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Madame Alexander To Release New WICKED Dolls, Fall 2010

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The Madame Alexander Doll Company has announced the upcoming release of two new dolls in its WICKED collection, based on the hit Broadway musical. One is a Citizen of Oz doll; the other is a Citizen of the Emerald City.

Both dolls can be pre-ordered at www.madamealexander.com.  The Citizen of Oz is expected to ship in October, while the Citizen of the Emerald City is expected to ship in November.  Each doll is ten inches tall and costs $124.95.  The dolls are recommended for ages fourteen and up. 

Madame Alexander's WICKED collection also includes Town Crier, First Day at Shiz Elphaba, First Day at Shiz Glinda, and Elphaba.  In addition, Madame Alexander has produced a 'The Wizard of Oz' collection which includes various characters from the story that inspired WICKED.

Winner of 26 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 "The Best Musical of the Decade" by Entertainment Weekly and "A Cultural Phenomenon" by Variety, WICKED is based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, 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.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at 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.

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