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John Frost to Join WICKED in Perth & BrisbaneJohn Frost to Join WICKED in Perth & Brisbane
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost today announced that the role of the Wizard for the Brisbane and Perth seasons of the Broadway musical will be played by much loved musical theatre star Simon Gallaher. (more...)

Emma Hatton To Take Over As Elphaba - Natalie Andreou As Standby In West End WICKED!Emma Hatton To Take Over As Elphaba - Natalie Andreou As Standby In West End WICKED!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

WICKED, the classic West End musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce that Natalie Andreou will join the company from Monday 2 February 2015 as Standby Elphaba. (more...)

WICKED to Conclude Run in Mexico, DecemberWICKED to Conclude Run in Mexico, December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The Mexican version of WICKED will end its run at the end of December. Only 5 performances left! For tickets and more information, visit: http://www.wickedelmusical.com.mx/ (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer Robert Cole to Receive Commercial Theater Institute's 2015 Robert Whitehead AwardTony-Winning Producer Robert Cole to Receive Commercial Theater Institute's 2015 Robert Whitehead Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Tony award-winning Broadway producer, Robert Cole, will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. (more...)

WICKED Welcomes New Witches Caroline Bowman, Kara Lindsay and More TonightWICKED Welcomes New Witches Caroline Bowman, Kara Lindsay and More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

WICKED welcomes new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre beginning tonight, 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...)

HOLD POST!! WICKED Film to Arrive in Theaters as Early as 2016?HOLD POST!! WICKED Film to Arrive in Theaters as Early as 2016?
by Movies News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

A big screen adaptation of the hit musical WICKED could arrive in theaters as early as the next two years. (more...)

Carrie St. Louis, Ashley Parker Angel, Kristine Zbornik & John Davidson Join WICKED Second National Tour TodayCarrie St. Louis, Ashley Parker Angel, Kristine Zbornik & John Davidson Join WICKED Second National Tour Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 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 today, November 26 in Norfolk, VA. (more...)

WICKED to Play Ziff Ballet Opera House in 2015WICKED to Play Ziff Ballet Opera House in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2010, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County's Ziff Ballet Opera House, March 11 - 29, 2015. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Monday, December 15 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

WICKED Movie Update - Producer Marc Platt Shares Update on the Film's DevelopmentWICKED Movie Update - Producer Marc Platt Shares Update on the Film's Development
by TV News Desk - Nov 23, 2014

'The movie of Wicked is still a number of years down the line,' he told us. 'We've just started its development, because the show's still so strong with eight or nine companies around the world. That's coming in the future. That's why I haven't been in a hurry, because it works so well on stage and audiences are enjoying it. It's not a timely story, it's a timeless sorry, so I've been very sanguine to let folks explore it theatrically and when we're ready we'll make a movie.' (more...)

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...)

WICKED Opens in San Diego TonightWICKED Opens in San Diego Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 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 tonight, November 12-December 7, 2014. (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...)

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...)

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