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WICKED Treats Fans to 'Ultimate Encore' Performance in Honor of Halloween, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2011

In honor of its 8th Anniversary on Broadway, the blockbuster musical Wicked will treat its fans to a special 'Ultimate Encore' performance on Sunday, October 30th. Over 10,000 Wicked fans have cast their votes online for their favorite song from the musical to be performed by the current Broadway cast for this one-time-only performance following this Sunday's matinee. The 'Ultimate Encore' performance will be broadcast worldwide over Facebook that evening at 9pm for Wicked fans across the globe. (more...)
WICKED Treats Fans to 'Ultimate Encore' Performance in Honor of Halloween, 10/30WICKED Treats Fans to 'Ultimate Encore' Performance in Honor of Halloween, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - October 28, 2011

In honor of its 8th Anniversary on Broadway, the blockbuster musical Wicked will treat its fans to a special 'Ultimate Encore' performance on Sunday, October 30th. Over 10,000 Wicked fans have cast their votes online for their favorite song from the musical to be performed by the current Broadway cast for this one-time-only performance following this Sunday's matinee. The 'Ultimate Encore' performance will be broadcast worldwide over Facebook that evening at 9pm for Wicked fans across the globe. (more...)
WICKED to Host 'Ultimate Encore Performance' for Eighth Anniversary, 10/30WICKED to Host 'Ultimate Encore Performance' for Eighth Anniversary, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2011

In honor of its 8th Anniversary on Broadway, the blockbuster musical Wicked will host a month-long roster of activities and promotions throughout the month of October, culminating on 'Wicked Day,' Sunday, October 30, with a special, one-time only 'Ultimate Encore Performance.' (more...)
WICKED at Bass Concert Hall On Sale October 22WICKED at Bass Concert Hall On Sale October 22
by Erin Privratsky - October 5, 2011

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2009, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to Austin at Texas Performing Arts Bass Concert Hall, playing January 25-February 12, 2012. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Saturday, October 22 at 10 a.m. (more...)
Burns/Schwartz Join Cast of WICKED as 'Elphaba', 'Glinda' on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - September 27, 2011

Beginning today, Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz will assume the roles of Elphaba and Glinda, respectively, in the Broadway cast of Wicked. Ms. Burns and Ms. Schwartz come to Broadway directly from Wicked's First National Tour. The Broadway company currently features Richard H. Blake as Fiyero, Kathy Fitzgerald as Madame Morrible, Tom McGowan as The Wizard, Etai BenShlomo as Boq, Cristy Candler as Nessarose, and Tom Flynn as Dr. Dillamond. (more...)
WICKED Releases Electronic Program Book for iPhoneWICKED Releases Electronic Program Book for iPhone
by BWW News Desk - September 14, 2011

Mosaic Legends, in collaboration with the blockbuster musical WICKED, is proud to announce the WICKED® Mosaic Electronic Program Book for iPhone and iPod touch, now available on the App Store. The first of its kind for Broadway fans, WICKED® Mosaic features photography from all international productions of WICKED, as well as over 1,700 trivia facts, behind-the-scene details, production timelines and costume sketches. A leader in Broadway's efforts to adopt more environmentally responsible practices, WICKED is proud to offer this digital alternative to the traditional paper format of its souvenir program. (more...)
Photo Coverage: WICKED Sings for 'Carols For A Cure'Photo Coverage: WICKED Sings for 'Carols For A Cure'
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - September 12, 2011

The 2011 edition of the annual Carols for a Cure album is now in the works. Produced by Rock-it Science Records and currently in it's thirteenth year, purchase of the album benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. This highly anticipated annual holiday release features casts from the current line-up of prestigious shows performing new and traditional holiday music. Broadway's Carols for a Cure offers a 'snapshot' of each season, as the casts and orchestras from each show on Broadway perform their own holiday track. The cast of WICKED made their way into the studio last week and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the session! (more...)
Jackie Burns & Chandra Lee Schwartz to Bewitch WICKED as 'Elphaba', 'Glinda' on Broadway Beginning Sept. 27Jackie Burns & Chandra Lee Schwartz to Bewitch WICKED as 'Elphaba', 'Glinda' on Broadway Beginning Sept. 27
by BWW News Desk - August 25, 2011

Beginning performances on Tuesday, September 27, 2011, Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz will assume the roles of Elphaba and Glinda, respectively, in the Broadway cast of Wicked. Ms. Burns and Ms. Schwartz come to Broadway directly from Wicked's First National Tour. The Broadway company currently features Richard H. Blake as Fiyero, Kathy Fitzgerald as Madame Morrible, Tom McGowan as The Wizard, Etai BenShlomo as Boq, Cristy Candler as Nessarose, and Tom Flynn as Dr. Dillamond. (more...)
BWW TV: WICKED Plays Broadway in Bryant Park 2011!BWW TV: WICKED Plays Broadway in Bryant Park 2011!
by Jessica Lewis - August 4, 2011

BroadwayWorld brings you the performances from WICKED at Broadway in Bryant Park 2011! (more...)
BWW Reviews: Idina Menzel Lights Up an Atlanta Summer NightBWW Reviews: Idina Menzel Lights Up an Atlanta Summer Night
by Shannon O'Connor - July 12, 2011

Outdoor events can be dicey propositions in any case, but rarely more so than on a July evening in Atlanta, where heat, humidity, and evening thunderstorms often combine to create miserable conditions. Not so on this night. As Atlanta's Chastain Park Amphitheater played host to Broadway legend Idina Menzel with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra-part of the Delta Airlines-sponsored Classic Chastain concert series-Mother Nature gave her blessing. (more...)
Magic Summer Live Conjures Up WICKED, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET and other Broadway Hits, 7/17Magic Summer Live Conjures Up WICKED, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET and other Broadway Hits, 7/17
by BWW News Desk - June 13, 2011

Audiences have been singing and dancing in the aisles and now West End musical fever is set to take over Magic Summer Live, where a host of smash hit shows will perform their best known songs. All the action will be taking place on a special West End stage at Magic Summer Live, where fans will be treated to excerpts from the award winning shows including WICKED, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, BILLY ELLIOTT, MAMMA MIA, WE WILL ROCK YOU and JERSEY BOYS. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Stephen Schwartz Performs WICKED's 'For Good'!STAGE TUBE: Stephen Schwartz Performs WICKED's 'For Good'!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 26, 2011

Stephen Schwartz is arguably most widely known for his smash hit WICKED, which debuted in 2003 and still tops the weekly grosses to this day. The show's final duet has been popping up all over this week - from GLEE to OPRAH - and who better to hear perform the song than the composer himself? Click below to view Schwartz discussing his songwriting process, what gave him the idea for the song, and a performance! (more...)
AUDIO: Jessica Schwartz Discusses the Origins of WICKED's 'For Good'AUDIO: Jessica Schwartz Discusses the Origins of WICKED's 'For Good'
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2011

Stephen Schwartz is the man behind the music of one of Broadway's biggest hits - WICKED, which debuted in 2003 and still consistently tops weekly grosses - but his daughter Jessica Schwartz put in a helping hand for the show's final duet. 'For Good' was inspired, at least in part, by Jessica's relationship with her best friend. Below, hear her talk about the song's origins. (more...)
Photo Flash: Lea Michele Visits Set of WICKED for GLEE!Photo Flash: Lea Michele Visits Set of WICKED for GLEE!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2011

The upcoming season finale of the hit Fox comedy 'Glee' will feature scenes filmed on the stage of the Broadway blockbuster musical, WICKED. Check out a photo of Broadway veteran Lea Michele, who lend her voice to the upcoming 'Dorothy of Oz' film, on the set of WICKED below! (more...)
Tom McGowan is WICKED's Newest Wizard!Tom McGowan is WICKED's Newest Wizard!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2011

Beginning performances on Tuesday, May 3, TOM McGOWAN will assume the role of The Wizard in the Broadway company of WICKED. He joins a cast which includes Teal Wicks as Elphaba, Katie Rose Clarke as Glinda, Kathy Fitzgerald as Madame Morrible, Richard H. Blake as Fiyero, Etai BenShlomo as Boq, Jenny Fellner as Nessarose, and Tom Flynn as Dr. Dillamond. (more...)
Barbour, Murney, and Kennedy Star at UNLV Performing Arts Centre, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - April 2, 2011

The UNLV Performing Arts Center presents Tony Award-Winning Hits from Broadway's Greatest Musicals as part of the New York Stage & Beyond Series at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. Join three of Broadway's brightest stars - James Barbour, Julia Murney, and Lauren Kennedy - as they perform an evening of Broadway's greatest songs from Tony Award-winning musicals like WEST SIDE STORY, GYPSY, GREASE, and WICKED. (more...)
Richard H. Blake Joins WICKED as Fiyero Tonight
by BWW News Desk - March 29, 2011

Beginning performances on Tuesday, March 29, RICHARD H. BLAKE will assume the role of Fiyero in the Broadway company of WICKED. He joins a cast which includes Teal Wicks as Elphaba, Katie Rose Clarke as Glinda, Kathy Fitzgerald as Madame Morrible, P.J. Benjamin as The Wizard, Etai BenShlomo as Boq, Jenny Fellner as Nessarose, and Tom Flynn as Dr. Dillamond. Kyle Dean Massey, who is currently playing the role of Fiyero, will play his final performance on Sunday, March 27. (more...)
Richard H. Blake Joins WICKED as Fiyero March 29Richard H. Blake Joins WICKED as Fiyero March 29
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2011

Beginning performances on Tuesday, March 29, RICHARD H. BLAKE will assume the role of Fiyero in the Broadway company of WICKED. He joins a cast which includes Teal Wicks as Elphaba, Katie Rose Clarke as Glinda, Kathy Fitzgerald as Madame Morrible, P.J. Benjamin as The Wizard, Etai BenShlomo as Boq, Jenny Fellner as Nessarose, and Tom Flynn as Dr. Dillamond. Kyle Dean Massey, who is currently playing the role of Fiyero, will play his final performance on Sunday, March 27. (more...)
Barbour, Murney, and Kennedy Star at UNLV Performing Arts Centre, 4/2Barbour, Murney, and Kennedy Star at UNLV Performing Arts Centre, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - March 14, 2011

The UNLV Performing Arts Center presents Tony Award-Winning Hits from Broadway's Greatest Musicals as part of the New York Stage & Beyond Series at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. Join three of Broadway's brightest stars - James Barbour, Julia Murney, and Lauren Kennedy - as they perform an evening of Broadway's greatest songs from Tony Award-winning musicals like WEST SIDE STORY, GYPSY, GREASE, and WICKED. (more...)
Photo Coverage: WICKED on Stage - New Shots!Photo Coverage: WICKED on Stage - New Shots!
by BWW News Desk - March 9, 2011

Teal Wicks began performances in the role of Elphaba in the Broadway company of WICKED on February 1, 2011. Wicks is making her Broadway debut after playing the role of Elphaba in both the San Francisco and Los Angeles productions of WICKED. BroadwayWorld brought you the first shots of Wicks as Elphaba back in February and brings you some new shotsof Wicks below with the newest company! (more...)
WICKED Flies Into The MajesticWICKED Flies Into The Majestic
by Erin Privratsky - February 20, 2011

Chances are, when you hear the name Dorothy, you think of one thing and one thing only: The Wizard of Oz. This is the tagline to one of the most successful Broadway musicals of all time: Wicked. Currently playing a three-week stint at the Majestic Theatre, Wicked is the the untold story of the Witches of Oz. (more...)
Photo Flash: Teal Wicks as Broadway's Newest Elphaba in WICKEDPhoto Flash: Teal Wicks as Broadway's Newest Elphaba in WICKED
by BWW News Desk - February 8, 2011

Teal Wicks began performances in the role of Elphaba in the Broadway company of WICKED on February 1, 2011. Ms. Wicks is making her Broadway debut after playing the role of Elphaba in both the San Francisco and Los Angeles productions of WICKED. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: What if WICKED Was an Animated Disney Film?STAGE TUBE: What if WICKED Was an Animated Disney Film?
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 7, 2011

Kudos to Entertainment Weekly who dug this video up on YouTube from September of 2010. Animator Heido Jo Gilbert put together story boards of her vision of what an animated film of the hit Stephen Schwartz show might look like. (more...)
WICKED Shatters Own Record for Highest Grossing Bway ShowWICKED Shatters Own Record for Highest Grossing Bway Show
by BWW News Desk - January 3, 2011

For the third time in just six weeks, the Broadway smash WICKED has grossed over $2 million for one week of performances. For the week ending Sunday, November 28, the musical, now in its 8th year, grossed $2,150,665, and for the week ending December 26, the musical surpassed its own record, grossing $2,153,110. For the week ending January 2, 2011, the musical shattered the record once again, making Broadway history by taking in an unprecedented $2,228,235 and setting a new house record at the Gershwin Theatre. (more...)
Teal Wicks is Broadway's Next Elphaba; Kyle Dean Massey to Return as FiyeroTeal Wicks is Broadway's Next Elphaba; Kyle Dean Massey to Return as Fiyero
by BWW News Desk - December 20, 2010

Beginning performances on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, TEAL WICKS will assume the role of Elphaba in the Broadway company of WICKED. Ms. Wicks is making her Broadway debut after playing the role of Elphaba in both the San Francisco and Los Angeles productions of WICKED. Additionally, Next to Normal's KYLE DEAN MASSEY will return to the Broadway company of WICKED in the role of Fiyero on Tuesday, January 25. (more...)

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