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Emma Hatton Will Be West End's New 'Elphaba' in WICKED Beginning in FebruaryEmma Hatton Will Be West End's New 'Elphaba' in WICKED Beginning in February
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

WICKED, the smash hit musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, will soon welcome Emma Hatton to the West End cast, according to Whatsonstage. Hatton currently stands by as 'Elphaba,' and will take over the role when Jennifer DiNoia departs the production in February 2015. (more...)

WICKED's Gregory Maguire and Stephen Schwartz Set for 'A WICKED COOL EVENING' at the Bushnell, 10/21WICKED's Gregory Maguire and Stephen Schwartz Set for 'A WICKED COOL EVENING' at the Bushnell, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

MARK MY WORDS 2014: A WICKED COOL EVENING, on Tuesday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m., is a once-in-a-lifetime event - a conversation between the creators of the book and Broadway smash Wicked. Gregory Maguire wrote the original novel Wicked - The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. Stephen Schwartz, legendary composer and lyricist of Pippin and Godspell, adapted Maguire's twisted take on L. Frank Baum's universe into one of the most successful musicals in history. Moderated by Connecticut theater legend Frank Rizzo, this is a unique opportunity to hear these creators talk about writing, music, theatre and, of course, the Wonderful World of Oz. (more...)

WICKED Sets Lottery Policy for Smith Center RunWICKED Sets Lottery Policy for Smith Center Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts with performances from Wednesday, Oct. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 9. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at The Smith Center box office 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...)

Kim Zimmer Rejoins Cast of WICKED First North American Tour TonightKim Zimmer Rejoins Cast of WICKED First North American Tour Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The company of the first North American tour of Wicked will welcome back Kim Zimmer as 'Madame Morrible' tonight, September 30 in Albuquerque, NM. (more...)

WICKED Will Conclude Mexican Run This DecemberWICKED Will Conclude Mexican Run This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

According to Terra, the Mexican production of Wicked, which bgean performances in October 2013, will end its run in December 2014. The show has played over 300 performances. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Emma Hunton Gets Green for WICKED Tour!STAGE TUBE: Emma Hunton Gets Green for WICKED Tour!
by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2014

Emma Hunton is currently starring as 'Elphaba' in the the first North American tour of Wicked, which is currently playing at Albuquerque's Popejoy Hall. KOB Eyewitness News 4 got a behind the scenes look at the star of the show as she prepared for a show in the make-up chair. Check out her full process of getting greenified below! (more...)

WICKED to Return to DPAC in 2015WICKED to Return to DPAC in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2010 and 2012, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to the Triangle at DPAC, January 7-25, 2015. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Saturday, October 4 at 10a.m. (more...)

Jennifer DiNoia Joins West End WICKED As Elphaba!Jennifer DiNoia Joins West End WICKED As Elphaba!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

WICKED, the smash hit musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is proud to announce that Jennifer DiNoia, who has enjoyed a remarkable eight-year association with the show in North America and internationally, will join the West End production for a strictly limited 14 week engagement as Elphaba from Monday 27 October 2014 to Saturday 31 January 2015 at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jemma Rix Flies Into Sydney for WICKED Run at the Capitol TheatrePhoto Flash: Jemma Rix Flies Into Sydney for WICKED Run at the Capitol Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The Wicked Witch of the West from the award-winning musical theatre blockbuster WICKED flew into Sydney today, ahead of the first performance at the Capitol Theatre on September 20 and an exciting summer season. Landing by helicopter at Macquarie lighthouse at South Head, Elphaba 'The Wicked Witch' was greeted by the Winky Prince Fiyero, munchkin Boq and citizens of the Emerald City in Oz. Scroll down for photos of her grand entrance! (more...)

Mirvish's 2014-15 Season to Feature Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT, KINKY BOOTS, BUYER & CELLAR & MoreMirvish's 2014-15 Season to Feature Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT, KINKY BOOTS, BUYER & CELLAR & More
by Alan Henry - Sep 16, 2014

David Mirvish has finalized all the details and shows for his 2014-15 line-up of shows. There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and nine bonus shows not on subscription. That brings the total to a record 19 shows for the 2014-15 season. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Billy Porter, Cast of WICKED and More Set for Tonight's UPRISING OF LOVE BenefitPatti LuPone, Billy Porter, Cast of WICKED and More Set for Tonight's UPRISING OF LOVE Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) welcome an all-star lineup for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality tonight, September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street). (more...)

Stephanie J. Block to Perform with Cast of Broadway's WICKED at UPRISING OF LOVE Benefit; Lena Hall, Kathy Najimy & More to PresentStephanie J. Block to Perform with Cast of Broadway's WICKED at UPRISING OF LOVE Benefit; Lena Hall, Kathy Najimy & More to Present
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) have announced the full list of presenters set to join the all-star lineup for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality on Monday, September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street). (more...)

Jane Lynch to Host Star-Studded UPRISING OF LOVE Benefit at Gershwin Theatre; Casts of WICKED, ONCE & More Join LineupJane Lynch to Host Star-Studded UPRISING OF LOVE Benefit at Gershwin Theatre; Casts of WICKED, ONCE & More Join Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) are proud to announce that Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch (Glee) will host Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality on Monday, September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street). (more...)

West End's WICKED Now On Sale Into November 2015West End's WICKED Now On Sale Into November 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

WICKED, the smash hit musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has announced the opening of its 18th new booking period, on Monday 8 September 2014 at 10.00am, with 500,000 new tickets going on sale for performances until Saturday 7 November 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WICKED Defies Gravity Once Again Now Thru September 14thBWW Reviews: WICKED Defies Gravity Once Again Now Thru September 14th
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Sep 3, 2014

Glinda and Elphaba have flown into San Jose to appear in Wicked and have broken box office records at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts, grossing $1,516,245 during the first week of its three-week engagement. The two witches will be in town (along with a phenomenal cast) through September 14 only so get your tickets now before somebody drops a house on you. Hodges & Hodges are seasoned Wicked audience viewers, but we're here to tell you that this company is spectacular and you're in for a wonderful night of theatre at Broadway San Jose. (more...)

Nikki Davis-Jones Withdraws from WICKED in West End and UK TourNikki Davis-Jones Withdraws from WICKED in West End and UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

WICKED, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, announced earlier this summer that Ashleigh Gray would join the record-breaking UK Tour from Tuesday September 16, 2014 as Elphaba, as current cast member Nikki Davis-Jones was secheduled to join the London production from Monday October 27, 2014. Now according to the show's official Twitter feed, Davis-Jones has withdrawn form both productions. (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery Policy for Run at Ed Mirvish TheatreWICKED Announces Lottery Policy for Run at Ed Mirvish Theatre
by Alan Henry - Aug 27, 2014

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Ed Mirvish Theatre for a nine-week engagement September 3 through November 2. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Ed Mirvish Theatre box office, 244 Victoria 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...)

Tickets to WICKED at Detroit Opera House On Sale 9/12Tickets to WICKED at Detroit Opera House On Sale 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2011, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to the Detroit Opera House, December 10 - January 4. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 12 at 10 AM at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at www.ticketmaster.com/wicked or www.broadwayindetroit.com and at the Fisher Theatre and Detroit Opera House box offices. (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery for San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts RunWICKED Announces Lottery for San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is making its South Bay premiere at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) with performances from August 27 - September 14. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Center for the Performing Arts box office 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...)

Amazon Book Editors Reveal List of 2014 'Big Fall Books'Amazon Book Editors Reveal List of 2014 'Big Fall Books'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

(NASDAQ:AMZN)-Amazon.com today announced its annual Big Fall Books Preview to help readers discover the best upcoming releases. The Amazon Book Editors selected what they expect to be fall's hottest 20 books, and also shared their personal favorites in a list of new under-the-radar books. The Amazon Big Fall Books Preview also features the season's most anticipated releases in biographies, comics and graphic novels, cookbooks, fiction, mysteries, nonfiction, romance and science fiction-plus upcoming releases for kids and young adults. (more...)

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