Tickets to WICKED at Capitol Theatre On Sale 5/12
After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2009 and 2012 WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to Salt Lake City, Capitol Theatre, July 9-August 24. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Monday, May 12.
With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell, Academy Award-winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman ("My So Called Life," "Once And Again" and "thirtysomething"), WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz, is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Vagina Monologues) and features musical staging by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento (Aida, The Who's Tommy, How To Succeed...).
Based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED, winner of over 50 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, is the untold story of the witches of Oz. It is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.
Tickets go on sale Monday, May 12 at 10am through ArtTix outlets, online at ArtTix.org, by phone at 801.355.ARTS (2787). WICKED will play July 9 - August 24 at the Capitol Theatre. Show times are Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30pm; Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm; Sunday at 6:30pm with matinees Thursday, July 10 at 1:00 pm, Saturday at 2:00 pm; and Sunday at 1:00 pm.
"WICKED has joined LES MISERABLES and Phantom as one of those shows which the people of Utah have embraced in an extraordinary way," said Broadway Across America Utah President, John Ballard. "It touches and thrills people around the world but the relationship between WICKED and Utah is special. We are very pleased to bring another extended run to Salt Lake City."
Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One - born with emerald-green skin - is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, and how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.
WICKED has been declared "A Cultural Phenomenon" by Variety and "The Best Musical of the Decade" by Entertainment Weekly. WICKED currently has nine productions around the world, in New York, London, Japan (Tokyo), Australasian Tour, South Korea (Seoul), Latin America (Mexico City), a U.K. Tour (Dublin), and two concurrent North American National Tours. Since its New York premiere a decade ago, WICKED has grossed over $3.3 billion worldwide and has been seen by over 40 million across the globe. WICKED has been performed in over 100 cities in 13 countries around the world (U.S., Canada, England, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, and Mexico) and has thus far been translated into five languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, and Korean.
Photo by Joan Marcus