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10 Years of Oz: A WICKED Anniversary Countdown- Opening Night Flashback!10 Years of Oz: A WICKED Anniversary Countdown- Opening Night Flashback!
by BWW Special Coverage - October 21, 2013

On Wednesday, October 30th, the blockbuster musical, WICKED, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on Broadway, a milestone achieved by only ten other Broadway productions in history. The creative team and many of the musical's previous cast members will celebrate WICKED's first decade with a special performance, followed by a company party, on October 30th at 7:00pm. BroadwayWorld will be counting down to the milestone with daily flashbacks of WICKED's biggest events, most memorable cast members, and best performances. In today's installment, check out photos from the 2003 opening night! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- WICKED 10th Anniversary Special with Leading Ladies Lindsay Mendez & Alli Mauzey!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- WICKED 10th Anniversary Special with Leading Ladies Lindsay Mendez & Alli Mauzey!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 19, 2013

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, WICKED's latest leading duo, Lindsay Mendez and Alli Mauzey, chat about the excitement surrounding the show's 10th Anniversary, joining and returning to the musical, and so much more! Click below to check out the full interview! (more...)
WICKED Chat: Kristin Chenoweth & Idina Menzel Talk Rumored Rivalry, Tonys & MoreWICKED Chat: Kristin Chenoweth & Idina Menzel Talk Rumored Rivalry, Tonys & More
by BWW News Desk - October 17, 2013

Original Wicked stars Idina Menzel (Elphaba) and Kristin Chenoweth (Glinda) will reunite for Entertainment Weekly's upcoming 'Reunions' issue this week. EW's Jess Cagle Tweeted a sneak peek at the ladies together. Scroll down to check it out! (more...)
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - WICKED's Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth Pose for EW's 'Reunions' IssuePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek - WICKED's Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth Pose for EW's 'Reunions' Issue
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2013

Original Wicked stars Idina Menzel (Elphaba) and Kristin Chenoweth (Glinda) will reunite for Entertainment Weekly's upcoming 'Reunions' issue this week. EW's Jess Cagle Tweeted a sneak peek at the ladies together. Scroll down to check it out! (more...)
BWW Interviews: This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre with the Wicked and Wonderful Jemma RixBWW Interviews: This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre with the Wicked and Wonderful Jemma Rix
by Jacqueline Bublitz - October 13, 2013

Elphaba is one of the great female roles of modern times, and she requires a powerhouse performer to portray her. Only the best get to try it, and Australia's Jemma Rix has nailed it more than 800 times since taking on the role. Here, she shares a little of her brain on musical theatre - and tells us what she thinks makes Wicked such a strong, special show. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - Book Writer Winnie Holzman Talks Crafting WICKED's TaleSTAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - Book Writer Winnie Holzman Talks Crafting WICKED's Tale
by Stage Tube - October 5, 2013

The skill needed to adapt Gregory Maguire's novel into a stageable script takes both collaboration and out-of-the-box thinking. Working closely with the rest of the creative team, Wicked's book writer Winnie Holzman defined characters, built plot and weaved together themes to bring the story of Elphaba and Glinda to the stage. Click below to go behind-the-scenes with Holzman! (more...)
Photo Flash: SING FOR YOUR SENIORS Brings WICKED Witches to Calvary Cancer HospitalPhoto Flash: SING FOR YOUR SENIORS Brings WICKED Witches to Calvary Cancer Hospital
by BWW News Desk - October 1, 2013

On September 30th, 2013, Sing For Your Seniors hosted one of its Broadway Sessions with alumni from both Broadway and the National Touring companies of WICKED for the patients of Calvary Cancer Hospital. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)
WICKED to Celebrate 10th Anniversary on Broadway with 10th Anniversary Event on 10/30, Deluxe CD & MoreWICKED to Celebrate 10th Anniversary on Broadway with 10th Anniversary Event on 10/30, Deluxe CD & More
by BWW News Desk - October 1, 2013

On Wednesday, October 30th, the blockbuster musical, WICKED, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on Broadway, a milestone achieved by only ten other Broadway productions in history. The creative team and many of the musical's previous cast members will celebrate WICKED's first decade with a special performance, followed by a company party, on October 30th at 7:00pm. In addition, special promotions and appearances will be scheduled throughout the month of October, in celebration of the show's enduring worldwide popularity. (more...)
THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- WICKED's Catherine Charlebois!THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- WICKED's Catherine Charlebois!
by BWW Staff - September 13, 2013

In this week's edition, we caught up with Catherine Charlebois, who is starring as 'Nessarose' in Wicked- currently playing at the GershwinTheatre. (more...)
THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- WICKED's Derek Klena!THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- WICKED's Derek Klena!
by BWW Staff - September 6, 2013

In this week's edition, we caught up with Derek Klena, who is starring as 'Fiyero' in Wicked- currently playing at the GershwinTheatre. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Dramatists Guild Panel - Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman Talk Writing WICKEDSTAGE TUBE: Dramatists Guild Panel - Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman Talk Writing WICKED
by Stage Tube - August 24, 2013

Dramatists Guild of America presented the 2nd Annual National Conference in Chicago 'Having Our Say: Our History, Our Future' livestreaming on HowlRound TV channel on Thursday, August 22 and Friday, August 23. On Thursday, Winnie Holzman and Stephen Schwartz spoke about w?riting WICKED with host Michael Kerker. Watch the interview below! (more...)
THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- WICKED's Michael Wartella!THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- WICKED's Michael Wartella!
by BWW Staff - August 23, 2013

In this week's edition, we caught up with Michael Wartella, who is starring as 'Boq' in WICKED- currently playing at the GershwinTheatre. (more...)
VIDEO: Jemma Rix, Suzie Mathers to Lead WICKED in ManilaVIDEO: Jemma Rix, Suzie Mathers to Lead WICKED in Manila
by Jory Rivera - August 14, 2013

James Cundall, CEO of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions Limited, one of the lead producers of the highly-anticipated Manila premiere of Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman's smash hit musical 'Wicked: The Untold Stories of the Witches of Oz,' introduced to the members of the press yesterday Australian theater actresses Jemma Rix and Suzie Mathers, who will play Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda, the Good Witch, respectively. (more...)
BWW TV: WICKED's Lindsay Mendez, Derek Klena & More Greenify BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK!BWW TV: WICKED's Lindsay Mendez, Derek Klena & More Greenify BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 8, 2013

Featured this week was the cast of Wicked (Lindsay Mendez, Derek Klena, and Tiffany Haas), performing 'Popular,' 'As Long As You're Mine,' and 'The Wizard and I.' Check out highlights below! (more...)
WICKED Stage Managers Marybeth Abel and Christy Ney Host One-Day Intensive for High Schoolers TodayWICKED Stage Managers Marybeth Abel and Christy Ney Host One-Day Intensive for High Schoolers Today
by BWW News Desk - August 4, 2013

Following BroadwayWorld's Student Center Classroom two-part series 'Behind the Scenes at Wicked' with Marybeth Abel, the production stage manager wrote to BWW to tell us that it had drawn 'quite the following of enthusiastic kids'. In response, Abel and her colleague at Wicked Christy Ney will now be offering a Stage Management One Day Intensive today, August 4th, 2013. (more...)
'Defy Gravity' and Benefit BC/EFA with WICKED Hot Air Balloon Rides, Beg Today.'Defy Gravity' and Benefit BC/EFA with WICKED Hot Air Balloon Rides, Beg Today.
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2013

The blockbuster musical WICKED is offering its fans access to 'Defy Gravity' in the WICKED hot air balloon with a donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)
'Defy Gravity' and Benefit BC/EFA with WICKED Hot Air Balloon Rides, July-Oct 2013'Defy Gravity' and Benefit BC/EFA with WICKED Hot Air Balloon Rides, July-Oct 2013
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2013

The blockbuster musical WICKED is offering its fans access to 'Defy Gravity' in the WICKED hot air balloon with a donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)
BWW Interviews: Alex Wyse Talks WICKED, Boq, and His CareerBWW Interviews: Alex Wyse Talks WICKED, Boq, and His Career
by David Clarke - July 3, 2013

WICKED, the musical that reminds us that so much happened before Dorothy dropped in OZ, is visiting Houston's Hobby Center for the Performing Arts for the fourth time this summer. There is no denying that excitement is growing in Houston. Billboards for the show line our highways, commercials play on our TVs and radios, and everyone is buzzing about the much-loved musical. Recently, I chatted with Alex Wyse, who joined the cast as Boq on June 6, 2013. He took a few minutes out of his busy tour and performance schedule to chat with me about WICKED and his incredible career. (more...)
Carol Kane Joins Cast of WICKED as 'Madame Morrible' TonightCarol Kane Joins Cast of WICKED as 'Madame Morrible' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - July 1, 2013

Emmy Award-winner Carol Kane will return to the Broadway production of Wicked as Madame Morrible, starting performances tonight, July 1, 2013. Ms. Kane has previously performed the role on Broadway, in Los Angeles, and on tour. (more...)
Michael Wartella Joins Cast of WICKED as 'Boq' TodayMichael Wartella Joins Cast of WICKED as 'Boq' Today
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2013

Fresh off the national tour of Wicked, Michael Wartella will assume the role of Boq in WICKED on Broadway, beginning performances today, June 25. (more...)
Carol Kane and Michael Wartella to Join Cast of WICKED as 'Madame Morrible' and 'Boq' on 7/1 and 6/25Carol Kane and Michael Wartella to Join Cast of WICKED as 'Madame Morrible' and 'Boq' on 7/1 and 6/25
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2013

Emmy Award-winner Carol Kane will return to the Broadway production of WICKED as Madame Morrible, starting performances on Monday, July 1, 2013. Ms. Kane has previously performed the role on Broadway, in Los Angeles, and on tour. Fresh off the national tour of WICKED, Michael Wartella will assume the role of Boq, beginning performances onTuesday, June 25. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Lindsay Mendez, Derek Klena & Cast of WICKED Celebrate 4,000th Performance!Photo Coverage: Lindsay Mendez, Derek Klena & Cast of WICKED Celebrate 4,000th Performance!
by Walter McBride - June 19, 2013

Last night, June 18, WICKED's current cast members, including Lindsay Mendez (Elphaba) and Derek Klena (Fiyero) gathered at the Gershwin theatre to commemorate the show's the 4,000th performance. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out full photo coverage below! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena in WICKED!Photo Flash: First Look at Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena in WICKED!
by BWW News Desk - June 6, 2013

Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena recently joined the cast of Wicked, assuming the roles of Elphaba and Fiyero. They join a cast which includes Katie Rose Clarke as Glinda, Randy Danson as Madame Morrible, Adam Grupper as The Wizard, Catherine Charlebois as Nessarose, F. Michael Haynie as Boq, and John Schiappa as Dr. Dillamond. Check out a first look at the duo in action below! (more...)
WICKED Stage Managers Marybeth Abel and Christy Ney to Host One-Day Intensive for High Schoolers, 8/4WICKED Stage Managers Marybeth Abel and Christy Ney to Host One-Day Intensive for High Schoolers, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - June 2, 2013

Following BroadwayWorld's Student Center Classroom two-part series 'Behind the Scenes at Wicked' with Marybeth Abel, the production stage manager wrote to BWW to tell us that it had drawn 'quite the following of enthusiastic kids'. In response, Abel and her colleague at Wicked Christy Ney will now be offering a Stage Management One Day Intensive on August 4th, 2013. (more...)
Lindsay Mendez is WICKED's New Elphaba, Beginning TodayLindsay Mendez is WICKED's New Elphaba, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

Beginning performances today, May 28, 2013, Lindsay Mendez will assume the role of Elphaba in the Broadway production of WICKED. Ms. Mendez has previously worked with both the composer and director of WICKED, having appeared in the 2011 Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's Godspell, and, more recently, giving a breakout performance in the world premiere musical, Dogfight, staged by WICKED director Joe Mantello. (more...)

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