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BREAKING: WICKED Is Indeed Coming to Manila; More Details on 8/14

Manila, Philippines, August 2, 2013--Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, David Atkins Enterprises, 105.9 Radio High and Concertus, in cooperation with WICKED Worldwide, are indeed bringing Stephen Schwartz's "Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz," one of the most popular Broadway musicals of all time, to Manila. More details will be announced on Wednesday, August 14.

Winner of 35 major awards including a Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, "Wicked" tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz, based on the 1939 film musical, "The Wizard of Oz," and on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel, "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West," in a grand scale production: Long before Dorothy dropped in the Land of Oz, two other girls forge a heartwarming friendship: Elphaba, born with emerald green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood; Galinda/Glinda, is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. "Wicked" follows their remarkable odyssey and how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and the Good Witch.

Playing its 10th year at the Gershwin Theatre on Broadway, "Wicked's" North American and international productions have comulatively grossed more than $2.9 billion in ticket sales, and have been seen by nearly 36 million people worldwide.

"Wicked" features music and lyrics by Schwartz -- "Defying Gravity," "Popular" and "For Good" are hit songs from the musical -- and book by Winnie Holzman.

The production, produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone, is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento.

More than 700 theater fans have petitioned to bring "Wicked" to Manila via Facebook.

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