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Photo Coverage: WICKED Company Treats Fans to 'Ultimate Encore' of 'Defying Gravity'

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In honor of its 8th Anniversary on Broadway, the blockbuster musical Wicked treated its fans to a special "Ultimate Encore" performance yesterday, October 30th. Over 10,000 Wicked fans cast their votes online for their favorite song from the musical to be performed by the current Broadway cast for this one-time-only performance following Sunday's matinee. The "Ultimate Encore" performance was broadcast worldwide over Facebook that evening at 9pm for Wicked fans across the globe and features appearances by Wicked alumni, composer Stephen Schwartz & More!

BroadwayWorld was on hand for the photo op and brings you photo coverage below!

Winner of 35 major awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, Wicked is the untold story of the witches of Oz. 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.

Declared "A Cultural Phenomenon" by Variety and "The Best Musical of the Decade" by Entertainment Weekly, Wicked currently has 7 productions worldwide: New York; London; Japan; Germany/Holland; Australian/Asian Tour; and two concurrent North American National Tours. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book byWinnie Holzman. The production is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento. Wicked is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski

Photo Coverage: WICKED Company Treats Fans to 'Ultimate Encore' of 'Defying Gravity'

Photo Coverage: WICKED Company Treats Fans to 'Ultimate Encore' of 'Defying Gravity'
Wicked's audience waiting to be let in

Photo Coverage: WICKED Company Treats Fans to 'Ultimate Encore' of 'Defying Gravity'
The cast of Wicked

Photo Coverage: WICKED Company Treats Fans to 'Ultimate Encore' of 'Defying Gravity'
The cast of Wicked

Photo Coverage: WICKED Company Treats Fans to 'Ultimate Encore' of 'Defying Gravity'
The cast of Wicked

Photo Coverage: WICKED Company Treats Fans to 'Ultimate Encore' of 'Defying Gravity'
The cast of Wicked

Photo Coverage: WICKED Company Treats Fans to 'Ultimate Encore' of 'Defying Gravity'
The cast of Wicked

Photo Coverage: WICKED Company Treats Fans to 'Ultimate Encore' of 'Defying Gravity'
The cast of Wicked

Photo Coverage: WICKED Company Treats Fans to 'Ultimate Encore' of 'Defying Gravity'
The cast of Wicked

Photo Coverage: WICKED Company Treats Fans to 'Ultimate Encore' of 'Defying Gravity'
The cast of Wicked

Photo Coverage: WICKED Company Treats Fans to 'Ultimate Encore' of 'Defying Gravity'
The cast of Wicked

Photo Coverage: WICKED Company Treats Fans to 'Ultimate Encore' of 'Defying Gravity'

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com