Photo Flash: 'Ugly Betty' Goes Wicked!
The hit ABC comedy "Ugly Betty" paid a visit to the Pantages Theatre, home of the Los Angeles production of the smash musical Wicked, to film coming-episode "Something Wicked This Way Comes." The production's
leads guest star on the episode Eden Espinosa as Elphaba, Megan Hilty as
Glinda, and Kristoffer Cusick as Fiyero.
The episode airs on Thursday, November 1 (8-9PM, ET) on the ABC Television Network in the United States.
The episode airs on Wednesday, November 7 at 9PM on E4 and on Friday, November 9 at 9PM on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom.
In the episode, Betty and Henry continue their illicit romance
and plan a secret date to the Broadway musical Wicked. But things don't go as planned when Daniel, thinking
Betty's dating Gio (guest star Freddy Rodriguez), gives her tickets for the two
of them instead - tickets which Gio refuses to give up.
"Something Wicked This Way Comes" was written by Henry Alonso Myers and directed by Wendey Stanzler.
Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Wicked tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.
Wicked opened on Broadway on October 30, 2003 and currently has productions in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Tokyo, and on National Tour. Based on thenovel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Winnie Holzman, and musical staging by Wayne Cilento. The production is directed by Joe Mantello.
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