WICKED Returns to the Broward Center Tonight

After record breaking runs in 2006, 2008 and 2011 WICKED will return to Ft. Lauderdale this month for a limited 3-week engagement.

Tickets are available at the Box Office 201 SW Fifth Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, by phone (954) 462-0222 or online at www.browardcenter.org. Group rates are available NOW for groups of 15 or more, and may be purchased by calling (954) 462-0222 or (954) 626-7814. Tickets start at $34.50. Premium seating is available at all performances.

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, 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, the untold story of the witches of Oz, 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...).

Based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED, winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, is the untold story of the witches of Oz. It is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Broadway Across America-Fort Lauderdale present:

WICKED Wednesday, January 30 - 8:00pm Thursday, January 31 - 2:00pm Thursday, January 31 - 8:00pm Friday, February 1 - 8:00pm Saturday, February 2 - 2:00pm Saturday, February 2 - 8:00pm Sunday, February 3 - 2:00pm Sunday, February 3 - 7:30pm

Tuesday, February 5 - 8:00pm Wednesday, February 6 - 8:00pm Thursday, February 7- 8:00pm Friday, February 8 - 8:00pm Saturday, February 9 - 2:00pm Saturday, February 9 - 8:00pm Sunday, February 10 - 2:00pm Sunday, February 10 - 7:30pm

Tuesday, February 12 - 8:00pm Wednesday, February 13 - 8:00pm Thursday, February 14 - 8:00pm Friday, February 15 - 8:00pm Saturday, February 16 - 2:00pm Saturday, February 16 - 8:00pm Sunday, February 17- 2:00pm Sunday, February 17- 7:30pm

Broward Center for the Performing Arts Au-Rene Theatre 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

"Broward Center for the Performing Arts was home to the South Florida debut of the acclaimed Broadway musical, Wicked, and we are thrilled to see it return to the Au Rene stage." said Kelley Shanley, President/CEO, Broward Center for the Performing Arts. "This show has certainly had a significant impact on theater audiences worldwide, and South Florida has been no exception. Its broad appeal to audiences of all ages and the universal theme of self-discovery make it a memorable musical experience for all who attend. We know many theater-goers return to Wicked time and time again, and we look forward to welcoming them here in Winter 2013."

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, and how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

WICKED features set design by Tony Award winner Eugene Lee (Ragtime, Show Boat, Candide, Sweeney Todd), costume design by Tony winner Susan Hilferty (Into the Woods, Assassins), lighting design by Tony nominee Kenneth Posner (The Coast of Utopia, Hairspray) and sound design by Tony Meola (The Lion King). Stephen Oremus is the show's musical director. Orchestrations are by William David Brohn, with dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott.

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

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