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2014 Drama League Award Nominations Announced - Shows, Stars & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 23, 2014

Co-Hosts Judith Light and Christopher Sieber announced the nominations for the 2014 Drama League Awards, including Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The 2014 Drama League Nomination announcement begins the month of celebrations leading up to the 80th Annual Drama League Awards, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) on Friday, May 16, 2014 at noon hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. (more...)

WICKED Kicks Off Morrison Center Run Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Morrison Center with performances from today, April 16 - May 4. (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery Policy for Morrison Center Run, 4/16-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Morrison Center with performances from April 16 - May 4. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Morrison 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...)

Tickets to WICKED's Run at Ed Mirvish Theatre On Sale 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

After breaking box office records in each of its previous three engagements, WICKED, the smash-hit musical, will return to the Ed Mirvish Theatre for a nine-week engagement September 3 through November 2. (more...)

Laurel Harris, Kara Lindsay and Gene Weygandt Join WICKED's Second National Tour Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

The company of the second North American tour of Wicked will welcome Laurel Harris as Elphaba, Kara Lindsay as Glinda and Gene Weygandt as the Wizard beginning today, April 2 in Fresno, CA. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the New Stars of WICKED on Broadway - Christine Dwyer, Jenni Barber, Justin Guarini and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

WICKED welcomed new cast members to the Broadway blockbuster at the end of last month, and BroadwayWorld has photos of the new company below! (more...)

Into the Digital World of OZ: WICKED Game Launches on App Store
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

WICKED fans can now take an even larger part of the wonderful world of Oz with them on the go. (more...)

WICKED UK Tour Announces 2015 Dates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

WICKED, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has confirmed the remaining dates of its record-breaking UK Tour, visiting Plymouth and Sunderland in 2015. The production will play at the Theatre Royal Plymouth (20 January to 14 February 2015) and Sunderland Empire Theatre (31 March to 25 April 2015). The tour will conclude at The Lowry in Salford in the summer of 2015. (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery Policy for Tennessee Performing Arts Center Run, 3/26-4/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the TPAC 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...)

Emma Hunton to Join Cast of WICKED's First National Tour as Elphaba, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Hunton's credits include the Broadway company of Spring Awakening (Ilse) as well as the Off-Broadway company of RENT (Maureen). She was last on tour with the 1st National Tour of Next to Normal (Natalie) and most recently played Ryan in the world premiere of Witness Uganda at the American Repertory Theater. (more...)

Photos|Video: WICKED Fans Serenade Australasian Cast on Closing Night
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 10, 2014

While emerald green confetti were slowly falling from midair and soap bubbles floated right near the stage door at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, photographer Jude Ng and videographer JM Ballaran, captured on their cameras on closing night, Sunday, March 9, a large crowd of Filipino fans of WICKED singing in unison one of most famous duets from the musical, 'For Good.' For the fans, it was their 'musical' way of showing how grateful they were for the Australasian touring cast, led by Jemma Rix (Elphaba), Suzie Mathers (Glinda), Steve Danielsen (Fiyero), Emily Cascarino (Nessarose), and Edward Grey (Boq), who starred in the sensational seven-week run of WICKED in Manila. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Martyn Ellis as The Wizard in West End's WICKED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

WICKED, the multi award-winning musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to release the first pictures of Martyn Ellis as 'The Wizard' at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre. (more...)

One Direction's Harry Styles Heading to Big Screen as WICKED's Fiyero?
by Movies News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

The teen heartthrob is the creative team's first choice to take on the lead of role of Fiyero in the highly anticipated project. (more...)

WICKED National Tour Announces $25 Lottery Policy for Majestic Theatre Run, 3/12-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Majestic Theatre for 24 performances, March 12-30. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Majestic 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. (more...)

Laurel Harris, Kara Lindsay & Gene Weygandt to Join WICKED's Second National Tour in April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

The company of the second North American tour of WICKED will welcome Laurel Harris as Elphaba, Kara Lindsay as Glinda and Gene Weygandt as the Wizard beginning Wednesday, April 2 in Fresno, CA. (more...)

WICKED to Offer Day-Of Lottery During Aronoff Center Run, 3/5-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Aronoff Center with performances from March 5 - 23. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Aronoff 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 to Launch Canadian National Tour this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2011, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to Canada for a nationwide tour. (more...)

WICKED Comes to Sydney's Capitol Theatre, Sept 20; More Tickets Available for Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2014

Due to extraordinary demand, new tickets will be released today for the Melbourne season of the award-winning musical theatre blockbuster WICKED. (more...)

New Block of Tickets Released for WICKED in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2014

Due to extraordinary demand, new tickets will be released today for the Melbourne season of the award-winning musical theatre blockbuster WICKED. WICKED Australian Co-Producer John Frost said, 'Bookings are very strong for the return of WICKED to Melbourne - it really is the most successful Broadway musical of the past decade. Audiences can't wait to see this glorious show back in its original Australian home, the beautiful Regent Theatre, Melbourne this year (more...)

Broadway's WICKED Flies Into Sacramento, May-June 2014; Tickets on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 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 May 28 through June 15 as part of the Broadway Sacramento series. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale today, February 15. (more...)

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