BWW TV: 'Wicked Wednesdays' at Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood has been treating its theme park guests to a little Broadway-style fun during the hot summer season, with its "Wicked Wednesdays" series of performances, bringing various cast members from the Los Angeles sit-down production of Wicked, running at the nearby Pantages Theatre, to celebrate the smash-hit musical.
The series kicked off with star Carol Kane ("Madame Morrible") hosting the event on June 27, giving fans a chance to hear exclusive performances from the musical, as well as an opportunity for autographs, face painting and Wicked-style karaoke.
BroadwayWorld.com was on hand July 11 as the Wizard himself, actor John Rubenstein took to the theme park's Blues Brothers Stage, discussing Wicked's initial start on the Universal lot and its progression into a worldwide phenomenon with productions on Broadway, Chicago, Los Angeles and other cities around the globe. He then introduced cast members Adam Lambert, Julie Reiber and Melissa Fahn as they each sang popular songs from the show.
Next up on the "Wicked Wednesday" schedule, at Universal Studios Hollywood, are two more performances, beginning on July 25 with an ensemble of "Ozians" and a newly added show on August 15 with stars Eden Espinosa ("Elphaba") and Megan Hilty ("Glinda") turning up for the fun. Rubenstein will also return for that afternoon as host. The events run from Noon to 2:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.universalstudioshollywood.com.
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