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Two-Time Tony Nominee to Join WICKED on Broadway as 'Madame Morrible'Two-Time Tony Nominee to Join WICKED on Broadway as 'Madame Morrible'
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2015

Beginning performances Sunday, July 5th, Wicked will welcome two-time Tony and Emmy Award nominee MICHELE LEE in the role of Madame Morrible. A veteran of the stage and screen, she is perhaps best known for her fourteen seasons as Karen Mackenzie on the landmark CBS television drama, 'Knots Landing.' (more...)
WICKED National Tour Cast to Benefit BC/EFA and More in WITCHES' NIGHT OFF, 6/15WICKED National Tour Cast to Benefit BC/EFA and More in WITCHES' NIGHT OFF, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - June 9, 2015

Members of the National Touring Company of WICKED will host "WITCHES' NIGHT OFF," an evening of song at the Hard Rock Cafe Denver on Monday, June 15th at 7:30pm. Net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), Project Angel Heart, Rainbow Alley and Doctors Without Borders.  (more...)
BWW TV: WICKED's Lilli Cooper Sings 'The Wizard and I' at Stars in the Alley!BWW TV: WICKED's Lilli Cooper Sings 'The Wizard and I' at Stars in the Alley!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 5, 2015

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, was held earlier today, May 27th in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. Hosted by HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Darren Criss, Broadway's best turned out for the annual performance - including Wicked's Lilli Cooper, who performed 'The Wizard and I'- check it out below! (more...)
Inside Broadway & WICKED to Welcome 3,000 NYC Students for 'Creating the Magic' Next MonthInside Broadway & WICKED to Welcome 3,000 NYC Students for 'Creating the Magic' Next Month
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2015

Inside Broadway's Executive Director Michael Presser has announced that on Thursday, May 7, the Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street) will be visited by thousands of NYC public school students as the theatre arts and education organization presents its popular program Creating the Magic. Featuring the cast and production crew of the hit long-running Broadway musical WICKED, the 80 minute program will be offered at 10:45am and 1:15pm. (more...)
Idina Menzel Offers WICKED Broom in BC/EFA Auction; Ends TodayIdina Menzel Offers WICKED Broom in BC/EFA Auction; Ends Today
by Pat Cerasaro - April 15, 2015

Own a piece of WICKED iconography! (more...)
BWW TV: BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell- In the WICKED Green Room!BWW TV: BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell- In the WICKED Green Room!
by Broadway Quick Change - April 2, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com, the most visited theatre site on the net, presents its exclusive TV series - BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE. This newly minted series follows Broadway phenom Robert Hartwell on inspirational shopping outings, then into the dressing rooms of Broadway's hottest stars, where wielding his interior design chops, and extraordinary taste, transforms their home away from home, from the Drab to the Fab, the Blah to the Ahhhh! In this latest episode, watch Robert as he stops by the WICKED Green Room! (more...)
Calling All Ozians: WICKED to Host Open Call in New York City Next Month!Calling All Ozians: WICKED to Host Open Call in New York City Next Month!
by Tyler Peterson - March 24, 2015

Calling all Ozians! WICKED will soon be hunting for actors in New York City. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Arielle Jacobs & PJ Benjamin in WICKED!Photo Flash: First Look at Arielle Jacobs & PJ Benjamin in WICKED!
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2015

Wicked just welcomed ARIELLE JACOBS in the role of Nessarose and PJ BENJAMIN, who returns to the Broadway blockbuster in the role of The Wizard. They join a cast which currently includes Caroline Bowman as Elphaba, Kara Lindsay as Glinda, Matt Shingledecker as Fiyero, Kathy Fitzgerald as Madame Morrible,Timothy Britten Parker as Dr. Dillamond andRobin De Jesus as Boq. Check out photos of the duo in action below! (more...)
Photos: Fifteen Shades of Green - Celebrating the Women of WICKED's Emerald City Tour After 10 Years on the RoadPhotos: Fifteen Shades of Green - Celebrating the Women of WICKED's Emerald City Tour After 10 Years on the Road
by BWW News Desk - March 15, 2015

To celebrate the show's ten years on the road and the fifteen ladies that have taken on 'Defying Gravity' in the Emerald City cast, we bring you a roundup of all of the Elphabas, from Stephanie J. Block to Jennifer DiNoia! (more...)
WICKED Breaks All-Time North American Touring, Broadway Box Office Records in AtlantaWICKED Breaks All-Time North American Touring, Broadway Box Office Records in Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - March 9, 2015

The producers of WICKED announced today that it has broken two all-time North American Touring box office records by grossing $2,864,958 for the eight-performance week-ending March 1, and $3,266,527 for the nine-performance week-ending March 8, during its recent return to Atlanta's Fox Theatre February 18 - March 8. These records were previously set by The Book of Mormon in February 2014, also at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. (more...)
Arielle Jacobs & PJ Benjamin to Board Broadway's WICKED Next WeekArielle Jacobs & PJ Benjamin to Board Broadway's WICKED Next Week
by BWW News Desk - March 6, 2015

Beginning performances Tuesday, March 10, WICKED will welcome ARIELLE JACOBS in the role of Nessarose and PJ BENJAMIN, who will return to the Broadway blockbuster in the role of The Wizard. (more...)
BWW Reviews: WICKED Tour 'Thrillifies' Audiences at The Fox Theatre in AtlantaBWW Reviews: WICKED Tour 'Thrillifies' Audiences at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta
by Sally Henry - February 25, 2015

If crowd appeal is any indication of a show's worth, Wicked is a multimillion-dollar treasure. WICKED's second national tour, 'The Munchkinland Tour,' flew into the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, February 18 to play a 3-week engagement, marking the show's fourth engagement at the historic Atlanta venue. Not surprisingly, this production did not disappoint. (more...)
BWW Interview: WICKED'S SHOSHANA BEANBWW Interview: WICKED'S SHOSHANA BEAN
by Pati Buehler - February 19, 2015

This multi- talanted lady brings her Broadway experience to entertain and educate at the PRiMA theater in Lancaster Pa. for a concert and masterclass in March. (more...)
Photo Flash: Alyssa Fox and Liana Hunt Join WICKED National Tour!Photo Flash: Alyssa Fox and Liana Hunt Join WICKED National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2015

The company of the Munchkinland tour of Wicked just welcomed Alyssa Fox as Elphaba and Liana Hunt as Nessarose in Greenville, SC. Fox and Hunt join a cast that includes Carrie St. Louis as Glinda, Kristine Zbornik as Madame Morrible and John Davidson as The Wizard. (more...)
THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- WICKED's Matt ShingledeckerTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- WICKED's Matt Shingledecker
by BWW Staff - February 13, 2015

In this week's edition, we caught up with Matt Shingledecker who is starring as 'Fiyero' in Wicked- currently playing at the Gershwin Theatre. (more...)
WICKED National Tour Cast to Benefit BC/EFA, Joining Hearts in WITCHES' NIGHT OFF, 3/2WICKED National Tour Cast to Benefit BC/EFA, Joining Hearts in WITCHES' NIGHT OFF, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - February 5, 2015

Joining Hearts, Inc. and Members of the National Touring Company of WICKED will host "Witches' Night Off," an evening of song and dance at the Ferst Center for the Arts of the Georgia Institute of Technology on Monday, March 2nd. The performance will begin at 7:30pm and also include a very special guest performance by Tony and Grammy award winner, Jennifer Holliday. The Ferst Center is located at 349 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30332. Net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and Joining Hearts, Inc. (more...)
THE WICKED ROCKY HORROR SHOW to Benefit BC/EFA at the Fonda Theatre, 2/23THE WICKED ROCKY HORROR SHOW to Benefit BC/EFA at the Fonda Theatre, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2015

The National Touring Company of WICKED will host "THE WICKED ROCKY HORROR SHOW," a staged concert performance of Richard O'Brien's "The Rocky Horror Show," at The Fonda Theatre Monday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m. The event will feature the company of WICKED, and net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Tickets for this event will go on sale to the public on Thursday, January 29th at 10am PT. (more...)
WICKED's Munchkinland Tour Welcomes New 'Elphaba' and 'Nessarose' TonightWICKED's Munchkinland Tour Welcomes New 'Elphaba' and 'Nessarose' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2015

The company of the Munchkinland tour of Wicked welcomes Alyssa Fox as Elphaba and Liana Hunt as Nessarose beginning tonight, January 28 in Greenville, SC. (more...)
BWW Interview: Caroline Bowman Talks Getting Green as WICKED's Newest Elphaba!BWW Interview: Caroline Bowman Talks Getting Green as WICKED's Newest Elphaba!
by Nicole Rosky - January 18, 2015

WICKED just welcomed new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre last month. Caroline Bowman (Kinky Boots, Eva in the Broadway revival tour of Evita) stepped into the role of Elphaba, and Kara Lindsay (original cast of Broadway's Newsies) assumed the role of Glinda, directly from playing the role on national tour. Kathy Fitzgerald returned to the Broadway company as Madame Morrible, a role she has played on Broadway and on national tour, and Matt Shingledecker (West Side Story) assumed the role of Fiyero. Two-time Tony Award Nominee Robin de Jesus (In the Heights, La Cage Aux Folles) stepped into the role of Boq. Bowman recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about rejoining the cast, her take on the character, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! Click here to read BroadwayWorld's interview with her WICKED counterpart, Kara Lindsay! (more...)
BWW Interview: Kara Lindsay Talks Conquering the High Notes as WICKED's Newest Glinda!BWW Interview: Kara Lindsay Talks Conquering the High Notes as WICKED's Newest Glinda!
by Nicole Rosky - January 17, 2015

WICKED just welcomed new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre last month. Caroline Bowman (Kinky Boots, Eva in the Broadway revival tour of Evita) stepped into the role of Elphaba, and Kara Lindsay (original cast of Broadway's Newsies) assumed the role of Glinda, directly from playing the role on national tour. Kathy Fitzgerald returned to the Broadway company as Madame Morrible, a role she has played on Broadway and on national tour, and Matt Shingledecker (West Side Story) assumed the role of Fiyero. Two-time Tony Award Nominee Robin de Jesus (In the Heights, La Cage Aux Folles) stepped into the role of Boq. Lindsay recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about her take on Glinda, the challenges of the role, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! Check back tomorrow to read BroadwayWorld's interview with her WICKED counterpart, Caroline Bowman! (more...)
Photo Flash: WICKED Welcomes New Cast- Meet New Witches Caroline Bowman and Kara Lindsay!Photo Flash: WICKED Welcomes New Cast- Meet New Witches Caroline Bowman and Kara Lindsay!
by BWW News Desk - January 5, 2015

WICKED just welcomed new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre last month. CAROLINE BOWMAN (Kinky Boots, Eva in the Broadway revival tour of Evita) stepped into the role of Elphaba, and KARA LINDSAY (original cast of Broadway's Newsies) assumed the role of Glinda, directly from playing the role on national tour. KATHY FITZGERALD returned to the Broadway company as Madame Morrible, a role she has played on Broadway and on national tour, and MATT SHINGLEDECKER (West Side Story) assumed the role of Fiyero. Two-time Tony Award Nominee ROBIN DEJESUS (In the Heights, La Cage Aux Folles) stepped into the role of Boq. Check out photos of the new cast in action below! (more...)
WICKED's Munchkinland Tour to Welcome New 'Elphaba' and 'Nessarose' for 2015WICKED's Munchkinland Tour to Welcome New 'Elphaba' and 'Nessarose' for 2015
by BWW News Desk - December 30, 2014

The company of the Munchkinland tour of WICKED will welcome Alyssa Fox as Elphaba and Liana Hunt as Nessarose beginning Wednesday, January 28 in Greenville, SC. (more...)
WICKED, BOOK OF MORMON, and More Lead Billboard's Top 5 Broadway Albums of 2014WICKED, BOOK OF MORMON, and More Lead Billboard's Top 5 Broadway Albums of 2014
by BWW News Desk - December 27, 2014

Billboard has named their Top 5 Broadway Cast Albums of 2014. (more...)
WICKED Welcomes New Witches Caroline Bowman, Kara Lindsay and More TonightWICKED Welcomes New Witches Caroline Bowman, Kara Lindsay and More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 16, 2014

WICKED welcomes new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre beginning tonight, December 16. CAROLINE BOWMAN (Kinky Boots, Eva in the Broadway revival tour of Evita) will step into the role of Elphaba, and KARA LINDSAY (original cast of Broadway's Newsies) will assume the role of Glinda, directly from playing the role on national tour. (more...)
WICKED's Christine Dwyer Releases Two Holiday Songs on iTunes TomorrowWICKED's Christine Dwyer Releases Two Holiday Songs on iTunes Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - December 8, 2014

Just in time for Christmas, Wicked's current Elphaba Christine Dwyer now in her final week, will release two Christmas songs tomorrow, December 9, on Apple's iTunes. (more...)

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