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West End's WICKED Extends Through April 2016West End's WICKED Extends Through April 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

WICKED, the classic West End musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to announce the opening of its 19th new booking period, on Monday 2 February 2015 at 10am, with 500,000 new tickets going on sale for performances until Saturday 30 April 2016. (more...)

WICKED's Munchkinland Tour Welcomes New 'Elphaba' and 'Nessarose' TonightWICKED's Munchkinland Tour Welcomes New 'Elphaba' and 'Nessarose' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

The company of the Munchkinland tour of Wicked welcomes Alyssa Fox as Elphaba and Liana Hunt as Nessarose beginning tonight, January 28 in Greenville, SC. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Emma Hatton as 'Elphaba' in West End's WICKEDPhoto Flash: First Look at Emma Hatton as 'Elphaba' in West End's WICKED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

WICKED, the classic West End musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to release the first pictures of Emma Hatton who takes over the role of Elphaba from Monday 2 February 2015. (more...)

BWW Interview: Caroline Bowman Talks Getting Green as WICKED's Newest Elphaba!BWW Interview: Caroline Bowman Talks Getting Green as WICKED's Newest Elphaba!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 18, 2015

WICKED just welcomed new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre last month. Caroline Bowman (Kinky Boots, Eva in the Broadway revival tour of Evita) stepped into the role of Elphaba, and Kara Lindsay (original cast of Broadway's Newsies) assumed the role of Glinda, directly from playing the role on national tour. Kathy Fitzgerald returned to the Broadway company as Madame Morrible, a role she has played on Broadway and on national tour, and Matt Shingledecker (West Side Story) assumed the role of Fiyero. Two-time Tony Award Nominee Robin de Jesus (In the Heights, La Cage Aux Folles) stepped into the role of Boq. Bowman recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about rejoining the cast, her take on the character, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! Click here to read BroadwayWorld's interview with her WICKED counterpart, Kara Lindsay! (more...)

BWW Interview: Kara Lindsay Talks Conquering the High Notes as WICKED's Newest Glinda!BWW Interview: Kara Lindsay Talks Conquering the High Notes as WICKED's Newest Glinda!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 17, 2015

WICKED just welcomed new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre last month. Caroline Bowman (Kinky Boots, Eva in the Broadway revival tour of Evita) stepped into the role of Elphaba, and Kara Lindsay (original cast of Broadway's Newsies) assumed the role of Glinda, directly from playing the role on national tour. Kathy Fitzgerald returned to the Broadway company as Madame Morrible, a role she has played on Broadway and on national tour, and Matt Shingledecker (West Side Story) assumed the role of Fiyero. Two-time Tony Award Nominee Robin de Jesus (In the Heights, La Cage Aux Folles) stepped into the role of Boq. Lindsay recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about her take on Glinda, the challenges of the role, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! Check back tomorrow to read BroadwayWorld's interview with her WICKED counterpart, Caroline Bowman! (more...)

Photo Flash: WICKED Welcomes New Cast- Meet New Witches Caroline Bowman and Kara Lindsay!Photo Flash: WICKED Welcomes New Cast- Meet New Witches Caroline Bowman and Kara Lindsay!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

WICKED just welcomed new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre last month. CAROLINE BOWMAN (Kinky Boots, Eva in the Broadway revival tour of Evita) stepped into the role of Elphaba, and KARA LINDSAY (original cast of Broadway's Newsies) assumed the role of Glinda, directly from playing the role on national tour. KATHY FITZGERALD returned to the Broadway company as Madame Morrible, a role she has played on Broadway and on national tour, and MATT SHINGLEDECKER (West Side Story) assumed the role of Fiyero. Two-time Tony Award Nominee ROBIN DEJESUS (In the Heights, La Cage Aux Folles) stepped into the role of Boq. Check out photos of the new cast in action below! (more...)

WICKED Sets Lottery Policy for DPAC Run, Begin. 1/7WICKED Sets Lottery Policy for DPAC Run, Begin. 1/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to DPAC with performances from January 7-25. Two and one- half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the DPAC 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 in Brisbane Welcomes Suzie Mathers as GlindaWICKED in Brisbane Welcomes Suzie Mathers as Glinda
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2015

Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost today announced that the role of Glinda in the 2015 Brisbane and Perth seasons of the Broadway musical will be played by Suzie Mathers, taking over from Lucy Durack who is leaving at the end of the Sydney season for her next 'thrillifying' role ... as a mother. (more...)

CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Tickets Now on Sale Thru Sept. 6CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Tickets Now on Sale Thru Sept. 6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2015

Producers of the acclaimed new play THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME have announced a new block of tickets on sale through September 6, 2015. (more...)

WICKED's Munchkinland Tour to Welcome New 'Elphaba' and 'Nessarose' for 2015WICKED's Munchkinland Tour to Welcome New 'Elphaba' and 'Nessarose' for 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

The company of the Munchkinland tour of WICKED will welcome Alyssa Fox as Elphaba and Liana Hunt as Nessarose beginning Wednesday, January 28 in Greenville, SC. (more...)

Simon Gallaher to Join WICKED in Perth & BrisbaneSimon Gallaher 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...)

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