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WICKED Sets Lottery Policy for Smith Center Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 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...)

WICKED Adds Six Weeks of Performances to 2015 Hollywood Pantages Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The producers of WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, announced today that due to "Popular" demand, six additional weeks of performances will be added through Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Hollywood Pantages. Individual tickets for this new block of performances will go on sale to the general public on (more...)

Kim 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...)

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 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!
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 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...)

STAGE TUBE: Mark Haddon and Simon Stephens On Bringing THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME to Broadway
by Stage Tube - Sep 10, 2014

Watch Mark Haddon and Simon Stephens as they talk about bringing the National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME to Broadway. In the fifth and sixth segments in a six-part series, Haddon and Stephens continue their discussions about adapting the best-selling book into a stage play and bringing the play from the West End to Broadway. (more...)

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Begins Performances on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time begins previews tonight, September 10. The acclaimed new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, directed by Tony Award-winner Marianne Elliott, will officially open on Sunday, October 5 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Begins Performances on Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME will begin previews tomorrow, Wednesday, September 10. The acclaimed new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, directed by Tony Award-winner Marianne Elliott, will officially open on Sunday, October 5 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

West End's WICKED Now On Sale Into November 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 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...)

WICKED 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 9/12
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...)

STAGE TUBE: Mark Haddon and Simon Stephens on Bringing 'CURIOUS CASE' to Broadway
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2014

Watch Mark Haddon and Simon Stephens as they talk about bringing the National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME to Broadway. In this first segment in a six-part series, Haddon and Stephens talk about the decision to adapt the best-selling book into a stage play. Check it out below! (more...)

WICKED 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...)

2014 HELPMANN AWARDS Winners Announced - Cate Blanchett, Craig McLachlan, THE KING & I and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The 14th Annual Helpmann Awards were presented live from Sydney's Capitol Theatre and broadcast on Foxtel's Arena. Host Jonathan Biggins was joined by some of Australia's most talented performers and industry leaders to announce this year's winners while recognising the distinguished artistic achievement and excellence across the major disciplines of Australia's live performance industry. (more...)

TV Legend Kim Zimmer to Rejoin Cast of WICKED First North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

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

BWW Reviews: HELPMANN AWARDS 2014 Announced at Sydney's Capitol Theatre
by Jade Kops - Aug 17, 2014

The Helpmann Awards, which has recognised the achievements in live performance in Australia since 2001, is the Australian industry's equivalent of the Tony Awards and the Olivier Awards. (more...)

New Tickets to WICKED at Sydney's Capitol Theatre Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Due to extraordinary demand, new tickets have been released for the Sydney season of the award-winning musical theatre blockbuster WICKED. With performances at Sydney's Capitol Theatre beginning on September 20, new tickets have been released for performances from 18 to 23 November. (more...)

Ashleigh Gray, Emily Tierney, Samuel Edwards & More Join WICKED UK Tour; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

WICKED, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, just announced that Ashleigh Gray (Elphaba), Emily Tierney (Glinda), Samuel Edwards (Fiyero), Marilyn Cutts (Madame Morrible), Steven Pinder (The Wizardand Doctor Dillamond), Carina Gillespie (Nessarose), Richard Vincent (Boq), Jacqueline Hughes (Standby Elphaba), Joe Atkinson, Joshua Berg, Chrissy Brooke, Ben Carruthers, Harrison Clark, Lauren Ellis-Steele, Oliver Evans, Victoria Farley, Natasha Ferguson, Zoe George, Natalie Green, Will Knights, Sophie Leigh-Griffin, Candy Marriot, Tom Mather, Brian McCann, Ashley Morgan-Davies, Stephanie Powell, Wendy-Lee Purdy, Elisha Sherman, Grant Thresh, Hannah Veerapen and Danny Whitehead will star in the record-breaking UK Tour from Tuesday 16 September 2014 at Liverpool Empire Theatre. (more...)

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