WICKED on Sale Next Month for Spring Run at the Orpheum Theatre
WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Memphis' most popular musical, will return to the historic Orpheum Theatre March 7-25, 2018. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Monday, December 11 at 10am.
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...). The musical is based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire.
Tickets will be available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, orpheum-memphis.com, the Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), and Ticketmaster. The Orpheum's 2017-2018 Broadway Season is generously sponsored by Memphis Area Honda Dealers and SunTrust Bank
"WICKED is one of the only shows to play over 100 performances at the Orpheum Theatre," said Brett Batterson, President & CEO of the Orpheum Theatre Group. "Memphis loves WICKED and we look forward to its awaited return in the spring."
The Broadway sensation, WICKED, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz...but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships...until the world decides to call one "good," and the other one "wicked."
With a thrilling score that includes the hits "Defying Gravity," "Popular" and "For Good," WICKED has been hailed by The New York Times as "the defining musical of the decade," and by Time Magazine as "a magical Broadway musical with brains, heart, and courage."
Winner of over 100 international awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, 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.
*As a note to all calendar listing editors, the title of the show is WICKED (not WICKED: A New Musical or WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz).
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus