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Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Wicked the Broadway musical again returns to Des Moines Civic Center in Des Moines (221 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA 50309) Wednesday, October 30, 2013. Wicked will be here for only 2 weeks with 16 performances till November 10, 2013.

Wicked Musical Tour in Des Moines

Wicked Musical Tour in Des Moines

Back by “Popular” demand. Variety calls Wicked “a cultural phenomenon,” and when it first played Des Moines, it broke box office records and sold out in record time. Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, Wicked is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times).

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Wicked Des Moines Civic Center Schedule:
Tuesdays to Fridays – 7:30 PM
Saturdays – 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Sundays – 1:00 PM and 6:30 PM

Nearly 100 people worked for 13 trucks full of stage equipment for the musical Wicked. It’s the untold story of the witches of Oz. It took about 30 hours to set up the stage for the Des Moines production. The set includes about 175-thousand pounds of scenery which uses about five miles of cable to automate it.

Wicked at Des Moines Civic Center

Wicked at Des Moines Civic Center

“It’s one of the closest replicas to a Broadway show that there is,” says stage manager David O’Brien. “The producers and the creative staff really maintain the show to a point where we’re really seeing a Broadway quality show.”

Wicked national tour will be in Des Moines IA for only 2 weeks from October 30 to November 10, 2013. Hurry to GET your Wicked Des Moines Civic Center Tickets before sell out completely.

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Wicked Broadway Musical grossed $1,693,555 and had an attendance rate of 98.9%, about 0.4% more than that of the previous week. The 30 shows on the boards grossed $23,158,296, improving around 0.06% from the previous week’s totals.

Below are the Top 10 Grosses from BroadwayWorld.com for the week ending October 27 2013.

1. The Lion King – (MINSKOFF) $1,798,361
2. The Book Of Mormon – (EUGENE O’NEILL) $1,733,532
3. Wicked – (GERSHWIN) $1,693,555
4. Kinky Boots – (AL HIRSCHFELD) $1,651,626
5. Motown: The Musical – (LUNT-FONTANNE) $1,425,902
6. Matilda – (SHUBERT) $1,176,019
7. Betrayal – (ETHEL BARRYMORE) $1,103,682
8. The Phantom Of The Opera – (MAJESTIC) $960,578
9. Pippin – (MUSIC BOX) $904,108
10. Jersey Boys – (AUGUST WILSON) $869,462

{Via BroadwayWorld.com}

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Friday, October 25th, 2013

The director is a catalyst for collaboration in any Broadway show. WICKED’s director, Joe Mantello, worked closely with the creative team to establish a unifying vision, craft the show’s universe, and guide the production to its opening night and beyond. Explore the director’s perspective in this final installment of the Behind the Emerald Curtain video series.

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Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Wicked Broadway Musical grossed $1,719,816 and had an attendance rate of 98.5%, about 1.2% less than that of the previous week. The 28 shows on the boards grossed $24,038,298, slipping around 0.54% from the previous week’s totals.

Below are the Top 13 Grosses from BroadwayWorld.com for the week ending October 20, 2013.

1. The Lion King – (MINSKOFF) $1,804,890
2. The Book Of Mormon – (EUGENE O’NEILL) $1,767,297
3. Wicked – (GERSHWIN) $1,719,816
4. Kinky Boots – (AL HIRSCHFELD) $1,669,794
5. Motown: The Musical – (LUNT-FONTANNE) $1,464,583
6. Matilda – (SHUBERT) $1,278,480
7. Betrayal – (ETHEL BARRYMORE) $1,250,565
8. The Phantom Of The Opera – (MAJESTIC) $1,044,707
9. Jersey Boys – (AUGUST WILSON) $967,800
10. Pippin – (MUSIC BOX) $957,303
11. Mamma Mia! – (WINTER GARDEN) $894,941
12. Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark – (FOXWOODS) $856,976
13. Big Fish – (NEIL SIMON) $841,498

{Via BroadwayWorld.com}

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Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Jennifer DiNoia, who is defying gravity as the star of Wicked at Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium Music Hall, enjoys being green. DiNoia plays Elphaba in the blockbuster musical and has taken on the role in five different companies of the high-flying show.

Wicked behind-the-scenes look by kctv5.com – Watch the Video Below:

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Wicked is in town until Oct. 27. Buy Wicked Kansas City MO Tickets before they go on Sale completely.

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Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Wicked second national tour is currently stop in Kansas City, Missouri and performing through October 27, 2013 at Music Hall Kansas City (301 West 13th St., Kansas City, Missouri 64105).

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41 Action News Meteorologist Kalee Dionne goes behind the scenes of Wicked the musical and met Kansas City native Hayley Podschun, who plays the lead role of Glinda – watch the Video below:

Podschun attended Blue Valley High School and her parents still reside in Overland Park.

Wicked musical will be playing at Wicked Music Hall Kansas City for one more week through Sunday October 27, 2013. Buy Wicked Kansas City MO Tickets before they go on Sale completely.

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Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Wicked second national tour is currently performing at Music Hall Kansas City (301 West 13th St., Kansas City, Missouri 64105) through October 27, 2013.

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Broadway’s meticulous ‘Wicked’ electrifies its Kansas City audience – Reviewed By Robert Trussell, HispanicBusiness.com.

Big Broadway shows that tour for ever and ever are built on templates that guarantee one thing above all else — that the audience gets exactly what it wants. That was certainly the case Thursday night at the Music Hall Kansas City, where the road company of “Wicked” had the audience on its feet before the curtain call.

This touring production of “Wicked” looks and sounds like the first company that played Kansas City a few years ago. The meticulously crafted and inventively designed show works like precision machinery, providing visceral laughs and excretions of sentimentality at specific moments to tug the audience along, no matter where or when you see it. The director, Joe Mantello, has a long, lucrative history of creating hits.

As the show unfolds, it explains the creation of the Tin Woodsman and the Scarecrow, the significance of the ruby slippers and lets us see Nessarose, Elphaba’s younger sister who becomes the Wicked Witch of the East before she meets her demise beneath a falling Kansas farmhouse. We also meet the Wizard, a flimflam man who, it turns out, is stunned to discover his unknown connection to Elphaba. Much of this is inherently amusing and delivered with appreciable wit.

Of chief interest in this production to local audiences is the presence of Hayley Podschun, an experienced Broadway actress who grew up in Overland Park. I’d never seen Podschun in a principal role before and she delivers a superior comic performance, full of spontaneous moments and inventive surprises. She exhibits a sharp instinct for physical humor and possesses a stunning voice.

Her counterpart is Jennifer DiNoia, who handles the role of Elphaba with a strong stage presence and a powerful set of pipes. She makes the character’s inner sorrow and anger palpable, thus anchoring the show with a respectable degree of dramatic weight.

To nitpick is a critic’s prerogative and I still find this show too long, with a score that turns to hyper-melodrama when a memorable melody can’t be found.

That said, “Popular” is a fine musical-comedy number and the blistering “No Good Deed” is a high point of Act 2.

Read the complete review {Via HispanicBusiness.com}

Wicked musical will be in Kansas City MO for only 3-weeks through October 27, 2013. From here the second national touring production will be moving to Des Moines, IA where Wicked will be performing at Des Moines Civic Center from October 30 to November 10, 2013.

Wicked Music Hall Kansas City Tickets are Selling fast online. Buy Wicked Kansas City MO Tickets before they sell out completely.

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Wicked Broadway Musical grossed $1,543,608 and had an attendance rate of 92.1%, about 2.8% more than that of the previous week. The 28 shows on the boards grossed $21,422,658, improving around 9.19% from the previous week’s totals.

Below are the Top 13 Grosses from BroadwayWorld.com for the week ending October 06, 2013.

1. The Book Of Mormon – (EUGENE O’NEILL) $1,760,259
2. The Lion King – (MINSKOFF) $1,722,720
3. Kinky Boots – (AL HIRSCHFELD) $1,629,721
4. Wicked – (GERSHWIN) $1,543,608
5. Motown: The Musical – (LUNT-FONTANNE) $1,394,785
6. Matilda – (SHUBERT) $1,170,047
7. Betrayal – (ETHEL BARRYMORE) $1,100,818
8. Pippin – (MUSIC BOX) $894,252
9. Jersey Boys – (AUGUST WILSON) $889,467
10. The Phantom Of The Opera – (MAJESTIC) $850,637
11. Mamma Mia! – (WINTER GARDEN) $768,298
12. Newsies – (NEDERLANDER) $676,380
13. The Trip To Bountiful – (STEPHEN SONDHEIM) $673,002

{Via BroadwayWorld.com}

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Sunday, October 6th, 2013

The sad news for the week is that The hilarious Book of Mormon Musical will be ending its run at the Bank of America Theatre. Book of Mormon scheduled to leave Sunday, Oct. 6, after 43 weeks and 344 performances. Producers already annonced that Book of Mormon will be returning to Chicago, likely during the fall or winter of 2014. The dates and the length of the return engagement have not yet been announced.

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But the entertainment is On in Chicago as the Wicked musical on national tour will be returning to Chicago. Backed by popular demand and to celebrate its tenth anniversary on Broadway, Wicked musical will return to the Chicago Illinois on October 30 and will perform through December 21, 2013. If you would like to see the Broadway Blockbuster musical again or if you missed out on its original run, Hurry up to Get Wicked Oriental Theatre tickets here.

Wicked national tour will be in Chicago IL for only 8-weeks from October 30 to December 21, 2013. Wicked Oriental Theatre Tickets are Selling fast online, Buy before they sell out completely.

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Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Wicked second national touring production all set to open Wednesday, October 09, 2013 at Music Hall Kansas City. Hayley Podschun plays one of the leading role Glinda, the good witch, originally from Kansas is back in town with the touring company. Wicked musical will be in Kansas City, MO for a 3-week run from October 09 to October 27, 2013.

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Podschun made her Broadway debut when she was all of 12 years old. As a member of the Von Trapp family in the 1998 revival of “The Sound of Music,” the formidably talented former student at the Miller Marley School of Dance and Voice had made a crucial first step in a musical-theater career.

Podschun graduated from Blue Valley North High School and after only a year of college in Boston she auditioned for the national tour of “Hairspray” and was hired. It was one of those “and I never looked back” moments.

Since then she has racked up some impressive Broadway credits: revivals in 2008 of “Sunday in the Park With George” and “Pal Joey” (directed by Joe Mantello), a 2011 revival of “Anything Goes” and last year, a new original musical, “Chaplin.”

In “Wicked” Podschun plays Glinda, the good witch, opposite Jennifer DiNoia as Elphaba, the misunderstood outsider who becomes the wicked witch. Podschun said the nice thing about this tour, in which she was again directed by Mantello, is that the actors are not seen as more than interchangeable parts.

“Whenever they get a new Glinda or Elphaba, they really want you to bring yourself to the role,” she said. “They don’t want you to do anything you’ve seen before. They want you to bring your own personality. So I get to to use my little weird quirks, my own comedy. I don’t have to be someone else. I get to be the weird self that I am at home with my friends. … Her arc is really fun because she starts so innocent and wide-eyed and then things change and she grows to this lady.” she said.

“Wicked” will be at the Music Hall Kansas City for an extended run of 19 days, which Podschun said will give her a chance to explore what’s new in Kansas City. “This will be the longest I’ve been home since college,” she said.

“My parents come to see me where my show’s at because I get maybe one day off, if that. I’m kind of excited to see the city because I haven’t been back in so long.

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