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BWW Interviews: Matt Shingledecker Talks his Role as Fiyero in WICKEDBWW Interviews: Matt Shingledecker Talks his Role as Fiyero in WICKED
by Kathy Strain - February 11, 2014

Matt Shingledecker has been performing most of his life and loving every minute of it. From the time he got his first paying show at age 16, Matt has been hooked. Matt is currently playing Fiyero in the touring company of Wicked and has been loving every minute of it. Broadway World caught up with Matt not too long ago and he shared his feelings about his new role as Fiyero and what led up to this moment. (more...)
Nick Adams, Jenny Florkowski and Tim Kazurinsky Join WICKED National Tour TodayNick Adams, Jenny Florkowski and Tim Kazurinsky Join WICKED National Tour Today
by BWW News Desk - February 4, 2014

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED will welcome Tim Kazurinsky as the Wizard, Nick Adams as Fiyero and Jenny Florkowski as Nessarose today, February 4 in Pittsburgh, PA. (more...)
Christine Dwyer, Jenni Barber, Justin Guarini & More to Join Cast of WICKED in FebruaryChristine Dwyer, Jenni Barber, Justin Guarini & More to Join Cast of WICKED in February
by BWW News Desk - February 3, 2014

WICKED will welcome new cast members to the Broadway blockbuster beginning Tuesday, February 25. CHRISTINE DWYER will assume the role of Elphaba, after recently performing the role on National Tour, and JENNI BARBER (The Nance, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) will assume the role of Glinda. (more...)
WICKED's Marybeth Abel and Christy Ney to Hold Stage Management Intensive, 3/3WICKED's Marybeth Abel and Christy Ney to Hold Stage Management Intensive, 3/3
by BWW News Desk - February 2, 2014

Broadway Basics is recruiting undergraduates for their Stage Management Workshop- a one day intensive on Monday, March 3, 2014 from 10am-3pm for an in-depth day with two Professional Broadway Stage Managers.? Upon attending the workshop, students will learn first-hand about what it takes on put on a Broadway show from pre-production through strike, networking and resume writing, and more! The enrollment deadline is February 21, 2014. (more...)
Photo Flash: Tour Broadway's Gershwin Theatre- See WICKED Up-Close!Photo Flash: Tour Broadway's Gershwin Theatre- See WICKED Up-Close!
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2014

Wicked recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary on Broadway, and for fans that have yet to make it to the Gershwin Theatre, Google has just launched a virtual tour of the space. In the up-close feature, the most observant fans can see the lobby, stage, and even characters from the show hanging around the theatre. Click here to view a full tour of the Gershwin, and check out photos below! (more...)
Fox11 to Air Behind-the-Scenes Look at WICKED, 2/2 & 8; Show Begins at Fox Cities PAC, 2/12Fox11 to Air Behind-the-Scenes Look at WICKED, 2/2 & 8; Show Begins at Fox Cities PAC, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2014

Get an exclusive sneak peek behind the curtain of WICKED on Sunday, February 2 at 10 a.m. and Saturday, February 8 at 5 p.m. when Fox 11 airs a 30-minute special on Broadway's biggest blockbuster, which lands at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center for a three-week limited engagement. (more...)
100 Days Until WICKED Flies Into Melbourne, May 7100 Days Until WICKED Flies Into Melbourne, May 7
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2014

WICKED previews commence on Wednesday 7th May with opening night scheduled for 100 days from today: Saturday 10 May at the Regent Theatre, Melbourne. (more...)
Broadway's WICKED Flies Into Sacramento, May-June 2014; Tickets on Sale 2/15Broadway's WICKED Flies Into Sacramento, May-June 2014; Tickets on Sale 2/15
by BWW News Desk - January 25, 2014

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2012, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to Sacramento Community Center Theater from May 28 through June 15 as part of the Broadway Sacramento series. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale February 15. (more...)
WICKED Set Designer Eugene Lee to Receive USITT 2014 Distinguished Achievement AwardWICKED Set Designer Eugene Lee to Receive USITT 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2014

Tony Award-winning set designer Eugene Lee, the genius behind Broadway's Wicked and TV's Saturday Night Live, will be honored with a 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award in Scenic Design from the United States Institute for Theatre Technology. (more...)
BWW Reviews: WICKED at the Benedum CenterBWW Reviews: WICKED at the Benedum Center
by Greg Kerestan - January 17, 2014

After ten years at the top of its game, Stephen Schwartz's smash musical continues to defy gravity and expectations. (more...)
WICKED, BEAUTIFUL, NEWSIES & More Participate in KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY 2014; Tickets on Sale TodayWICKED, BEAUTIFUL, NEWSIES & More Participate in KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY 2014; Tickets on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - January 8, 2014

The Broadway League previously announced the shows participating in the 18th KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY, which will take place Monday, February 24, 2014 to Sunday, March 2, 2014. Tickets to participating shows will be available to the public starting today, January 8, 2014 at 10 a.m. ET. (more...)
WICKED Sets New Broadway Record With $3.2 Million Gross in One WeekWICKED Sets New Broadway Record With $3.2 Million Gross in One Week
by BWW News Desk - December 30, 2013

Having recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary on Broadway, the blockbuster musical WICKED continues to defy gravity, setting a new Broadway record for the highest one-week gross with a box office take of $3,201,333, for the week ending December 29, 2013. The first and only Broadway musical to gross over $3 million in one week, WICKED has broken the previous record, $2,947,142, which it also held (week ending December 30, 2012), and which had earlier been held by Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, with a gross of $2,941,794 (week ending January 1, 2012). (more...)
BWW Reviews: Spellbinding WICKED Brings Theatrical Magic to ProvidenceBWW Reviews: Spellbinding WICKED Brings Theatrical Magic to Providence
by Veronica Bruscini - December 28, 2013

WICKED, now playing at the Providence Performing Arts Center, revisits the yellow brick road from Munchkinland to the Emerald City and presents a heart-touching, socially- and politically-minded new vision of Oz's most familiar stories and characters along the way. (more...)
WICKED, BEAUTIFUL, NEWSIES & More to Participate in KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY 2014WICKED, BEAUTIFUL, NEWSIES & More to Participate in KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY 2014
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2013

The Broadway League announced today the shows participating in the 18thKIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY, which will take place Monday, February 24, 2014 to Sunday, March 2, 2014. Tickets to participating shows will be available to the public starting Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 10 a.m. ET. (more...)
Kyle Dean Massey to Return to WICKED as 'Fiyero'; Derek Klena Departs on 12/15Kyle Dean Massey to Return to WICKED as 'Fiyero'; Derek Klena Departs on 12/15
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2013

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WICKED Hosts THE WICKED NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS at The Laugh Factory TonightWICKED Hosts THE WICKED NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS at The Laugh Factory Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 8, 2013

Members of the National Touring Company of Wicked will host 'THE Wicked NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,' a staged holiday performance at The Laugh Factory (3175 N. Broadway) tonight, December 8, at 8:00 p.m. (more...)
Photo Flash: WICKED As An Animated Film? Disney Artist Imagines Cartoon Elphaba, Glinda and More!Photo Flash: WICKED As An Animated Film? Disney Artist Imagines Cartoon Elphaba, Glinda and More!
by BWW News Desk - December 7, 2013

Minkyu Lee, an animator and visual development artist for Disney whose credits include The Princess and the Frog and Frozen, revealed on his blog sketches based on a possible animated version of the Broadway blockbuster musical WICKED. Check out images from his developmental portfolio below! (more...)
WICKED to Host THE WICKED NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS at The Laugh Factory, 12/8WICKED to Host THE WICKED NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS at The Laugh Factory, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - December 4, 2013

Members of the National Touring Company of WICKED will host "THE WICKED NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS," a staged holiday performance at The Laugh Factory (3175 N. Broadway) Sunday, December 8, at 8:00 p.m. The event will feature the members of the company of WICKED, and net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Chicago House. WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, celebrated its 10th anniversary on October 30, the first performance of the eight-week Chicago engagement. WICKED is currently playing the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) through Dec. 21, 2013. (more...)
WICKED Breaks Broadway In Chicago Box Office Record With One-Week Gross of $1.9 MillionWICKED Breaks Broadway In Chicago Box Office Record With One-Week Gross of $1.9 Million
by BWW News Desk - December 2, 2013

The producers of WICKED have announced that it has broken the Broadway In Chicago record for the largest one-week gross of $1,935,432 for the week ending December 1, 2013. (more...)
Cast of WICKED Set for Musical Mondays at Sidetrack to Benefit BC/EFA TodayCast of WICKED Set for Musical Mondays at Sidetrack to Benefit BC/EFA Today
by BWW News Desk - December 2, 2013

Broadway In Chicago recently announced that members of the National Touring Company of Wicked will join MUSICAL MONDAYS AT SIDETRACK (3349 N. Halsted) and celebrate with the Chicago community today, December 2 with a VIP Party/Performance from 6-8 p.m. The party will continue throughout the evening with Sidetrack Musical Mondays. The event will feature the members of the company of Wicked, and net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)
BroadwayWorld is Most Thankful For: Long Running Shows - WICKEDBroadwayWorld is Most Thankful For: Long Running Shows - WICKED
by BWW Special Coverage - November 30, 2013

It's Broadway's long-running shows that keep Times Square bustling year-round with theatre-goers from around the world who are making it to the Great White Way for their first time. Wicked, now in its 10th year, has been going strong for over 4180 performances and continues to play to full houses at the Gershwin Theatre. (more...)
WICKED to Hold Ticket Lottery at Old National Centre; Runs thru Dec 1WICKED to Hold Ticket Lottery at Old National Centre; Runs thru Dec 1
by BWW News Desk - November 20, 2013

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for Wicked, which is returning to the Old National Centre with performances from now through December 1. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Old National Centre 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...)
Cast of WICKED to Join Musical Mondays at Sidetrack 12/2 to Benefit BC/EFACast of WICKED to Join Musical Mondays at Sidetrack 12/2 to Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - November 20, 2013

Broadway In Chicago is excited to announce that members of the National Touring Company of WICKED will join MUSICAL MONDAYS AT SIDETRACK (3349 N. Halsted) and celebrate with the Chicago community on Monday, December 2 with a VIP Party/Performance from 6-8 p.m. (more...)
WICKED to Host THE WICKED NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS at The Laugh Factory, 12/8WICKED to Host THE WICKED NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS at The Laugh Factory, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2013

Members of the National Touring Company of WICKED will host "THE WICKED NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS," a staged holiday performance at The Laugh Factory (3175 N. Broadway) Sunday, December 8, at 8:00pm. The event will feature the members of the company of WICKED, and net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Chicago House. WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, celebrated its 10th anniversary on October 30, the first performance of the eight-week Chicago engagement. WICKED is currently playing the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) through Dec. 21, 2013. (more...)
Exclusive Photo Coverage: Derek Klena & WICKED Cast Sing Carols For A CureExclusive Photo Coverage: Derek Klena & WICKED Cast Sing Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - November 10, 2013

Stars and casts from the current Broadway line-up have been busy in the studio, recording for the 2013 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 15. Singing traditional and original holiday songs, this annual holiday music CD benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photos from Wicked's recording session of 'The Holly and the Ivy' with cast members Brian Munn, Michael Wartella, Derek Klena, Michael DeVries, Carla Stickler, Emily Mechler and Amanda Rose. Lynn Pinto produces, with Andros Rodriguez serving as the engineer. (more...)

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