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Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Wicked Broadway musical in the $2 Million Club with the grossing $2,118,401 and had an attendance rate of 93.9%, about 4.8% less than that of the previous week. The Lion King musical on top of the list with the grossing $2,624,288. Aladdin (Grossing $1,854,407), Hamilton (Grossing $1,490,816) and The Book of Mormon (Grossing $1,474,355) are in the list next to Wicked. The 28 shows on the boards grossed $28,789,622, improving around 2.56% from the previous week’s totals.

Below are the Top 22 Grosses from BroadwayWorld.com for the week ending August 02, 2015.

1. The Lion King – (MINSKOFF) $2,624,288
2. Wicked – (GERSHWIN) $2,118,401
3. Aladdin – (NEW AMSTERDAM) $1,854,407
4. Hamilton – (RICHARD RODGERS) $1,490,816
5. The Book Of Mormon – (EUGENE O’NEILL) $1,474,355
6. An American In Paris – (PALACE) $1,388,952
7. Penn & Teller On Broadway – (MARQUIS) $1,304,660
8. Finding Neverland – (LUNT-FONTANNE) $1,200,295
9. The King And I – (VIVIAN BEAUMONT) $1,134,145
10. Matilda – (SHUBERT) $1,108,854
11. The Phantom Of The Opera – (MAJESTIC) $1,090,526
12. An Act Of God – (STUDIO 54) $1,074,778
13. Something Rotten! – (ST. JAMES) $1,073,132
14. Beautiful – (STEPHEN SONDHEIM) $946,124
15. Mamma Mia! – (BROADHURST) $939,807
16. Kinky Boots – (AL HIRSCHFELD) $890,611
17. The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time – (ETHEL BARRYMORE) $842,068
18. Fish In The Dark – (CORT) $$841,809
19. FUN HOME – (CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE) $782,634
20. Les Miserables – (IMPERIAL) $766,999
21. Chicago – (AMBASSADOR) $748,452
22. Jersey Boys – (AUGUST WILSON) $651,437

{Via BroadwayWorld.com}

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Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Wicked musical will be coming for the third time to Buffalo, NY for a three-week run at Sheas Performing Arts Center (646 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202) from January 8 to January 26, 2014.

Hayley Podschun and Jennifer DiNola are the main cast in “Wicked,” which returns to Shea’s Performing Arts Center for the third time.

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Wicked Sheas Performing Arts Center Shows:
Wednesday Jan 8, 2014 – 7:30 PM
Thursday Jan 9, 2014 – 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Friday Jan 10, 2014 – 8:00 PM
Saturday Jan 11, 2014 – 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Sunday Jan 12, 2014 – 1:00 PM and 6:30 PM
Tuesday Jan 14, 2014 – 7:30 PM
Wednesday Jan 15, 2014 – 7:30 PM
Thursday Jan 16, 2014 – 7:30 PM
Friday Jan 17, 2014 – 8:00 PM
Saturday Jan 18, 2014 – 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Sunday Jan 19, 2014 – 1:00 PM and 6:30 PM
Tuesday Jan 21, 2014 – 7:30 PM
Wednesday Jan 22, 2014 – 7:30 PM
Thursday Jan 23, 2014 – 7:30 PM
Friday Jan 24, 2014 – 8:00 PM
Saturday Jan 25, 2014 – 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Sunday Jan 26, 2014 – 1:00 PM and 6:30 PM

The show, set to music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, is a frequently tongue-in-cheek look into the relationship between Glinda and Elphaba, two young witches with strikingly different personalities and skin tones who later grow into the personifications of good and evil we know from “The Wizard of Oz.”

Wicked musical will play through January 26, 2014 at Sheas Performing Arts Center. Buy Wicked Buffalo NY Tickets Online.

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Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Wicked Musical was voted No. 2 in the Top 100 Musicals chart by Listeners of JemmThree, the UK’s first 24/7, presenter-led radio station devoted to musical theatre.

JemmThree is the UK’s first internet radio station dedicated to stage and screen musicals, launched on the 29 May 2013 with a focus on contemporary shows.

Les Miserables has been voted No. 1 musical of all time. JemmThree is the UK’s first internet radio station dedicated to stage and screen musicals, launched on the 29 May 2013 with a focus on contemporary shows.

List of Top 30 Musicals by JemmThree Listeners:
1) Les Miserables
2) Wicked
3) The Phantom of the Opera
4) Sweeney Todd
5) Rent
6) A Chorus Line
7) Into the Woods
8 ) West Side Story
9) Ghost
10) The Sound of Music
11) Spring Awakening
12) Chess
13) Book of Mormon
14) Ragtime
15) Next to Normal
16) Jesus Christ Superstar
17) Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
18) The Rocky Horror Picture Show
19) Billy Elliot
20) Starlight Express
21) South Pacific
22) Evita
23) Miss Saigon
24) Matilda
25) Chicago
26) Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
27) Avenue Q
28) Parade
29) Merrily We Roll Along
30) Cabaret

JemmThree Top 100 Musical in Full list can be viewed at BroadwayWorld.com

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Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

By BROADWAY.COM

The blockbuster Broadway musical Wicked celebrated another landmark on December 17 when Tony winner Susan Hilferty’s gorgeous Elphaba costume was inducted into the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Hilferty’s design joined pieces from the musicals Rent, Hello Dolly!, The King and I, Cats and The Lion King in the museum’s permanent entertainment collections. The dress, hat and broom that are featured in the current “American Stories” exhibit were originally made and worn on Broadway by actress Mandy Gonzalez. To commemorate the occasion, Broadway cast members Donna Vivino and Tiffany Haas sang selections from the show. In the photo above, Hilferty is joined by the acting director of the museum, Marc Pachter, and a sketch of the costume.

Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History - Wicked

Photo provided by Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

Read the news {Via BROADWAY.COM}

Wacth Wicked Musical live on stage at the Gershwin Theatre.

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Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Wicked is a standing production in London United Kingdom. On Saturday (Sep 08, 2012), Wicked musical that tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz, played its 2500th performance at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre. Wicked musical also will reaching the landmark of completing the successful 5 years in West End as its 6th Birthday is on Thursday 27 September 2012.

“Packed with wit, storming songs and beautiful costumes” (The Guardian), Wicked will fly into its 7th year as the 18th longest-running West End musical of all time. The London production of the global musical phenomenon has now been seen by almost 5 million theatregoers since its West End premiere in 2006.

“As Wicked enters its 7th year, we continue to be indebted and immensely grateful to everybody involved in the show,” said Michael McCabe, UK Executive Producer. “It is through their passion, commitment and effort during every performance that we have been able to give almost five million theatregoers an unforgettable live theatre experience.”

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

There are gossips that the producers of Wicked Musical are planning to take the hit musical on a first UK tour in 2013.

Wicked is a standing production at Apollo Victoria Theatre. First opened on Broadway in October 2003, Wicked – which tells the “untold story” of the Witches of Oz – received its West End premiere in 2006 at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it has been seen by over 4.5 million people to date.

If confirmed, it would mark the show’s first UK tour and would likely run along with the West End production. The Lion King and War Horse are also planning for their inaugural UK tours in 2013.

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Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Tony winner Stephen Daldry, director of Billy Elliot: The Musical, is now the frontrunner to direct Universal’s big screen adaptation of the blockbuster musical Wicked, according to Deadline.com. Directors previously rumored to helm the project include Ryan Murphy, Rob Marshall, J.J. Abrams and James Mangold. No casting or start date for the project have been announced.

Stephen Daldry in Talks to Direct Wicked Film

Stephen Daldry in Talks to Direct Wicked Film

Wicked musical opened on October 30, 2003 and won three Tony Awards. A reimagining of the classic The Wizard of Oz, Wicked spotlights the untold stories of two of Oz’s most famous characters, the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friend, Glinda the Good.

The Broadway production of Wicked currently stars Jackie Burns as Elphaba, Chandra Lee Schwartz as Glinda, Richard H. Blake as Fiyero, Randy Danson as Madame Morrible and Adam Grupper as The Wizard. Wicked is currently touring in San Diego, CA and Ottawa, ON Canada.

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

West End musical Wicked has picked up three prizes at the inaugural Mousetraps, a new set of awards voted for by young people.
A scene from Wicked, which has won three prizes at the new Mousetrap awards

Wicked Musical show won for best ensemble and show I would most recommend to a friend, while its home the Apollo Victoria also won the most welcoming venue award.

The awards were organised by Mousetrap Theatre Projects, a charity that helps disadvantaged young people attend theatre in the West End. More than 350 young people aged between 15 and 23 voted for the winners.

The winners details:

Most welcoming venueApollo Victoria

Show I would most recommend to a friend – Wicked

Best scoreLes Miserables

Outstanding performance – Sheridan Smith for Legally Blonde

Sexiest Cast – Chicago

Best play – War Horse

Show that shouldn’t have closed – Spring Awakening

Best stage designThe Lion King

Best Ensemble – Wicked

Best MusicalLes Miserables

News {Via TheStage.co.uk}

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Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Wicked musical opens on Wednesday, February 01 at the Plaza Theatre. It’s expected to bring thousands of people into the downtown area who are expected to spend some green. Wicked will play in El Paso, TX through Sunday, February 12, 2012.

El Paso is such a small town,and for such a huge thing to come to El Paso is a great thing,” said Sergio Contreras, who plans on seeing the play. “Ithink it’s such a great thing because it’s such an odd-ball thing. El Paso is about the military and stuff like that.”

Wicked Playing The Plaza Theatre

Wicked Playing The Plaza Theatre

The musical is expected to bring in $2 million, and about 30,000 people have bought tickets for the first two weeks. The El Paso Times says people in the Sun City are also known to buy last-minute tickets.

Read the complete news {Via KFOXtv.com}

Wicked musical will have 16 shows over 12 days during its El Paso debut before closing on February 12, 2012. Buy Wicked The Plaza Theatre Tickets today. Get $10 OFF on Wicked El Paso TX Ticket Orders over $350! Use Code AFF$10.

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Wicked is currently performing on tour in Los Angeles, CA and Jacksonville, FL. And the tour is next set to open at Austin’s Bass Concert Hall on January 25.

Below is an interview with Wicked’s Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Don Amendolia, by BroadwayWorld.

Wicked Don Amendolia

Wicked Don Amendolia

You have been with the tour as the Wonderful Wizard of Oz for two years. How has life on the road been treating you?
Life on the road has been terrific. It’s been great fun to see other cities, their museums, restaurants and of course happy audiences all across North America. A rare treat.

Do you feel that your interpretation or insight into the Wizard’s character has changed with your time in the role? How so?
While any actor hopes his insight into a character deepens with time while playing a role, I did my homework early on and I think my interpretation of the Wizard hasn’t changed too much. At least I hope not. There’s a big difference between embellishment and refinement. I hope I’ve refined him more.

Some of Wicked’s actors have stated they chose to develop their interpretation of their characters based solely upon the musical’s portrayals, as opposed to reading Gregory Maguire’s novels and drawing additional inspiration there. Have you read the Wicked novels, and if so, did you draw inspiration from them, or perhaps the Wizard of Oz film?
I had read Gregory Maguire’s amazing novel when it was first published, before it became a musical, so by the time I read the show script I was aware of how much my character differed from medium to medium. Over all, I tend to remember who the Wizard was from the movie; more of a snake-oil salesman, carnival shaman who’s trying to hold on to his accidental world. He’s not a bad man, he’s just not a very good Wizard.

How has your experience in Wicked compared to other stage productions?
Honestly, there is no comparison to other shows. Wicked is now a worldwide phenomenon that has touched millions in ways I can only guess at. It’s been a singular experience in every way.

The Wizard, as portrayed in Wicked, is somewhat blinded by power, though a sentimental man who unknowingly wrongs one of his own. If the Wizard knew of this relation from the beginning, how do you think it would have impacted the outcome of Oz’s history?
Power is more seductive than anything else to the Wizard and at its core, absolute power corrupts absolutely. He may be a sentimental man but by the time Elphaba comes to Oz I think the Wizard is hip-deep in the panic that he may lose it all. He may regret it and hindsight is 20-20 but by then it’s too late. He is finally powerless to change anything.

Read the complete interview {Via BroadwayWorld.com}

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