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BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Stage and Screen Star Michele Lee- Part 1!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Stage and Screen Star Michele Lee- Part 1!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - September 1, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and at their favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes stage and screen legend Michele Lee. Watch as they discuss how things are going at the Gershwin Theatre, chat about her career highlights, and so much more! (more...)
WICKED's Michele Lee Tells How Being In A Broadway Flop Led To A Big BreakWICKED's Michele Lee Tells How Being In A Broadway Flop Led To A Big Break
by Michael Dale - August 27, 2015

BRAVO, GIOVANNI closed just in time for her to be available to replace the leading lady of the biggest smash in town. (more...)
Meet WICKED's Incoming Broadway Leads - Rachel Tucker & Jonah Platt!Meet WICKED's Incoming Broadway Leads - Rachel Tucker & Jonah Platt!
by BWW Special Coverage - August 19, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, beginning Tuesday, September 15, West End alumna Rachel Tucker will join the Broadway company of WICKED in the role of Elphaba, alongside Jonah Platt, who will be making his Broadway debut in the role of Fiyero. In honor of the pair joining the New York company, BWW brings you a look back some of their past performances below! (more...)
Breaking News: West End Elphaba Rachel Tucker and Jonah Platt Will Join Broadway's WICKED This Fall!Breaking News: West End Elphaba Rachel Tucker and Jonah Platt Will Join Broadway's WICKED This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that beginning Tuesday, September 15, West End alumna RACHEL TUCKER will join the Broadway company of WICKED in the role of Elphaba. After nearly three years and over 1,000 performances, Rachel holds the record for most consecutive performances as Elphaba in London's West End production. She made her Broadway debut last season as Meg Dawson in Sting's The Last Ship. (more...)
ON RECORD: Robin de Jesus' Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'It Had Such a Profound Effect on Me'ON RECORD: Robin de Jesus' Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'It Had Such a Profound Effect on Me'
by On Record - August 18, 2015

Ever wonder which Broadway tunes have inspired your favorite performers? Check back every Tuesday for ON RECORD- to find out which cast recordings have made an impact on Broadway's brightest stars. In this week's edition, we hear from Robin de Jesus, who is currently starring as 'Boq' in Wicked- playing at the Gershwin Theatre. Read on to find out his top five picks! (more...)
New Cast Members to Fly Into WICKED National Tour This MonthNew Cast Members to Fly Into WICKED National Tour This Month
by BWW News Desk - August 13, 2015

The WICKED Tour will welcome Jake Boyd as Fiyero, Wendy Worthington as Madame Morrible and Stuart Zagnit as The Wizard beginning Wednesday, August 26 at ASU Gammage in Tempe.  (more...)
ON RECORD: Arielle Jacobs' Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'This Score is Breathtaking!'ON RECORD: Arielle Jacobs' Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'This Score is Breathtaking!'
by On Record - August 4, 2015

Ever wonder which Broadway tunes have inspired your favorite performers? Check back every Tuesday for ON RECORD- to find out which cast recordings have made an impact on Broadway's brightest stars. In this week's edition, we hear from Arielle Jacobs, who is currently starring as 'Nessarose' in Wicked- playing at the Gershwin Theatre. Read on to find out her top five picks! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: SHOWTUNE SHUFFLE - 'As Long As You're Mine' Edition!BWW TV Exclusive: SHOWTUNE SHUFFLE - 'As Long As You're Mine' Edition!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 2, 2015

The beauty of a long-running Broadway show is being able to see an iconic role portrayed by more than just one star. Today, BWW is continuing our new series SHOWTUNE SHUFFLE! In this edition, not two, but eight Elphabas and Fiyeros sing Wicked's 'As Long as You're Mine' from start to finish. Click below to watch Teal Wicks, Richard H. Blake, Caroline Bowman, Matt Shingledecker, Lindsay Mendez, Derek Klena, Christine Dwyer and Justin Guarini trade off the melody and strut all over the Bryant Park stage! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Michele Lee as 'Madame Morrible' in WICKED!Photo Flash: First Look at Michele Lee as 'Madame Morrible' in WICKED!
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2015

Wicked recently welcomed 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.' Check out a photo of Lee in action below! (more...)
Always Wanted to Defy Gravity? WICKED Holding Open Casting CallAlways Wanted to Defy Gravity? WICKED Holding Open Casting Call
by Nora Dominick - July 22, 2015

Has starring in Wicked always been your dream? Well this could come true because Wicked is holding open calls for the next Elphaba Understudy! (more...)
Film Rights to WICKED Author's Re-Interpretation of 'Alice in Wonderland' Up for GrabsFilm Rights to WICKED Author's Re-Interpretation of 'Alice in Wonderland' Up for Grabs
by Movies News Desk - July 22, 2015

The Hollywood Reporter today revealed that the rights to another of Maguire's novels 'After Alice', is up for grabs. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: BroadwayWorld Introduces SHOWTUNE SHUFFLE - 'The Wizard and I' Edition!BWW TV Exclusive: BroadwayWorld Introduces SHOWTUNE SHUFFLE - 'The Wizard and I' Edition!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 12, 2015

The beauty of a long-running Broadway show is being able to see an iconic role portrayed by more than just one star. (more...)
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...)

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