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WICKED Announces Slew of Broadway Cast Changes Including New Witches Caroline Bowman and Kara Lindsay; Plus Kathy Fitzgerald, Robin DeJesus & Matt ShingledeckerWICKED Announces Slew of Broadway Cast Changes Including New Witches Caroline Bowman and Kara Lindsay; Plus Kathy Fitzgerald, Robin DeJesus & Matt Shingledecker
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

WICKED will welcome new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre beginning Tuesday, December 16. CAROLINE BOWMAN (Kinky Boots, Eva in the Broadway revival tour of Evita) will step into the role of Elphaba, and KARA LINDSAY (original cast of Broadway's Newsies) will assume the role of Glinda, directly from playing the role on national tour. (more...)

Photo Coverage: WICKED-Inspired Episode of PROJECT RUNWAY ALL-STARS Crowns WinnerPhoto Coverage: WICKED-Inspired Episode of PROJECT RUNWAY ALL-STARS Crowns Winner
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 14, 2014

Broadway's WICKED collaborated with Lifetime's hit series, 'Project Runway All Stars,' for a WICKED-inspired episode and couture challenge, which aired last night, November 13. BroadwayWorld has photos of WICKED's stars with the winner and her designs below! (more...)

VIDEO: WICKED-Inspired Episode Set for Next PROJECT RUNWAY ALL-STARS!VIDEO: WICKED-Inspired Episode Set for Next PROJECT RUNWAY ALL-STARS!
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

On the next episode of Season 4 of Lifetime's PROJECT RUNWAY ALL-STARS, the designers must create couture fashion inspired by the long-running Broadway musical WICKED. (more...)

Broadway's WICKED Welcomes "Project Runway All Stars" for WICKED-Inspired Couture Challenge Filmed at the Gershwin TheatreBroadway's WICKED Welcomes "Project Runway All Stars" for WICKED-Inspired Couture Challenge Filmed at the Gershwin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

The Broadway Blockbuster WICKED has collaborated with Lifetime's hit series, “Project Runway All Stars,” for a WICKED-inspired episode and couture challenge, airing on Thursday, November 13 at 9:00pm EST/PST. (more...)

WICKED Announces Ticket Lottery for 11/12-12/7 San Diego RunWICKED Announces Ticket Lottery for 11/12-12/7 San Diego Run
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

?A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to The San Diego Civic Theatre with performances from November 12-December 7, 2014. (more...)

Carrie St. Louis, Ashley Parker Angel, Kristine Zbornik & John Davidson to Join WICKED Second National TourCarrie St. Louis, Ashley Parker Angel, Kristine Zbornik & John Davidson to Join WICKED Second National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The company of the second North American tour of WICKED will welcome Carrie St. Louis as Glinda, Kristine Zbornik as Madame Morrible, John Davidson as the Wizard and Ashley Parker Angel as Fiyero beginning Wednesday, November 26 in Norfolk, VA. (more...)

WICKED to Head to Perth for Performances at the Crown TheatreWICKED to Head to Perth for Performances at the Crown Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

WICKED Australia Co-Producer John Frost today announced that the award-winning musical theatre blockbuster will fly to Perth in May 2015 as part of its 10th Anniversary tour. The Perth season at the Crown Theatre, Burswood will follow the Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane legs of the tour. (more...)

WICKED Returning to Hippodrome Theatre in April 2015WICKED Returning to Hippodrome Theatre in April 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2012, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre April 1-26, 2015. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Monday, December 8 at 10:00 am. (more...)

X-FACTOR Finalists Lauren Platt & Lola Saunders Attend West End's WICKEDX-FACTOR Finalists Lauren Platt & Lola Saunders Attend West End's WICKED
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

X-Factor finalists Lauren Platt and Lola Saunders attended classic musical WICKED at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre to celebrate Halloween on Thursday night. (more...)

Breaking News: Stephen Daldry In Talks to Direct WICKED Film; Stephen Schwartz Announces Departure from HOUDINI MusicalBreaking News: Stephen Daldry In Talks to Direct WICKED Film; Stephen Schwartz Announces Departure from HOUDINI Musical
by TV News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

WICKED author Gregory Maguire and the musical's composer Stephen Schwartz appeared in a recent on-stage conversation presented by the Mark Twain House & Museum, at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, CT. At the event, which was moderated by Frank Rizzo, Schwartz revealed some exciting new updates for his latest projects! (more...)

Video Flashback: Celebrate WICKED's Birthday with Cast Members Past!Video Flashback: Celebrate WICKED's Birthday with Cast Members Past!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 30, 2014

Today in 2003, Wicked opened at the Gershwin Theatre, where it is still running. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. The production is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento. Wicked is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone. The show celebrated its tenth anniversary on Broadway last year, and a slew of Wicked alumni attended the special event. To celebrate this day, BroadwayWorld is flashing back to WICKED's epic 10th birthday! (more...)

WICKED Returning to Atlanta's Fox Theatre in 2015WICKED Returning to Atlanta's Fox Theatre in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time for its third Atlanta engagement in 2011, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to Atlanta's Fox Theatre February 18-March 8 as a special to the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2014/2015 series. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Sunday, November 16 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Jennifer DiNoia Joins West End WICKED as 'Elphaba' TonightJennifer DiNoia Joins West End WICKED as 'Elphaba' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 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 tonight 27 October 2014 to Saturday 31 January 2015 at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Jennifer DiNoia Goes Green for West End Debut in WICKED!Photo Flash: First Look - Jennifer DiNoia Goes Green for West End Debut in WICKED!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

WICKED, the award-winning musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has released the first pictures of Jennifer DiNoia as she prepares for her West End debut on Monday. (more...)

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...)

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