through 1 Jul 2012 at Gershwin Theatre. Buy Wicked Gershwin Theatre Tickets Online. Use Code AFF$10 to Get $10 OFF on Wicked New York NY Ticket Orders over $350!

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Despite a lackluster economy and soaring unemployment the musical “Wicked” is still defying gravity.

On its third pass through Pittsburgh as a presentation of PNC Broadway Across America — Pittsburgh the show has already sold all but a few tickets for its four-week run at the Benedum Center, Downtown.

The Broadway production continues to sell out most performances, eight years after its debut. The two national tours and four international companies have similar success.

Gregory Maguire’s dark, contrarian tale turns the Oz you thought you knew inside out, exposing the politics, prejudice and personalities of Frank L. Baum’s Ozians in a not-so-merry-old land of Oz.

Dorothy is a minor, off-stage presence in this story that focuses on the coming of age and dawning rivalries between Elphaba (AKA the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda (the good witch) that took place long before Dorothy Gale dropped her Kansas farm house on Elphaba’s sister, Nessarose.

Stephen Schwartz’s intense, soaring music and lyrics allow characters to vent their emotions in ways that connect with audiences. Not everything is perfect, of course.

In the first half Natalie Daradich’s Glinda is more stridently than comedicaly annoying and her perkiness wears thin fast. You do grow to feel sympathy for her more mature and resigned second act adult personality.

As the third point in the love triangle David Nathan Perlow’s appealing Fiyero makes the greatest journey from arch playboy to committed revolutionary.

Winnie Holzman’s stage adaptation of Maguire’s novel streamlines the story so that it’s accessible without dumbing it down or eliminating Maguire’s more serious messages. Moreover “Wicked” continues to deliver value for the money.

The producers and creative team have bejeweled and bedazzled the story with an overlay of glittery, glowing candy for the eye and ear. More importantly it’s a well-maintained production that holds up despite its time on the road.

Set designer Eugene Lee, lighting designer Kenneth Posner and costume designer Susan Hilferty create an lavish alternate universe that alternates between turning ominous cogs and wheels of clockwork gadgetry and the upbeat sparkle of a brightly antiseptic yet splendiferous greenified Emerald City.

Treachery, betrayal, love triangles and political skullduggery thrive against a background of menacing cogs and wheels while a humungous red-eyed dragon hovers over the proceedings.

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Sunday, September 4th, 2011

The blockbuster musical “Wicked” is making its third appearance in Detroit over the holidays this year December 2011. Wicked will be returning to Detroit on December 07 and plays through December 31, 2011. This is a return engagement at Detroit Opera House of the hit show. The production consistently sells out across North America.

Wicked is all 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.

Wicked will be performing until Saturday, December 31, 2011 at Detroit Opera House. Buy Wicked Detroit Michigan Tickets Online, Use Code AFF$10 to Get $10 off on Orders over $350!

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

The splendiferous Emerald City rises again as Wicked returns for a third stay at the Benedum Center as a presentation of PNC Broadway Across America – Pittsburgh. Wicked will start the performances at Benedum Center on Wednsday, September 07, 2011 and continues through Sunday, October 02, 2011.

The show has proved wildly popular on Broadway where it still plays to full houses eight years after its debut and on the road where it has broken box-office records in every city that the national tour has played.

This blockbuster Broadway musical wraps visual spectacle and a smart songbook of Stephen Schwartz’s music around Gregory Maguire’s dark, contrarian tale of the politics, prejudices and personalities in a not-so-merry-old land of Oz.

Given the darkness and complexity of the subject matter and the length of the performance (2 hours and 45 minutes), it’s not appropriate for those younger than 8.

Wicked Benedum Center Performance Schedule:
Tuesdays to Thursdays – 7:30 p.m
Fridays – 8 p.m.
Saturdays – 2 and 8 p.m.
Sundays – 1 and 6:30 p.m
Thursday September 08 – 1 p.m.

Wicked runs until October 02, 2011 at the Benedum Center. Buy Wicked Pittsburgh PA Tickets Online, Use Code AFF$10 to Get $10 off on Orders over $350!

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Wicked musical is currently performing at Mortensen Hall Bushnell Theatre in Hartford, CT and Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg, MB Canada. From here the Wicked Musical Tour moves to Pittsburgh PA and Atlanta GA.

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.

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