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ArtsPass Launches Wicked: From Page to Stage Events

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– Arts4All, Ltd., a leading provider of digital arts, arts education, and entertainment content, recently launched its ArtsPass Live! series, "Wicked: from Page to Stage." This three-event series provides an in-depth look at Broadway's smash hit musical with interviews with the authors, stars, and creators as the show celebrates its 1st anniversary.

ArtsPass, the world's only digital gateway of packaged, theme-driven arts content for teachers, students, and audiences around the world, offers three separate "Wicked" events, including:

"Wicked" Design Team and the Magic Behind The Scenes
The Sets, Costumes, Lighting, and Make-Up: How the creators' talents bring audiences to their feet nightly.

 

Composer and Lyricist Stephen Schwartz
Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz communicates his vision and realization of Gregory Maguire's best-selling novel, "Wicked" into the smash hit musical. Along the way, Stephen shares his artistic journey and performs one of the show's most memorable songs.

 

Being Wicked - Meet the Cast Members
Broadway cast members take you backstage and onstage with personal anecdotes on life in a hit show.

As "Wicked" continues to celebrate its success on Broadway, the musical looks to the future as it begins its national tour across the USA in April. ArtsPass Live! additionally helps bring the smash hit to new audiences each and every day across the country and around the globe.

"Aligning with ArtsPass, we're building audiences for the entire theatre community now and into the future. The family market, in particular, has been underserved and pairing a show like "Wicked" with the educational outreach and distribution platform of ArtsPass is a perfect match," said Nancy Nagel Gibbs, "Wicked" General Manager.

Upcoming "Wicked" tour dates include:

 

  • April 29 - June 12: Chicago's Ford's Center/Oriental
  • June 17 - July 31: Hollywood's Pantages Theatre
  • Aug. 4 - Sept. 11: San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre
  • Sept. 16 - Oct. 2: The Denver Center for the Performing Arts' Buell Theatre
  • Oct. 6-23: Dallas engagement at Music Hall at Fair Park
  • Feb. 8-19, 2006: The Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Beginning March 22, 2006: The Kimmell Center in Philadelphia, PA

    To learn more about other tour dates, please visit: www.wickedthemusical.com. For more information on ArtsPass, visit www.artspass.com.

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