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John Grisham, James Patterson, Judy Blume and More Featured in BookExpo Live Stream, 5/29John Grisham, James Patterson, Judy Blume and More Featured in BookExpo Live Stream, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Public media meets the publishing world this week at one of the biggest events in the book world.  The Bookview/Detroit Public Television crew are in New York to capture and live stream BookExpo America and BookCon, starting Friday, May 29 through Sunday May 31 thanks to funding from the Wyncote Foundation. Book View Now, www.BookViewNow.org, will give book lovers everywhere the opportunity to learn about the newest releases and hear directly from major authors and celebrities in the comfort of their own homes. (more...)

WICKED National Tour Sets Lottery Policy for Denver RunWICKED National Tour Sets Lottery Policy for Denver Run
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to Denver with performances from June 3-July 5. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Buell Theatre 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. WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster returns to Denver at The Buell Theatre June 3-July 5 only. (more...)

Idina Menzel Posts Candid Pic & Shares WICKED Throwback TributeIdina Menzel Posts Candid Pic & Shares WICKED Throwback Tribute
by Pat Cerasaro - May 21, 2015

FROZEN's leading lady remembers WICKED! (more...)

Exclusive! Stephen Schwartz Talks Upcoming WICKED Movie's ProgressExclusive! Stephen Schwartz Talks Upcoming WICKED Movie's Progress
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2015

Fellow Ozians! Finally, BroadwayWorld has learned more definitive details about the highly anticipated film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning smash hit musical WICKED. (more...)

Steven Pinder To Star As DOCTOR DILLAMOND In London WICKED For Limited Engagement!Steven Pinder To Star As DOCTOR DILLAMOND In London WICKED For Limited Engagement!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

WICKED, the award-winning classic musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to announce that Steven Pinder, who is currently playing Doctor Dillamond and The Wizard to huge acclaim on the multi record-breaking UK Tour, will join the London production as Doctor Dillamond from Monday 10 August until Saturday 19 September 2015.  (more...)

Inside Broadway & WICKED to Welcome 3,000 NYC Students for 'Creating the Magic' Next MonthInside Broadway & WICKED to Welcome 3,000 NYC Students for 'Creating the Magic' Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Inside Broadway's Executive Director Michael Presser has announced that on Thursday, May 7, the Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street) will be visited by thousands of NYC public school students as the theatre arts and education organization presents its popular program Creating the Magic. Featuring the cast and production crew of the hit long-running Broadway musical WICKED, the 80 minute program will be offered at 10:45am and 1:15pm. (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory Receives $10K Gift from The Elphaba FundMusical Theatre Factory Receives $10K Gift from The Elphaba Fund
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

The Elphaba Fund awarded a $10,000 gift to Musical Theatre Factory today in support of the organization's commitment to developing new musicals by early-career writers and composers. The gift will help underwrite MTF's soon-to-be-announced summer season, and marks the most significant contribution made toward the Factory's $150,000 capital campaign announced earlier this year. (more...)

For Good! WICKED Goes Green For Earth Day With Awareness Raising ImageFor Good! WICKED Goes Green For Earth Day With Awareness Raising Image
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 23, 2015

Wicked celebrates Earth Day! (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery Policy for Schuster Center RunWICKED Announces Lottery Policy for Schuster Center Run
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Schuster Center with performances from April 29- May 17.  (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: Little Shop Of Horrors! 10 Devilish & Demonic Plays & Musicals To DevourSOUND OFF Special Edition: Little Shop Of Horrors! 10 Devilish & Demonic Plays & Musicals To Devour
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 22, 2015

While Broadway is heaven for theatergoers around the world, especially when the season reaches its fever pitch as it is right now, it can also be hell in the right hands. And, that's a good thing. As the exceedingly well-received new play HAND TO GOD which opened earlier this month proves, audiences adore a good scare - particularly when it is supported by a rich and dynamic dramatic basis upon which the horror-show can play out, which HAND TO GOD undoubtedly has in spades (and pitchforks). Needless to say, many of the most popular and successful musicals of all time have also dealt with demonic presences - even if in the case of Broadway's two biggest hits, they are misunderstood monsters. Indeed, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA remains the longest-running show in Broadway history, approaching its 20th year on the Great White Way, while Oz-themed witch-centric musical mega-hit WICKED remains one of the hottest tickets in town. With this week's news of Hollywood heartthrob Jake Gyllenhaal starring in an upcoming Encores! special limited-run production of cult hit and famous Off-Broadway mainstay LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - not to mention the big news of a brand new small screen version of the ultimate cult movie musical, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, being revived for a new generation - it seems more than merely appropriate to turn our attention to the scariest, bloodiest and best horror-themed musicals to date. (more...)

Broadway's Biggest Blockbuster WICKED Returns to Seattle This Summer; Tickets on Sale 4/13Broadway's Biggest Blockbuster WICKED Returns to Seattle This Summer; Tickets on Sale 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

After breaking box office records in 2012, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to Seattle's Paramount Theatre from July 8 - August 2. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Monday, April 13th at 10am and will be available on-line at stgpresents.org and tickets.com, by calling 877-STG-4TIX (784-4849) or in person at select Ticketmaster locations and at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm). (more...)

BWW Reviews: National Tour of WICKED Rolls Into HippodromeBWW Reviews: National Tour of WICKED Rolls Into Hippodrome
by Cybele Pomeroy - Apr 6, 2015

For some reason, people have brought a great many little girls to see WICKED. It didn't seem to me a particularly child-friendly novel, but since the musical stage production shares about as much with Gregory Maguire's novel as Disney's Little Mermaid did with the story written by Hans Christian Andersen, that's probably fine. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WICKED at ARSHT CENTERBWW Reviews: WICKED at ARSHT CENTER
by Roger Martin - Mar 26, 2015

WICKED is back in town and what a joy that is. The Good Witch and the Bad Witch, the Flying Monkeys and the Fire Breathing Dragon, the Wizard of Oz and the Yellow Brick Road: musical theatre at its best. (more...)

Photos: Fifteen Shades of Green - Celebrating the Women of WICKED's Emerald City Tour After 10 Years on the RoadPhotos: Fifteen Shades of Green - Celebrating the Women of WICKED's Emerald City Tour After 10 Years on the Road
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2015

To celebrate the show's ten years on the road and the fifteen ladies that have taken on 'Defying Gravity' in the Emerald City cast, we bring you a roundup of all of the Elphabas, from Stephanie J. Block to Jennifer DiNoia! (more...)

First North American Tour of WICKED Comes to a Close This Sunday in Los Angeles; Second National Tour to Continue IndefinitelyFirst North American Tour of WICKED Comes to a Close This Sunday in Los Angeles; Second National Tour to Continue Indefinitely
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

?After 4,160 performances, 520 playing weeks, 124 engagements in 55 different cities, and 10 years to the week after it launched in Toronto in March 2005, the final performance of the First North American tour of WICKED will be Sunday, March 15 at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

Broadway In New Orleans' 2015-16 Season to Include CABARET, KINKY BOOTS & MoreBroadway In New Orleans' 2015-16 Season to Include CABARET, KINKY BOOTS & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans today announces the lineup of Broadway's biggest hits for the 2015 - 2016 season, at the historic Saenger Theatre. (more...)

WICKED Announces $25 Ticket Lottery; Runs 3/11-29 at the Arsht CenterWICKED Announces $25 Ticket Lottery; Runs 3/11-29 at the Arsht Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County with performances starting Wednesday, March 11 through Sunday, March 29. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WICKED Tour 'Thrillifies' Audiences at The Fox Theatre in AtlantaBWW Reviews: WICKED Tour 'Thrillifies' Audiences at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta
by Sally Henry - Feb 25, 2015

If crowd appeal is any indication of a show's worth, Wicked is a multimillion-dollar treasure. WICKED's second national tour, 'The Munchkinland Tour,' flew into the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, February 18 to play a 3-week engagement, marking the show's fourth engagement at the historic Atlanta venue. Not surprisingly, this production did not disappoint. (more...)

Tickets to WICKED at ASU Gammage on Sale 3/30Tickets to WICKED at ASU Gammage on Sale 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2012, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to Tempe's ASU Gammage. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Monday, March 30 at 10 a.m. at the ASU Gammage Box Office and at asugamamge.com. Ticket prices start at $34. WICKED runs August 26-October 4. (more...)

WICKED Celebrates Valentine's Day With Heartfelt New Social Media CardWICKED Celebrates Valentine's Day With Heartfelt New Social Media Card
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 14, 2015

Wicked gets into the romantic mood of Valentine's Day! (more...)

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