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Photo Coverage: THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD NOT TAKEN Benefit Concert ArrivalsPhoto Coverage: THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD NOT TAKEN Benefit Concert Arrivals
by Walter McBride - October 28, 2008

BroadwayWorld's cameras captured the 'green' carpet arrivals last night for THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD NOT TAKEN, a one-night-only benefit performance celebrating the 5th anniversary of the smash hit musical WICKED. (more...)
 WICKED's 'Yellow Brick Road Not Taken' Benefit Takes Flight Tonight, 10/27 WICKED's 'Yellow Brick Road Not Taken' Benefit Takes Flight Tonight, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - October 27, 2008

Grammy Award-winner and actress Ashanti, The View's Joy Behar, Sex and the City's Mario Cantone, Academy Award-nominated actor/writer/director Buck Henry, Ugly Betty's Mark Indelicato, Jersey Boys' Daniel Reichard, Gossip Girl's Matthew Settle, and Cheers' George Wendt will be among the cast of THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD NOT TAKEN, a one-night-only benefit performance celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the Broadway smash WICKED. The Benefit takes place this evening, Monday October 27th. (more...)
Schwartz and Ellis to Light the Empire State Building WICKED Green in Honor of 5th Anniversary 10/27Schwartz and Ellis to Light the Empire State Building WICKED Green in Honor of 5th Anniversary 10/27
by BWW News Desk - October 27, 2008

Composer/lyricist STEPHEN SCHWARTZ and KERRY ELLIS, current star of the Broadway smash WICKED, dressed as the show's green heroine, Elphaba, The Wicked Witch of The West, will light the Empire State Building green on Monday, October 27 at 12:00PM. The building will shine WICKED green from dusk to midnight on Monday in honor of Wicked's 5th Anniversary Celebration. (more...)
'Wicked' Goes Green in Los Angeles 10/26
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2008

The Los Angeles production of 'Wicked' announced today that as part of the national celebration of Wicked Day, 'Wicked' fans will be encouraged to commit to a green environment with a Wickedly green, Wickedly fun Scavenger Hunt through Hollywood on Sunday, October 26. Wicked Day is celebrated around the world in the cities where the hit musical is performing. (more...)
WICKED to Hold Open Casting Call 11/8 for Future Replacements
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2008

Telsey + Company is holding an open call for singers for WICKED in Manhattan on Saturday, November 8. (more...)
Final Casting Announced for WICKED's 'Yellow Brick Road Not Taken' Benefit
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2008

Grammy Award-winner and actress Ashanti, The View's Joy Behar, Sex and the City's Mario Cantone, Academy Award-nominated actor/writer/director Buck Henry, Ugly Betty's Mark Indelicato, Jersey Boys' Daniel Reichard, Gossip Girl's Matthew Settle, and Cheers' George Wendt will be among the cast of THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD NOT TAKEN, a one-night-only benefit performance celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the Broadway smash WICKED. (more...)
Schwartz and Ellis to Light the Empire State Building WICKED Green in Honor of 5th Anniversary 10/27
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2008

Composer/lyricist STEPHEN SCHWARTZ and KERRY ELLIS, current star of the Broadway smash WICKED, dressed as the show's green heroine, Elphaba, The Wicked Witch of The West, will light the Empire State Building green on Monday, October 27 at 12:00PM. The building will shine WICKED green from dusk to midnight on Monday in honor of Wicked's 5th Anniversary Celebration. (more...)
Special WICKED 5th Anniversary eBay Auction to Benefit BC/EFASpecial WICKED 5th Anniversary eBay Auction to Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - October 22, 2008

For the devoted WICKED fan comes this special WICKED 5th Anniversary Package benefiting Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA). How fitting that Halloween Eve sets the mood for two of Broadway's favorite witches to take center stage, literally. For one lucky winner BC/EFA has created an extraordinary night on Broadway enriched by take-home treasures to keep memories of your night at WICKED fresh for years to come. (more...)
Eden Espinosa & Megan Hilty to Return to LA WICKED for Final WeeksEden Espinosa & Megan Hilty to Return to LA WICKED for Final Weeks
by BWW News Desk - October 17, 2008

Eden Espinosa and Megan Hilty, who originated the roles of Elphaba and Glinda in the Los Angeles production of WICKED, return to the production on Friday, October 31, through the end of the engagement at the Pantages Theatre. (more...)
'Wicked' Celebrates 5th Anniversary With Series of Events; Empire State Building to Glow Green 10/30
by BWW News Desk - October 14, 2008

In honor of its 5th Anniversary on Broadway on October 30, the blockbuster musical Wicked will host several special events and promotions throughout the month of October. Highlights include THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD NOT TAKEN, a one-night-only benefit performance featuring songs and scenes cut from early drafts of the musical, as well as two of New York's most recognizable landmarks going green in honor of our anniversary: on October 27, the Empire State Building will glow green for the night and on October 30, Playbill's trademark yellow banner will be specially printed green, the first time in the publication's history that it has altered its masthead. (more...)
Photo Coverage: 'Wicked' in London Celebrates Two Years
by BWW News Desk - October 9, 2008

Wicked at the Apollo Victoria in London celebrated its second anniversary on Saturday, September 27, with the cast and crew thanking the fans for two years of support. (more...)
Schwartz, Holzman and Platt to Discuss WICKED: From Page to Stage October 28thSchwartz, Holzman and Platt to Discuss WICKED: From Page to Stage October 28th
by BWW News Desk - October 9, 2008

Wicked, the Broadway smash musical and winner of 20 major awards, including a Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, is based on the bestselling novel by Gregory Maguire about two witches in the Land of Oz. Composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz, book writer Winnie Holzman, and producer Marc Platt will discuss the process of adapting the novel to create the stage musical that would become a Broadway blockbuster. David Cote, chief drama critic for Time Out New York, will moderate the discussion. Reservations required. $10 for Museum members, seniors, and students; $15 for non-members. (more...)
'Wicked' Goes Green in Los Angeles 10/26
by BWW News Desk - October 7, 2008

The Los Angeles production of 'Wicked' announced today that as part of the national celebration of Wicked Day, 'Wicked' fans will be encouraged to commit to a green environment with a Wickedly green, Wickedly fun Scavenger Hunt through Hollywood on Sunday, October 26. Wicked Day is celebrated around the world in the cities where the hit musical is performing. (more...)
LA WICKED DAY Adds 'Pledge to be Green' Scavenger Hunt 10/26
by BWW News Desk - October 6, 2008

The Los Angeles production of WICKED announced today that as part of the national celebration of WICKED DAY, WICKED fans will be encouraged to commit to a green environment with a wickedly green, wickedly fun Scavenger Hunt through Hollywood on Sunday, October 26. WICKED DAY is celebrated around the world in the cities where the hit musical is performing. (more...)
GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Rhea Patterson of 'Wicked'GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Rhea Patterson of 'Wicked'
by Adrienne Onofri - October 5, 2008

We go green in honor of WICKED's 5th anniversary on Broadway with a profile of a modern-dance-to-musical-theater transplant. (more...)
Third Annual 'Wicked Day' Announced for West End October 26Third Annual 'Wicked Day' Announced for West End October 26
by BWW News Desk - September 29, 2008

WICKED, the record-breaking hit musical at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, is pleased to announce its third annual WICKED DAY, an event that celebrates the show and raises funds for good causes in the local community. Various events are taking place in 8 cities around the world with New York's landmark Empire State Building being turned green for the day. (more...)
'Wicked' 5th Anniversary Edition Cast Recording Re-Release Features Bonus Disc and Songs'Wicked' 5th Anniversary Edition Cast Recording Re-Release Features Bonus Disc and Songs
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2008

Wicked, of one Broadway's most popular musicals honors its upcoming fifth-anniversary with a special re-release of its top-selling cast album. The new fifth anniversary edition includes the original Broadway cast recording of Wicked plus a second disc full of bonus songs, including pop stars LeAnn Rimes and Delta Goodrem in a new recording of 'For Good.' (more...)
Butz and Federer to Attend 'Behind the Emerald Curtain' 9/27; Espinosa Rescheduled
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2008

Behind the Emerald Curtain, the exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the Broadway smash WICKED, will welcome original cast members Norbert Leo Butz and Michelle Federer on Saturday, September 27. Due to a scheduling conflict, the previously announced Eden Espinosa will be a guest on a future date TBD. (more...)
'Wicked' and See's Candies Team Up To Give One Fan Chance to See 'Wicked' Around the World
by BWW News Desk - September 11, 2008

is summer, premium confectioner See's Candies, the smash hit musical 'Wicked' and Hilton HHonors will grant one lucky individual the prize of a lifetime -an around-the-world trip to see 'Wicked' on the West Coast in New York and in London. Inside of one limited edition See's Candies 'Wicked' box of assorted chocolates will be a grand prize 'Emerald Ticket' and a 'Wicked Hilton HHonors Card.' Three hundred additional boxes will contain other prizes, including See's Candies gift certificates and 'Wicked' merchandise. (more...)
London 'Wicked' Extends Through September 26, 2009
by BWW News Desk - September 3, 2008

WICKED, the record-breaking hit musical at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, is one of the West End's biggest success stories. This year alone the award-winning new musical has already taken almost £20 million at the Box Office. WICKED today announces the opening of a new booking period with tickets on sale over a year in advance for all performances until Saturday 26 September 2009. (more...)
P.J. Benjamin Takes Over As Wizard In 'Wicked' Tomorrow, 7/2
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2008

Beginning performances Tuesday, July 29, P.J. Benjamin will play The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the Broadway musical WICKED. (more...)
P.J. Benjamin Takes Over As The Wizard In 'Wicked'
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2008

Beginning performances Tuesday, July 29, P.J. Benjamin will play The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the Broadway musical WICKED. (more...)
'Wicked' Breaks Records in Australia
by BWW News Desk - July 18, 2008

The smash musical WICKED continues to break box office records worldwide when its latest international production opened on July 12 at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne, Australia. (more...)
Kerry Ellis Records Two Songs From 'Wicked'
by BWW News Desk - July 8, 2008

KERRY ELLIS, the award-winning star of the London production of WICKED and Broadway's newest Elphaba, has recorded two songs from WICKED, Defying Gravity and I'm Not That Girl. (more...)
Aaron Tveit Takes Over Fiyero In 'Wicked' Tonight, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2008

Beginning performances Tuesday, June 24, AARON TVEIT will play Fiyero in the Broadway musical WICKED. He joins a cast which will include Kerry Ellis as Elphaba (beginning June 17), Kendra Kassebaum as Glinda, Jayne Houdyshell as Madame Morrible (beginning June 17), Lenny Wolpe as The Wizard, Cristy Candler as Nessarose, Ben Liebert as Boq, and Steven Skybell as Dr. Dillamond. (more...)

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