Single Tickets to WICKED's Run at Orpheum Theater On Sale 2/7
After record breaking engagements in Omaha in 2009 and 2011, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to Omaha's Orpheum Theater for a third engagement May 7 through 25. Tickets for the return engagement will go on sale to the public on Friday, February 7, at 10:00 a.m. Tickets for WICKED start at $35 and will be available online at TicketOmaha.com; by phone at 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha box office in the Holland Performing Arts Center, 13th and Douglas streets, Omaha, Neb. Groups of 15 or more may purchase tickets by calling 402.661.8516 or toll-free at 866.434.8587. Ticket Omaha is the official ticket outlet for all performances of WICKED.*
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 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 over 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.
"Omahans have a special place in their hearts for WICKED as demonstrated by the positive audience reaction and the strong attendance we've had in the past," Joan Squires, Omaha Performing Arts president, said.
"WICKED continues to be extremely 'popular' with our audiences, many of whom added it to their season package this year. We're pleased that we have secured WICKED's return and welcome this high-quality production back to the Orpheum Theater."
Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two 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. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for "the most complete - and completely satisfying - new musical in a long time." (USA Today).
WICKED celebrated its 10th anniversary on October 30. There are currently nine productions of the musical worldwide: New York, London, Japan (Tokyo), South Korea (Seoul), an Australian/Asian tour (Manila), Latin America (Mexico City), a U.K./Ireland Tour (Dublin), 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 supervisor. Orchestrations are by William David Brohn, with dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott.
Performances of WICKED begin Wednesday, May 7, at the Orpheum and play daily through Sunday, May 25. Matinee performances will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 8 and Thursday, May 22 as well as Saturdays, May 10, 17 and 24. Sunday matinees are at 1:30 p.m. Evening performances are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.; Sundays at 7:00 p.m. There will be no evening performance on Sunday, May 25.