Gregory Maguire News

West End's WICKED Welcomes 6 Millionth Theatregoer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

WICKED, the award-winning musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, welcomed its 6 millionth theatregoer to London's Apollo Victoria Theatre last night, Thursday 24 July. Owen Thomas attended the performance with Stephanie Willingham, both from Bury St. Edmonds, and enjoyed a backstage visit with the cast after the show. (more...)

Chandra Lee Schwartz and Etai BenShlomo to Join WICKED National Tour in Salt Lake City, July 29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED will be welcoming Chandra Lee Schwartz as Glinda and Etai BenShlomo on Tuesday, July 29 in Salt Lake City, UT. (more...)

Kerry Ellis to Return to West End's WICKED; Willemijn Verkaik Will Play Final Performance this Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

WICKED, the award-winning musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is proud to welcome back the original British Elphaba, Kerry Ellis, who will recreate her celebrated performance from Monday 4 August until Saturday 25 October 2014*. Willemijn Verkaik will play her final performance as Elphaba this Saturday (19 July 2014 at 7.30pm**). She departs the production in order to have surgery to address an ongoing back condition. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WICKED at the Capitol Theatre is as Crowd-Pleasing as Ever
by Tyler Hinton - Jul 11, 2014

The first national tour of WICKED is back at the Capitol Theatre, and it is as crowd-pleasing as ever. Tickets are still available for every performance of the show in Salt Lake City, so whether you have never heard of it or have seen it many times before, you should jump on the opportunity to see it now. (more...)

Capitol Theatre's WICKED Announces Drawing for $25 Seats, 7/9-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

A day-of-performance drawing for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Capitol Theatre with performances from July 9 - August 24. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Capitol Theatre box office will have their names placed in a drawing drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This drawing is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Drawing participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. (more...)

Nikki Davis-Jones, Liza Sadovy and Philip Childs to Join West End's WICKED in October; Ashleigh Gray & More Join UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

WICKED, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has just announced that Ashleigh Gray (Elphaba), Samuel Edwards (Fiyero), Steven Pinder (The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond), Richard Vincent (Boq) and Jacqueline Hughes (Standby Elphaba) will join the record-breaking UK Tour from Tuesday 16 September 2014 at Liverpool Empire Theatre. (more...)

WICKED Author Gregory Maguire Sheds Light on Early Film Script of THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Jillian Gaier - Jun 27, 2014

Gregory Maguire was just a kid when The Wizard of Oz film came out, but every year, he and his family would cuddle up in front of their black-and-white television to watch the annual television broadcast of their favorite musical movie. It wasn't until years later that that same enchanted, young boy would grow up to author the untold story of the witches of Oz: Wicked. (more...)

New Tickets Released for WICKED in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Due to extraordinary demand, new tickets will be released today for the Sydney season of the award-winning musical theatre blockbuster WICKED. The new seats are for performances from 31 October to 16 November. WICKED Australian Co-Producer John Frost said, "Audiences are flocking to WICKED in Melbourne, and bookings are very strong for the return of WICKED to Sydney - it really is the most successful Broadway musical of the past decade. Audiences can't wait to see this glorious show back at the beautiful Capitol Theatre in September." (more...)

WICKED Becomes West End's 10th Longest Running Show
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

WICKED, the multi award-winning musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is now the West End's 10th longest running show. Currently in its 8th year at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, this "wickedly good" (Sunday Express) original new musical has now been seen by over 5.5 million people since its London premiere in September 2006 and played over 3000 performances. (more...)

Broadway's WICKED Flies Into Sacramento Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2012, Wicked, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to Sacramento Community Center Theater from tonight, May 28 through June 15 as part of the Broadway Sacramento series. (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery Policy for Sacramento Community Center Theater Run, 5/28-6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to Sacramento Community Center Theater with performances from May 28 - June 15. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Convention Center Box Office, 1301 L Street, will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: WICKED's Jemma Rix Performs 'Defying Gravity' on SUNRISE
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2014

The 10th Anniversary Australian tour of the international musical theatre blockbuster Wicked opened May 10 at Melbourne's Regent Theatre. WICKED stars Lucy Durack as Glinda and Jemma Rix as Elphaba, both reprising the roles which shot them to stardom during the original Australian tour. Click below to watch a clip of Rix perform 'Defying Gravity' on Sunrise! (more...)

WICKED Opens 5/28 at Sacramento Community Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

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") based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, opens on Wednesday, May 28, for a three-week engagement at Sacramento Community Center Theater. (more...)

WICKED Kicks Off 10th Anniversary Tour in Melbourne Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

Prepare to be spellbound! The 10th Anniversary Australian tour of the international musical theatre blockbuster Wicked opens at Melbourne's Regent Theatre tonight 10 May in front of a star studded audience. Broadway's #1 show for an unprecedented ten consecutive years, Wicked has been declared 'A Cultural Phenomenon' by Variety and 'The Best Musical of the Decade' by Entertainment Weekly. (more...)

WICKED Begins 10th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Prepare to be spellbound! The 10th Anniversary Australian tour of the international musical theatre blockbuster WICKED opens at Melbourne's Regent Theatre on Saturday 10 May in front of a star studded audience. Broadway's #1 show for an unprecedented ten consecutive years, WICKED has been declared "A Cultural Phenomenon" by Variety and "The Best Musical of the Decade" by Entertainment Weekly. (more...)

WICKED to Kick Off 10th Anniversary Tour in Melbourne, May 10
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

Prepare to be spellbound! The 10th Anniversary Australian tour of the international musical theatre blockbuster Wicked opens at Melbourne's Regent Theatre on Saturday 10 May in front of a star studded audience. Broadway's #1 show for an unprecedented ten consecutive years, Wicked has been declared 'A Cultural Phenomenon' by Variety and 'The Best Musical of the Decade' by Entertainment Weekly. (more...)

WICKED Plays the Orpheum Theater, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

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 today, May 7 through May 25, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nick Adams, Emma Hunton & Gina Beck in WICKED National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

The company of the first North American tour of Wicked has recently welcomed some new faces, including Emma Hunton as Elphaba, Nick Adams as Fiyero and Gina Beck as Glinda. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the new cast in action! (more...)

Tickets to WICKED at Capitol Theatre On Sale 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2009 and 2012 WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to Salt Lake City, Capitol Theatre, July 9-August 24. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Monday, May 12. (more...)

Menzel and Chenoweth 'Too Old' for Film Adaptation of WICKED?
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2014

According to Attitude Magazine, Universal Pictures is trying to push the film adaptation of Wicked to the big screen 'sooner rather than later.' The recent movie success of Les Miserables rekindled the company's interest in the project. However, Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth are out of the running for the lead roles. (more...)

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