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WICKED to Host 'Ultimate Encore Performance' for Eighth Anniversary, 10/30

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In honor of its 8th Anniversary on Broadway, the blockbuster musical Wicked will host a month-long roster of activities and promotions throughout the month of October, culminating on "Wicked Day," Sunday, October 30, with a special, one-time only "Ultimate Encore Performance."

In a first for Broadway, Wicked is inviting its fans to vote on their favorite song from the musical, which will then be performed by the current Broadway cast immediately following the matinee. The one-time-only performance will also be available for viewing via Facebook that evening for Wicked fans across the globe. For more information or to vote for your favorite song, please visit www.facebook.com/Wickedthemusical.

Additionally, Wicked fans in the New York area will be treated to some very special Wicked-inspired events, including a Wicked Style event at Neiman Marcus; a Boo at the Zoo Wicked weekend at the Bronx Zoo; a Wicked Tasti D-Lite special; and a special Wicked night out with Satya Jewelry.

A complete line up of Wicked inspired events and promotions is below.

NATIONAL BULLY PREVENTION MONTH
WITH WICKED AND BULLYBUST
Through October 31


Wicked is excited to continue its support for the National School Climate Center (NSCC)'s BullyBust program, which will bring critical bully prevention resources to students nationwide throughout the 2011-12 school year.

This October, BullyBust will launch the Upstander Alliance, which will empower students to create youth teams at their schools and engage their entire community to become upstanders against bullying. Visit www.bullybust.org to learn more about how you and you school can get involved.

WICKED STYLE AT NEIMAN MARCUS SHORT HILLS
Thursday, October 13 - Sunday, October 16
1200 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ


Direct from the Broadway show, Susan Hilferty's Tony Award-winning Haute Couture costumes will be on display alongside this season's Wicked-inspired fashions. Glam up with a Wicked makeover, "Defy Gravity" in our Ladies Shoe Salon, and be the first to see the "Jewels of Emerald City."

"NUTS ABOUT WICKED" at TASTI D-LITE TIMES SQUARE
Every Wednesday in October
1588 Broadway
New York, NY


Audience members can bring their Wicked ticket stub to receive a complimentary topping on any cup or cone every Wednesday in October.

A WICKED NIGHT OUT WITH SATYA JEWELRY
Thursday, October 20
330 Bleecker Street
New York, NY
Look Good. Feel Good. Do Good.


Join cast members from the Broadway company of Wicked for a night of treats, surprises and giving back. Adorn yourself with sparkly jewels and enjoy 15% off your purchases. While you shop, Sephora's Personal Beauty Advisors will be on hand to provide Express Services inspired by the bright sparkly style of Glinda or the dark and edgy Elphaba. Snack on hot chocolate and goodies from Fat Witch Bakery until 5:30. Afterwards, enjoy Wicked-inspired cocktails! From 6 - 6:45 pm, Wicked cast members will sign Wicked memorabilia.

Satya has chosen a special "For Good" necklace that features a glittery emerald green stone and a Ganesha pendant, which symbolizes the removal of obstacles. Through the end of the year, 50% of the profits from sales of this necklace will be donated to Wicked's anti-bullying partner organization, BullyBust.

WICKED WEEKEND at Boo At The Zoo
Sunday, October 23
The Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, NY


Stop by the Wicked booth during Boo at the Zoo on October 22nd and 23rd and spin the wheel of fortune, pick up some fun giveaways, and enter our text-to-win contest to win tickets to the show. Join us on Sunday, October 23rd at 12:15pm to see a live performance featuring cast members from the Broadway production of Wicked. For more information, please visit www.bronxzoo.com.

THE ULTIMATE ENCORE PERFORMANCE
Sunday, October 30
Gershwin Theatre, 222 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019


Wicked Day, Sunday, October 30, will feature the first-ever "Ultimate Encore Performance" immediately following the 3pm matinee performance. Wicked is inviting its fans to vote on their favorite song from the musical, which will then be performed by the current Broadway cast immediately following the matinee. The one-time-only performance will also be available via Facebook that evening for Wicked fans across the globe. For more information or to vote for your favorite song, please visit www.facebook.com/Wickedthemusical.

For more information on Wicked Day events, please visit www.WickedDay.com.

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 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.

To get tickets and more information, visit www.wickedthemusical.com. Wicked is performed at the Gershwin Theatre, 222 West 51st Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue.

 

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