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WICKED Tour to Welcome New 'Fiyero' in Houston

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Just in, the WICKED tour will welcome Jeremy Woodard as Fiyero beginning Tuesday, August 2 at the Hobby Center in Houston.

Jeremy Woodard is new to the Wicked family. His credits include School of Rock, The Last Ship, Rock of Ages, Glory Days, Hairspray and Miss Saigon. He has appeared on television in "Crossbones," "The Big C," "Smash," "T.G.I.F." and "Grand Theft Auto V."

The company also features Emily Koch (Elphaba), Amanda Jane Cooper (Glinda), Wendy Worthington (Madame Morrible), Stuart Zagnit (The Wizard), Megan Masako Haley (Nessarose), Sam Seferian (Boq), Chad Jennings (Doctor Dillamond), and Emily Schultheis (Standby for Elphaba) with Allison Bailey, Kerry Blanchard, JillIan Butler, Jordan Casanova, Michael Di Liberto, Michael Drolet, Ryan Patrick Farrell, Anthony Festa, Dominic Giudici, Kali Grinder, Lauren Haughton, Garett Hawe, Ryan Jackson, Kelly Lafarga, Melissa Legaspi, Olivia Polci, Wayne Schroder, Tregoney Shepherd, Ben Susak, Travis Taber, Jeremy Thompson, Nyla Watson and Justin Wirick.

Jeremy Woodard will join Wicked during the tour's 5th playing week in Houston. Wicked is playing at the Hobby Center through August 14. Tickets are available by calling (800) 982-2787 or online at www.TheHobbyCenter.org or www.BroadwayAtTheHobbyCenter.com. Tickets are also available at the Hobby Center Box Office (800 Bagby, Houston, Texas 77002) and at all Ticketmaster outlets.

The surprising tale of an unlikely friendship between two women in the Land of Oz, Wicked tells the untold story of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good, long before Dorothy drops in. Elphaba, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. Glinda is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. The remarkable odyssey of how these unexpected friends changed each other's lives for good has made Wicked one of the world's most popular musicals.

WICKED has been performed in over 100 cities in 14 countries around the world (U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, Mexico and Brazil) and has thus far been translated into six languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, Korean, and Portuguese.

Based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked is the winner of over 100 international major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards.

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell, Academy Award-winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman ("My So Called Life," "Once And Again" and "thirtysomething"), Wicked is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Vagina Monologues) and features musical staging by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento (Aida, The Who's Tommy, How To Succeed...).

Grammy Award-Winning Cast recording available on Decca Broadway. For more information about Wicked log on to www.wickedthemusical.com.


WICKED runs July 6 through August 14, 2016 at the Hobby Center, 800 Bagby St. For information, please visit BroadwayAtTheHobbyCenter.com or TheHobbyCenter.org.

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