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10 Years of Oz: A WICKED Anniversary Countdown- Wizard Flashback!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 24, 2013

On Wednesday, October 30th, the blockbuster musical, WICKED, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on Broadway, a milestone achieved by only ten other Broadway productions in history. The creative team and many of the musical's previous cast members will celebrate WICKED's first decade with a special performance, followed by a company party, on October 30th at 7:00pm. BroadwayWorld will be counting down to the milestone with daily flashbacks of Wicked's biggest events, most memorable cast members, and best performances. In today's installment, we remember the actors that have taken on the role of Oz's leader- the Wizard! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Dramatists Guild Panel - Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman Talk Writing WICKED
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2013

Dramatists Guild of America presented the 2nd Annual National Conference in Chicago 'Having Our Say: Our History, Our Future' livestreaming on HowlRound TV channel on Thursday, August 22 and Friday, August 23. On Thursday, Winnie Holzman and Stephen Schwartz spoke about w?riting WICKED with host Michael Kerker. Watch the interview below! (more...)

'Defy Gravity' and Benefit BC/EFA with WICKED Hot Air Balloon Rides, Beg Today.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2013

The blockbuster musical WICKED is offering its fans access to 'Defy Gravity' in the WICKED hot air balloon with a donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

'Defy Gravity' and Benefit BC/EFA with WICKED Hot Air Balloon Rides, July-Oct 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

The blockbuster musical WICKED is offering its fans access to 'Defy Gravity' in the WICKED hot air balloon with a donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Carol Kane Joins Cast of WICKED as 'Madame Morrible' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2013

Emmy Award-winner Carol Kane will return to the Broadway production of Wicked as Madame Morrible, starting performances tonight, July 1, 2013. Ms. Kane has previously performed the role on Broadway, in Los Angeles, and on tour. (more...)

Michael Wartella Joins Cast of WICKED as 'Boq' Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2013

Fresh off the national tour of Wicked, Michael Wartella will assume the role of Boq in WICKED on Broadway, beginning performances today, June 25. (more...)

Carol Kane and Michael Wartella to Join Cast of WICKED as 'Madame Morrible' and 'Boq' on 7/1 and 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2013

Emmy Award-winner Carol Kane will return to the Broadway production of WICKED as Madame Morrible, starting performances on Monday, July 1, 2013. Ms. Kane has previously performed the role on Broadway, in Los Angeles, and on tour. Fresh off the national tour of WICKED, Michael Wartella will assume the role of Boq, beginning performances onTuesday, June 25. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lindsay Mendez, Derek Klena & Cast of WICKED Celebrate 4,000th Performance!
by Walter McBride - Jun 19, 2013

Last night, June 18, WICKED's current cast members, including Lindsay Mendez (Elphaba) and Derek Klena (Fiyero) gathered at the Gershwin theatre to commemorate the show's the 4,000th performance. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out full photo coverage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena in WICKED!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2013

Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena recently joined the cast of Wicked, assuming the roles of Elphaba and Fiyero. They join a cast which includes Katie Rose Clarke as Glinda, Randy Danson as Madame Morrible, Adam Grupper as The Wizard, Catherine Charlebois as Nessarose, F. Michael Haynie as Boq, and John Schiappa as Dr. Dillamond. Check out a first look at the duo in action below! (more...)

Lindsay Mendez is WICKED's New Elphaba, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

Beginning performances today, May 28, 2013, Lindsay Mendez will assume the role of Elphaba in the Broadway production of WICKED. Ms. Mendez has previously worked with both the composer and director of WICKED, having appeared in the 2011 Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's Godspell, and, more recently, giving a breakout performance in the world premiere musical, Dogfight, staged by WICKED director Joe Mantello. (more...)

Derek Klena Will Join WICKED as 'Fiyero,' 5/28; Kyle Dean Massey Departs 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2013

Making his Broadway debut, Derek Klena will assume the role of Fiyero in the Broadway production of WICKED today, May 28, 2013. Mr. Klena has previously worked with both WICKED's newest Elphaba, Lindsay Mendez, and director Joe Mantello, in the off-Broadway world premiere musical, Dogfight. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez Will Be WICKED's Next Elphaba, Beginning 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2013

Beginning performances on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, Lindsay Mendez will assume the role of Elphaba in the Broadway production of WICKED. Ms. Mendez has previously worked with both the composer and director of WICKED, having appeared in the 2011 Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's Godspell, and, more recently, giving a breakout performance in the world premiere musical, Dogfight, staged by WICKED director Joe Mantello. (more...)

Derek Klena Will Join WICKED as 'Fiyero,' 5/28; Kyle Dean Massey Departs Today
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2013

Making his Broadway debut, Derek Klena will assume the role of Fiyero in the Broadway production of WICKED on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Mr. Klena has previously worked with both WICKED's newest Elphaba, Lindsay Mendez, and director Joe Mantello, in the off-Broadway world premiere musical, Dogfight. (more...)

Derek Klena Will Join WICKED as 'Fiyero,' 5/28; Kyle Dean Massey Departs 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

Making his Broadway debut, Derek Klena will assume the role of Fiyero in the Broadway production of WICKED on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Mr. Klena has previously worked with both WICKED's newest Elphaba, Lindsay Mendez, and director Joe Mantello, in the off-Broadway world premiere musical, Dogfight. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez Will Be WICKED's Next Elphaba, Beginning 5/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2013

Beginning performances on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, Lindsay Mendez will assume the role of Elphaba in the Broadway production of WICKED. Ms. Mendez has previously worked with both the composer and director of WICKED, having appeared in the 2011 Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's Godspell, and, more recently, giving a breakout performance in the world premiere musical, Dogfight, staged by WICKED director Joe Mantello. (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke Rejoins Broadway's WICKED as 'Glinda' Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2013

Beginning performances today, April 23, 2013, Katie Rose Clarke will return to the role of Glinda in the Broadway company of Wicked. Ms. Clarke last played the role of Glinda on Broadway in 2010. (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke Will Rejoin Broadway's WICKED as 'Glinda,' 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

Beginning performances on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, Katie Rose Clarke will return to the role of Glinda in the Broadway company of WICKED. Ms. Clarke last played the role of Glinda on Broadway in 2010. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: WICKED's Alli Mauzey Answers Questions for 'Glinda Week'
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2013

As part of 'Glinda Week', Wicked fans submitted their questions online for Broadway's current Glinda, Alli Mauzey. Watch the video below to see if she answered your question! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: WICKED's Willemijn Verkaik Answers Questions for 'Elphaba Week'
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2013

Willemijn Verkaik made her Broadway debut as the green witch in Wicked last month at the Gershwin Theatre. As part of 'Elphaba Week', Wicked fans submitted their questions for her online. Watch the video below to see if she answered your question! (more...)

Willemijn Verkaik's Green Journey to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2013

In June 2012, she celebrated her 1000th performance as Elphaba in three subsequent production of Wicked: in Stuttgart and Oberhausen (Germany) and in Scheveningen (The Netherlands). On February 12th Willemijn Verkaik will make her Broadway debut and play the green witch for 15 weeks at the Gershwin Theatre. (more...)

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