WICKED Celebrates 7th Anniversary on Broadway with Special Events in Oct.
In honor of its 7th Anniversary on Broadway on October 30, the blockbuster musical Wicked will host several special events and promotions throughout the month of October.
This year, Wicked fans in the New York area will be treated to some very special Wicked-inspired events, including a seminar to learn about the magic and science of Wicked at "Behind the Emerald Curtain: Science Edition" at the Liberty Science Center, a cast performance at ‘The World of Wicked" at The Short Hills Mall in New Jersey, and a chance to spend Halloween with members of the Broadway cast of Wicked at an exclusive post-show party.
Additionally, Wicked fans around the world will be able to interact with members of the cast and creative teams of the Broadway, London, German and North American touring companies through the "Wicked Day Online Q&A," which will take place October 30. A complete line-up of Wicked-inspired events is below:
WORLD OF WICKED AT THE MALL AT SHORT HILLS
WITH SPECIAL CAST APPEARANCE
SHORT HILLS, NJ
Now through October 17
Visit the Grand Court to "Take Your Photo in Oz," see the "Behind the Emerald Curtain" museum display, walk through "Glinda's Bubble" and pick up your "Passport to Oz" - a booklet with offers throughout the mall.
Participating retailers include: Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Bare Escentuals, Bloomingdale's, The Body Shop, BOSS Hugo Boss, Bra Smyth, Charles David, Cole Haan, Furla, Hollandia, Ilori, Johny Rockets, Karen Miller, Lacoste, Links of London, Loft, MAC Cosmetics, Michael Kors, Molton Brown, Nine West, O&Co, Optica, Papyrus, Piazza Sempione, Sephora, Teavana, Verizon Wireless, White House Black Market and Wolford.
On Sunday, October 17th from 12pm - 1pm, cast members Stephanie Torns and Laura Woyasz will perform in the Grand Court, hosted byWicked star and New Jersey local P.J. Benjamin (The Wizard).
TEEN VOGUE FASHION UNIVERSITY
October 22 - October 24
Teen Vogue's Fashion University is an exclusive weekend-long event focused on the business of fashion, beauty, and more. Wicked's own Tony Award-winning costume designer, Susan Hilferty, will conduct a seminar on costume design on Saturday, October 23. To watch highlights from the Wicked seminar, please visit www.teenvoguefashionu.com
BEHIND THE EMERALD CURTAIN: SCIENCE EDITION
Meet some of the behind-the-scenes magicians from Wicked as they show the science behind many of the show's special effects at the Liberty Science Center (222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ). The one-hour presentation and Q&A session will begin at 11am on Sunday, October 24. Wicked fans can receive $3.00 off regular priced adult or child admission on October 24 only by using the code C034. For more information please visit www.lsc.org.
WICKED DAY ONLINE Q&A
Learn about the everyday workings and inner secrets of Wicked from the people who know best!
Wicked is excited to answer fan-submitted questions on Wicked Day, October 30th. From October 4th -15th, fans can ask questions and vote for their favorites at the Wicked Day website. The cast and creative team of the Broadway, London, German and national touring companies will post video responses throughout the day on October 30th. Find out more at www.wickedday.com.
WICKED DAY PARTY
Come celebrate Halloween at Wicked this year. The first 100 Wicked fans to buy orchestra tickets using the code WD7 for the 3pm performance on Sunday, October 31 are invited to a post-show party at Tom & Toon, a new restaurant located across the street from The Gershwin Theatre. Members of the cast of Wicked will be in attendance.
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 productions in New York, London, Osaka, Stuttgart, and on two North American tours. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie 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.
The production currently stars Mandy Gonzalez as Elphaba, Katie Rose Clarke as Glinda, Kathy Fitzgerald as Madame Morrible, P.J. Benjamin as The Wizard, Andy Karl as Fiyero, Alex Brightman as Boq, Jenny Fellner as Nessarose, and Timothy Britten Parker as Dr. Dillamond.
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.com/wicked. For more information, visit www.wickedthemusical.com. Wicked is performed at the Gershwin Theatre, 222 West 51st Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue.