Tickets to WICKED's Run at Aronoff Center on Sale Today
After breaking box office records in 2011, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster will return to the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati, March 5 - 23, 2014. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Friday, December 6 at 9am and will be available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS(2787). WICKED is presented as part of the 2013-2014 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati season.
With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell, Academy Award-winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman ("My So Called Life," "Once And Again" and "thirtysomething"), WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz, is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Vagina Monologues) and features musical staging by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento (Aida, The Who's Tommy, How To Succeed...).
Based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED, winner of 50 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, is the untold story of the witches of Oz. It is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.
"We are thrilled to make Cincinnati one of the first markets to host WICKED four times. This spectacular musical is a favorite of the theatre-going audience in the Queen City, and we know people here are eager to see the show again," said Broadway in Cincinnati General Manager, Genevieve Miller Holt. "We've also heard from many people who haven't had the opportunity to see WICKED before, and we're glad to give more Tri-staters the chance to see one of the most phenomenal shows in Broadway history."
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, and how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.
WICKED recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary in October 2013 and there are currently nine productions of the musical worldwide: New York, London, Japan (Tokyo), Australia/New Zealand (Auckland), South Korea (Seoul), Latin America (Mexico City), a U.K. Tour, and two concurrent North American National Tours. Broadway's #1 show for an unprecedented nine consecutive years, WICKED has been declared "A Cultural Phenomenon" by Variety and "The Best Musical of the Decade" by Entertainment Weekly.
WICKED features set design by Tony Award winner Eugene Lee (Ragtime, Show Boat, Candide, Sweeney Todd), costume design by Tony winner Susan Hilferty (Into the Woods, Assassins), lighting design by Tony nominee Kenneth Posner (The Coast of Utopia, Hairspray) and sound design by Tony Meola (The Lion King). Stephen Oremus is the show's musical director. Orchestrations are by William David Brohn, with dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott.
WICKED will play the Aronoff Center from March 5 - 23, 2014: Tuesdays-Thursdays at 7:30PM, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2:00PM and 8:00PM, Sundays at 1:00PM and 6:30PM, Thursday, March 6 at 1:00PM. Tickets for WICKED start at $38 and are available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS(2787). For groups of 10 or more, contact the group sales department at 513.369.4363. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.