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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...)

Photo Flash: Alyssa Fox and Liana Hunt Join WICKED National Tour!Photo Flash: Alyssa Fox and Liana Hunt Join WICKED National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The company of the Munchkinland tour of Wicked just welcomed Alyssa Fox as Elphaba and Liana Hunt as Nessarose in Greenville, SC. Fox and Hunt join a cast that includes Carrie St. Louis as Glinda, Kristine Zbornik as Madame Morrible and John Davidson as The Wizard. (more...)

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...)

BWW Reviews: WICKED National Tour at Durham Performing Arts CenterBWW Reviews: WICKED National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Jan 9, 2015

Based on the Gregory Maguire novel titled Wicked: The Life & Times of The Wicked Witch of the West, this musical tells the story of The Wizard of Oz from the witches' perspective long before Dorothy dropped in. Wicked tells the story of two unlikely friends, Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) and Glinda the Good, who struggle through opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, reactions to the Wizard's corrupt government, and, ultimately, Elphaba's public fall from grace. (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...)

West End's WICKED, UK Tour Break Box Office RecordsWest End's WICKED, UK Tour Break Box Office Records
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

WICKED, the award-winning musical that tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz, was seen by 45,000 people in the UK last week (ending 3 January 2015), grossing an incredible 2,160,377.50, at Box Offices in London and Edinburgh and breaking its own previous records in both the West End and on its UK & Ireland Tour: (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...)

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...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Philippines AwardsLast Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Philippines Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Philippines AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Philippines Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Philippines AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards
by - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Philippines Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (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...)

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