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Nikki Davis-Jones Withdraws from WICKED in West End and UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

WICKED, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, announced earlier this summer that Ashleigh Gray would join the record-breaking UK Tour from Tuesday September 16, 2014 as Elphaba, as current cast member Nikki Davis-Jones was secheduled to join the London production from Monday October 27, 2014. Now according to the show's official Twitter feed, Davis-Jones has withdrawn form both productions. (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...)

Hodges & Hodges Set the Stage for Broadway San Jose's WICKED!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Aug 25, 2014

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in . . . and you know what that means. That's right! WICKED is back in the Bay Area at Broadway San Jose, August 27 through September 14! So fly in on a broomstick, drop down in a house or float in on a bubble or a hot air balloon and get your tickets now! But before that, Hodges & Hodges set the stage for you, so get ready to have some fun! (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...)

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...)

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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kerry Ellis, Back in Green for WICKED in the West End!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 2014

WICKED, the smash hit musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, recently surpassed the run of Me and My Girl to become the 14th longest-running musical in West End theatre history. Not only that, but Kerry Ellis is back onstage as 'Elphaba'. Scroll down for photos of her in action! (more...)

Kerry Ellis Returns - WICKED Becomes 14th Longest-Running West End Musical EVER!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

WICKED, the smash hit musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has surpassed the run of Me and My Girl to become the 14th longest-running musical in West End theatre history. (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...)

WICKED UK Celebrates 6 Million Theatregoers To Date
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 03, 2014

The wonderful world of Oz is glowing just a little bit greener as it appears in London's West End via mega-hit musical mainstay WICKED, which celebrated 6 million theatregoers last week. (more...)

West End's WICKED Welcomes 6 Millionth Theatregoer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

WICKED, the award-winning musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, welcomed its 6 millionth theatregoer to London's Apollo Victoria Theatre last night, Thursday 24 July. Owen Thomas attended the performance with Stephanie Willingham, both from Bury St. Edmonds, and enjoyed a backstage visit with the cast after the show. (more...)

Chandra Lee Schwartz and Etai BenShlomo to Join WICKED National Tour in Salt Lake City, July 29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED will be welcoming Chandra Lee Schwartz as Glinda and Etai BenShlomo on Tuesday, July 29 in Salt Lake City, UT. (more...)

Kerry Ellis to Return to West End's WICKED; Willemijn Verkaik Will Play Final Performance this Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

WICKED, the award-winning musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is proud to welcome back the original British Elphaba, Kerry Ellis, who will recreate her celebrated performance from Monday 4 August until Saturday 25 October 2014*. Willemijn Verkaik will play her final performance as Elphaba this Saturday (19 July 2014 at 7.30pm**). She departs the production in order to have surgery to address an ongoing back condition. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WICKED at the Capitol Theatre is as Crowd-Pleasing as Ever
by Tyler Hinton - Jul 11, 2014

The first national tour of WICKED is back at the Capitol Theatre, and it is as crowd-pleasing as ever. Tickets are still available for every performance of the show in Salt Lake City, so whether you have never heard of it or have seen it many times before, you should jump on the opportunity to see it now. (more...)

Capitol Theatre's WICKED Announces Drawing for $25 Seats, 7/9-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

A day-of-performance drawing for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Capitol Theatre with performances from July 9 - August 24. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Capitol Theatre box office will have their names placed in a drawing drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This drawing is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Drawing participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. (more...)

Nikki Davis-Jones, Liza Sadovy and Philip Childs to Join West End's WICKED in October; Ashleigh Gray & More Join UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

WICKED, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has just announced that Ashleigh Gray (Elphaba), Samuel Edwards (Fiyero), Steven Pinder (The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond), Richard Vincent (Boq) and Jacqueline Hughes (Standby Elphaba) will join the record-breaking UK Tour from Tuesday 16 September 2014 at Liverpool Empire Theatre. (more...)

Kyra Sedgwick to Star in John Patrick Shanley's New Play THE DANISH WIDOW at Powerhouse, 7/16-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 30th year of their Powerhouse Theater collaboration, announced that Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Kyra Sedgwick will lead the cast of Academy Award and Tony Award winner John Patrick Shanley's new play The Danish Widow, which will premiere July 16-27, 2014 at Hallie Flanagan-Davis Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College. Shanley also directs the cast which also includes multitalented Broadway vets Craig Bierko and Matt McGrath, as well as stage and screen actress Annika Boras. (more...)

New Tickets Released for WICKED in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Due to extraordinary demand, new tickets will be released today for the Sydney season of the award-winning musical theatre blockbuster WICKED. The new seats are for performances from 31 October to 16 November. WICKED Australian Co-Producer John Frost said, "Audiences are flocking to WICKED in Melbourne, and bookings are very strong for the return of WICKED to Sydney - it really is the most successful Broadway musical of the past decade. Audiences can't wait to see this glorious show back at the beautiful Capitol Theatre in September." (more...)

Showtime to Load in ROADIES With Creators of WICKED, LOST and More
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

SHOWTIME has given a pilot production order to ROADIES, a comedy that follows the day-to-day life of a successful rock tour as seen through the eyes of music's unsung background players - the crew members who help get the show on the road. Cameron Crowe, who won an Oscar(R) for brilliantly chronicling the highs and lows of rock and roll life as witnessed by a Rolling Stone magazine cub reporter in his semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous, wrote and will direct the one-hour pilot (for a potential half-hour series). Crowe will executive produce with Emmy(R) and Tony(R) nominee Winnie Holzman (Huge, My So-Called Life, Wicked), who will serve as showrunner, as well as Emmy winners J.J. Abrams (Lost, Fringe, Person of Interest) and Bryan Burk (Lost, Fringe, Person of Interest). Kathy Lingg (Person of Interest, Revolution) is co-executive producer. ROADIES is produced by Bad Robot Productions, Vinyl Films and Dooley & Company Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc. (more...)

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