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Tickets to WICKED at Ohio Theatre on Sale 5/22Tickets to WICKED at Ohio Theatre on Sale 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Columbus' most popular musical, will return to the Ohio Theatre August 17-September 4. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Sunday, May 22. (more...)

Photo Flash: Britain's Got Talent Singing Sensation Beau Dermott Visits WICKEDPhoto Flash: Britain's Got Talent Singing Sensation Beau Dermott Visits WICKED
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, was delighted to welcome Beau Dermott and her family to the Apollo Victoria Theatre last night (Friday 15 April), where she met the cast after the show. 12 year old Beau's rendition of Wicked's hit song 'Defying Gravity' wowed the judges on ITV's Britain's Got Talent, winning her the 'Golden Buzzer' and immediately securing herself a place in the live semi-finals. (more...)

Showtime Debuts Poster Art for New Comedy ROADIESShowtime Debuts Poster Art for New Comedy ROADIES
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

SHOWTIME has debuted the poster art for its highly-anticipated new music series ROADIES, from creator, writer, director and executive producer Cameron Crowe. (more...)

WICKED Becomes 8th Longest-Running Show in West EndWICKED Becomes 8th Longest-Running Show in West End
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has become the 8th longest-running show currently playing in the West End*, following the closure on Saturday 9th April 2016 of Billy Elliot The Musical after an incredible run of 11 years. Wicked, which is now in its 10th year, is already the 19th longest-running show in West End theatre history*.  *Information verified by The Society of London Theatre. (more...)

UK's WICKED to Play 4000th Performance, TodayUK's WICKED to Play 4000th Performance, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, will play its landmark 4000th performance at 2.30pm today (Wednesday 30 March 2016). The award-winning production is currently the9th longest-running show in the West End* and already the 19th longest-running show in West End theatre history*.  *Information verified by The Society of London Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Curry as The Wizard in the West End's WICKEDPhoto Flash: First Look at Mark Curry as The Wizard in the West End's WICKED
by Marianka Swain - Mar 29, 2016

West End musical phenomenon WICKED, which tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has released the first pictures of Mark Curry as The Wizard. Actor and presenter Curry took over the role on March 25, alongside Emma Hatton (Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Oliver Savile (Fiyero), Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible), Sean Kearns (Doctor Dillamond), Daniel Hope (Boq) and Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose). (more...)

WICKED Makes a Return to Manila, Feb 2017WICKED Makes a Return to Manila, Feb 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

WICKED, the Broadway and London's West End blockbuster, acclaimed as 'one of the greatest musicals of our time' (Daily Mail, UK) is set to cast its magical spell over Manila audiences when it returns in February 2017. To be part of the ticket waitlist, visit TicketWorld.com.ph. (more...)

Rejoicify! WICKED Brings in Over $1 Billion in Broadway Box Office SalesRejoicify! WICKED Brings in Over $1 Billion in Broadway Box Office Sales
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Since opening in October 2003, the blockbuster musical WICKED has grossed over $1 billion solely from its Broadway Box Office, a milestone reached in a record 12½ years -- faster, by far, than any other production in Broadway history.  It joins The Lion King and The Phantom of the Opera as the only shows to have grossed $1 billion in Broadway Box Office. (more...)

BWW Review: Tony Winning Star KRISTIN CHENOWETH Returns to OC's Segerstrom CenterBWW Review: Tony Winning Star KRISTIN CHENOWETH Returns to OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Mar 15, 2016

Orange County was once again gifted a compact, intermission-free version of Broadway superstar Kristin Chenoweth's 'Coming Home' concert on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts (she performed a version of this concert last year at the Walt Disney Concert Hall). As expected, the spunky and sassy Tony Award Winner---joined on stage by musical director/accompanist Mary-Mitchell Campbell and an excellent four-piece jazz ensemble---wowed the adoring crowd throughout the show with her Southern-fried tales of growing up as a Christian daddy's girl in Oklahoma, who would later rise to meteoric marquee heights on the Broadway stage thanks to her incredible set of vocal pipes and unmissable acting chops. Along the way, she sings a wonderful mix of hilarious ditties, familiar showtunes, and some emotionally-stirring ballads that prove why she's a stunningly good performer. (more...)

BWW Review: SHNSF's WICKED Mesmerizing!BWW Review: SHNSF's WICKED Mesmerizing!
by Linda Hodges - Mar 12, 2016

With a book by Winnie Holzman and music and lyrics by the great and powerful Wizard of Broadway, Stephen Schwartz, Wicked has won over 50 major awards and, as Variety stated, it truly is 'A Cultural Phenomenon." All the elements of great theater conspire and come together in this gravity defying show. Playing now through April 16, Wicked is guaranteed to thrust you into the stratosphere of sheer artistry and visual delight even if you've seen it before and especially if this is your first time. (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery for $25 Seats at the SHN Orpheum TheatreWICKED Announces Lottery for $25 Seats at the SHN Orpheum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED  returning to the SHN Orpheum Theatre, March 9 through April 16. (more...)

Attention Ozians! Broadway's WICKED Will Launch Digital Lottery Next WeekAttention Ozians! Broadway's WICKED Will Launch Digital Lottery Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Attention Ozians! The Broadway blockbuster Wicked will add a digital lottery to its current ticket offerings beginning next Tuesday, March 8, it was announced today. (more...)

BWW Review: Named as the Musical of the Decade, WICKED Opens in Sao PauloBWW Review: Named as the Musical of the Decade, WICKED Opens in Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - Mar 4, 2016

Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, an alternative telling of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and L. Frank Baum's classic 1900 story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The musical is told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz; its plot begins before and continues after Dorothy's arrival in Oz from Kansas and includes several references to the 1939 film and Baum's novel. Wicked tells the story of two unlikely friends, Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) and Glinda, 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...)

BWW Review: Top 10 Reasons Why WICKED Is Still Worth Seeing On TourBWW Review: Top 10 Reasons Why WICKED Is Still Worth Seeing On Tour
by Michael L. Quintos - Mar 1, 2016

When it comes down to it, trying to convince rabid or even casual fans of the hit Broadway blockbuster WICKED into seeing the show again (and again… and again) when it comes to their town really doesn't take much of a struggle. No matter how many times over the years that the Broadway blockbuster has landed in our own backyard, the demand for tickets is still high (hence the often long engagements the show has on our stages). Now finishing up the final week of its national tour's latest return engagement at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through March 6, the 'popular' musical continues to be a must-see favorite, and shows no signs of slowing down. So, 15 years later... is WICKED still worth seeing at a city near you for the umpteenth time these days? Absolutely! And here are 10 pretty good reasons why... (more...)

Showtime Adds Indie Artists Borns and Givers to SXSW Music Line-UpShowtime Adds Indie Artists Borns and Givers to SXSW Music Line-Up
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

SHOWTIME has added indie pop artists BØRNS and GIVERS to its three-day music line-up featuring 27 bands at the ROADIES House during the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music, Film and Interactive Festival (more...)

Kate Walsh & More Set for The Piece Project & VS. Theatre Company's Reading of THE THRUSH AND THE WOODPECKERKate Walsh & More Set for The Piece Project & VS. Theatre Company's Reading of THE THRUSH AND THE WOODPECKER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

?THE PIECE PROJECT and VS. THEATRE COMPANY present an exclusive Los Angeles reading of Steve Yockey's THE THRUSH AND THE WOODPECKER on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 8pm.  Founded by Devon Gummersall and Andrew Carlberg, THE PIECE PROJECT is a celebrity-based theater ensemble.  Every two-three months, The Piece Project hosts a play reading to benefit a local Los Angeles theater company.  Devon Gummersall will direct this reading of THE THRUSH AND THE WOODPECKER, whose cast includes Daniel Sharman, Brenda Strong and Kate Walsh. (more...)

WICKED Passes RENT to Become 10th Longest-Running Show on Broadway TodayWICKED Passes RENT to Become 10th Longest-Running Show on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2016

They know about popular! (more...)

VIDEO: Showtime Unveils First Look & Premiere Date for New Music Series ROADIESVIDEO: Showtime Unveils First Look & Premiere Date for New Music Series ROADIES
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

SHOWTIME has released the official trailer for its highly-anticipated, new music series ROADIES, the first television series written, created, directed and executive produced by Oscar® winner Cameron Crowe. (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery Policy for Segerstrom Center Run, 2/17-3/6WICKED Announces Lottery Policy for Segerstrom Center Run, 2/17-3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to Segerstrom Center for the Arts with performances from February 17 - March 6. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Segerstrom Hall 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 Will Become Broadway's 10th Longest-Running Show This Weekend!WICKED Will Become Broadway's 10th Longest-Running Show This Weekend!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

The international blockbuster WICKED will play its 5,124th Broadway performance on Sunday, February 14th at 2pm, surpassing Rent to become the 10th longest-running production in Broadway history.  (more...)

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