Emerald City

Opened: November 16, 1988
Closing: December 18, 1988

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WICKED to Partner with American Girl, The Plaza Hotel, and More For 20th Anniversary by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 29, 2023

WICKED celebrates its 20th anniversary with special partnerships and events throughout October.

THE WIZ Gets Broadway Dates, Plus First Look at Cast! by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 25, 2023

The all-new production of the Tony Award-winning hit musical The Wiz will open on Broadway on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, in a limited engagement at the Marquis Theatre.  Preview performances will begin on March 29. Check out an all new first look photo, as well as a video of the cast performing with the orchestra for the first time!

Deborah Cox and Lascelles Stephens of Deco Entertainment Join THE WIZ Producing Team by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2023

Entertainment company DECO Entertainment, founded by Lascelles Stephens and Deborah Cox, will join the co-producing team of the all-new production of The Wiz. Learn more about the musical here!

Emmy and Grammy-Winning Adam Blackstone Joins THE WIZ Creative Team by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2023

Emmy Award®-winning music director and Grammy Award®-winning writer, Adam Blackstone, has joined the creative team as Dance Music Arranger for the revival of The Wiz.

Tickets On Sale Friday For THE WIZ in San Francisco by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2023

Tickets for the San Francisco engagement of The Wiz will go on sale on Friday, September 22 at 10 a.m. for the four-week engagement performing at BroadwaySF’s Golden Gate Theatre. Learn more about how to get tickets here!

Australian Production of WICKED Partners With M·A·C Cosmetics by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2023

The smash hit Australian production of WICKED has united with cult global beauty brand M·A·C Cosmetics. The partnership involves a number of exclusive activities that will excite customers and audiences alike. Learn more about the partnership and how to get tickets to Wicked here!

Photos: Go Inside Mission Plasticos' EMERALD CITY Gala by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 17, 2023

On Saturday, September 9th, the Land of Oz illuminated Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach at Celebration of Global Friendships: Emerald City. The Oz-inspired soiree benefited Mission Plasticos, a local nonprofit that provides free reconstructive surgery through a team of board-certified volunteer surgeons to those who need it most throughout the world. Check out photos here!

Santa Barbara Symphony Opens Season With Choral Collaborations In BEETHOVEN 9 by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 16, 2023

Experience a monumental performance of Beethoven 9: An Ode To Joy, Hope & Community as Santa Barbara Symphony opens their 2023/24 season with choral collaborations. Don't miss this celebration of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 on October 14 & 15.

Reading Into It- Broadway Books for 2024 by Nicole Rosky - Sep 16, 2023

A new Broadway season is on its way, full of exciting new shows and revivals of beloved classics. While many of them are original concepts or based on plays, five are based on books that you can add to your reading list today.

Cast and Creative Team Set For THE WIZARD OF OZ at the Watermill Theatre by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2023

The Watermill Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for their upcoming Christmas production of THE WIZARD OF OZ. Find out who is starring in the show here!

Common and MC Lyte Join the Producing Team For THE WIZ by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2023

Academy Award®, Grammy Award® and Emmy Award®-winning artist, actor, author and activist Common and hip-hop pioneer, actor, philanthropist, and business mogul MC Lyte will join the co-producing team of the all-new production of The Wiz. Learn more about The Wiz and how to get tickets here!

REVIEW: Two Decades On, WICKED Remains A Crowd Pleaser As The Story Of The Witches Of Oz Returns To Sydney With A New Australian Cast by Jade Kops - Sep 10, 2023

Director Lisa Leguillou’s tweeked version of Joe Mantello’s original production of Stephen Schwartz (Music and Lyrics) and Winnie Holzman’s (Book) multi-award winning WICKED arrives in Sydney for the 20th Anniversary of the multi award winning musical’s opening on Broadway.

Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Geva Theatre by Colin Fleming-Stumpf - Sep 6, 2023

What did our critic think of THE WIZARD OF OZ at Geva Theatre? Fall is here (kinda? It’s 90 degrees today), which means the return of theatre season and the coming-to-life once again of Rochester’s premiere regional theatre, Geva. And what better way to kick-off the season than with a timeless classic known to all, “The Wizard of Oz”, albeit flashier, sassier, and—somehow—probably even more heartwarming than the version you grew up watching.

WICKED Begins Performances in Sydney by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 26, 2023

The musical phenomenon WICKED has begun performances in Australia's very own Emerald City at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. With huge anticipation and demand, the precinct around the Sydney Lyric has been decorated green to add to the excitement.

Review: WICKED Still Holds Up After Twenty Years at DPAC by Nicole Ackman - Aug 26, 2023

What did our critic think of WICKED at DPAC?

Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Moorestown Theater Company by Donna Marie Nowak - Aug 28, 2023

The Moorestown Theater Company transports us to Oz and back, with their enchanting 66th Summer Stage Musical, The Wizard of Oz, Youth Edition.

Catch the Best of Broadway on Tour: A Guide to National Touring Shows Near You by Stephi Wild - Aug 19, 2023

Hoping to catch a play or musical in the near future but can't make it to New York City? Look no further than BroadwayWorld's comprehensive guide to all of the current and upcoming touring productions!

THE WIZARD OF OZ Will Be Performed by Summer Spotlight Academy Students by Stephi Wild - Aug 10, 2023

Thirty students enrolled in Star of the Day's summer musical theatre intensive will present 4 performances of The Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baum's beloved story of a young girl's adventure in a magical land has been entertaining audiences for over a century.

The Huntington Appoints Christopher Mannelli as New Executive Director by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2023

Learn about the recent appointment of Christopher Mannelli as the new executive director of The Huntington. Get insights into his background and find out what this means for the future of the renowned institution.

HeIsTheArtist Takes a Cinematic Approach on 'Dreaming In Emerald City' EP by Michael Major - Jul 27, 2023

Taking influence from legendary movies “The Wizard of Oz” and “The West Side Story”, the singer-songwriter packs this 6-track EP full of Broadway-style Neo-Soul with a contemporary twist. The EP kicks off with a cover of “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows” by Judy Garland and Heistheartist’s original song “Mi Amor.”

New Tickets Released For WICKED in Sydney by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2023

Due to huge demand, new tickets are on sale from tomorrow for Wicked in Sydney. With only four weeks until WICKED flies into the Sydney Lyric Theatre on 25 August, the show is now selling to 10 December with best availability for tickets from October.

THE TEMPEST Comes to Seattle Rep Next Month by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2023

Seattle Rep has announced the cast and creative team for their upcoming Public Works production of The Tempest, adapted with music and new lyrics by Todd Almond and originally conceived and directed by Lear deBessonet.

Final Days To Experience Musical Theatre West's Magical Production Of THE WIZARD OF OZ by A.A. Cristi - Jul 17, 2023

Musical Theatre West (MTW)'s summer production, The Wizard of Oz, is preparing to take a final bow on Sunday, July 23rd. A loving rendition of the classic film, MTW's Broadway-caliber production brings the heartwarming story, powerful vocals, and breathtaking visual effects to life on stage.

Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ Drops Into Musical Theatre West in Long Beach by Michael Quintos - Jul 14, 2023

Delightfully charming but also now slightly dated, MTW's expectedly family-friendly, colorfully saturated production is indeed a lovely, mostly entertaining stage recreation of the movie classic. But curiously, at times, the show feels subdued and tamed-down, and in dire need of an extra jolt of energy to match the story’s wildly madcap, campy premise.

Roundabout Names 2023-24 Directing Fellow and Directors Group by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 12, 2023

Discover the individuals who will be shaping the future of Roundabout Theatre Company. Get to know these emerging artists and learn about Roundabout's prestigious program that nurtures and supports their artistic growth.

Andrew Norris Brings ALL I EVER WATNED WAS TO KISS THE SUN to Bermudez Projects by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2023

In his debut Los Angeles solo show at Bermudez Projects, Richmond, Virginia-based Andrew Norris reflects on the spectacle of celebrity and the vicarious experience of loneliness and queer longing in All I Ever Wanted Was to Kiss the Sun. 

Get 15% Off Your Favorite Broadway Show Merch for Holidays in July by HaleyJane Rose - Jul 13, 2023

Get 15% off merch, souvenirs, and more from your favorite Broadway shows in BroadwayWorld's Theatre Shop for Holidays in July! Use the code MERRY15 to get discounts on items like Beetlejuice Unisex Pride Beetle Tee, the Grey House Mason Jar Mug, the Kimberly Akimbo Unisex Names Tee, and more.

INTO THE WOODS & More Lead Los Angeles' July 2023 Theater Top Picks by BWW Staff - Jul 5, 2023

Los Angeles is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. July 2023's top picks include Into The Woods, Strew, and more!

THE WIZARD OF OZ Comes to Musical Theatre West This Month by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2023

Join Dorothy, The Tinman, The Cowardly Lion, and The Scarecrow as they find courage, heart, and magic on the way to the Emerald City! Long Beach’s premier musical theater company, Musical Theatre West (MTW), will debut its production of The Wizard of Oz for select dates this July.

Meet the Talented Cast of WICKED at the Sydney Lyric by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 3, 2023

The final cast members have been revealed for the Broadway Blockbuster musical WICKED in Sydney! See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Arizona Broadway Theatre by Herbert Paine - Jun 25, 2023

Cassandra and Kiel Klaphake, the visionary forces behind Arizona Broadway Theatre, have delivered a winner with their refreshingly revisited production of THE WIZARD OF OZ, directed by Ken Urso and featuring Jasmine Bassham as Dorothy. Runs through July 11.

Casts Set for Summer Stock Austin Featuring DANCE HALL: THE MOVIE MUSICAL World Premiere & More by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2023

Summer Stock Austin has revealed the casts for its 2023 Summer season.

WICKED and Partnership for New York City Team Up With NYC Parks on Summer Volunteer Event Series by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2023

New York City Mayor Eric Adams, Deputy Mayor for Operations Meera Joshi, and NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue joined President and CEO of the Partnership for New York City Kathryn Wylde and the Broadway musical Wicked to launch a new volunteer event series.

Christie Baugher, Paris Ray Dozier & Jaime Lozano Receive 2022 Jonathan Larson Grants by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2023

The American Theatre Wing has revealed the recipients of the 2022 Jonathan Larson Grants. See who the recipients are, and learn more bout the grants.

THE WIZARD OF OZ Comes to Musical Theatre West Next Month by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2023

Known for its Broadway-caliber productions, Musical Theatre West (MTW), Long Beach’s premier theatre company, will debut its summer musical, The Wizard Of Oz.

Review: WICKED THE MUSICAL at Hobby Center For The Performing Arts by Armando Urdiales - Jun 2, 2023

Wicked: The Musical has been enchanting audiences worldwide for years, and the current touring production is no exception. With its mesmerizing performances, breathtaking set design, and unforgettable music, this production offers a spellbinding experience that will leave you spellbound.

ArtsWest to Welcome New Managing Director Inji Kamel by Blair Ingenthron - May 28, 2023

The Board of Directors at ArtsWest has announced that Inji Kamel is joining the team as ArtsWest's new Managing Director effective May 22, 2023.  Her ties within the arts community, broad experience in theater management and production, and deep commitment to the same values ArtsWest holds made her a fabulous candidate for this position. The addition of Inji as Managing Director completes the ArtsWest team, and the company is planning for the future with vision and enthusiasm.

Robyn Nevin, Todd McKenney, and More Join WICKED at the Sydney Lyric by Blair Ingenthron - May 28, 2023

On behalf of his co-producers Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone, John Frost for Crossroads Live has announced the talented lead cast in the Broadway Blockbuster musical WICKED, which flies into Australia's Emerald City at the Sydney Lyric from 25 August.

Celebrate Memorial Day with Discounts on Broadway Favorites in our Theatre Shop! by HaleyJane Rose - May 26, 2023

This Memorial Day, BroadwayWorld invites you to join us in celebrating the magic of Broadway with $10 off your order of $100 or more. From the Parade Unisex Shalom! Tee, the New York, New York Cheering for Me Now Longsleeve Tee, to the Kimberly Akimbo Unisex Perspective Raglan - just use the code MEMORIAL10 at checkout to unlock this discount. Hurry, as this offer is only available for a limited time.

Public Nominations Open for 2nd Annual NTPA North Texas Stardust Awards by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2023

North Texas Performing Arts has announced the 2nd Annual North Texas Performing Arts Stardust Awards to be held on Saturday, November 4 at the magnificent Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center Hotel in Plano, Texas.

Impact Arts to Present SHOWTIME IN THE PARK This Summer by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2023

Impact Arts will present Showtime in the Park, a family-friendly event kicking off Summer Stock Austin's 2023 Season on Friday, June 9, 2023 from 5:00-9:30 p.m. in Pease Park.

Sound Theatre Company Reveals Cast and Dates For the Seattle Premiere of COST OF LIVING by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2023

Seven years after its U.S. premiere, the Pulitzer-winning, Tony Award-nominated play Cost of Living finally makes its way to Emerald City. Sound Theatre will produce the Seattle premiere, with a first performance on June 8 and official opening June 10 at 12th Avenue Arts.

Feature: Nevada Ballet Theatre Brings The Wizard of Oz to The Smith Center by Debbie Hall - May 9, 2023

After Wicked, The Wizard of Oz continues the magical adventure of Dorothy and Toto. Experience an adventure of a lifetime when the Nevada Ballet Theatre presents its 2022-23 season finale and Las Vegas Premiere of The Wizard of Oz at The Smith Center May 13-21.

Interview: 'All the Characters Go Through So Much Growth': Mark Curry, Sophie-Louise Dann and Ryan Reid of WICKED Talk About the Magic of the Show by Abbie Grundy - May 3, 2023

Wicked the Musical is currently in its 17th year in the West End, and the show has now been seen by more than 11 million people in London alone. To celebrate the latest cast changes, we met up with the cast at the star-studded after-party!

WICKED Movie Footage Shown at CinemaCon With First Looks at 'Defying Gravity' & 'Popular' by Michael Major - Apr 27, 2023

The first footage of the Wicked movie was shown at CinemaCon in Las Vegas last night. Audio of 'Defying Gravity' and 'Popular' were played, giving attendees a first listen to Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo singing Stephen Schwartz's iconic music. New shots of Michelle Yeoh as Madame Morrible and Jeff Goldblum as the Wizard were also revealed.

SHOWTIME IN THE PARK to Kick Off Summer Stock Austin 2023 Season by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2023

Impact Arts will present Showtime in the Park, a family-friendly event kicking off Summer Stock Austin’s 2023 Season on Friday, May 12, 2023 from 5:00-9:30 p.m. in Pease Park.

Jazz Detective Releases Chet Baker's 'BLUE ROOM' by Blair Ingenthron - Apr 23, 2023

Jazz Detective, the label founded in 2022 by GRAMMY-nominated archival producer Zev Feldman, will release Blue Room: The 1979 VARA Studio Sessions in Holland, a superlative, previously unreleased set of studio performances recorded in Holland by legendary trumpeter Chet Baker, as a limited two-LP set on Record Store Day April 22.

Review: WIZARD OF OZ at Downtown Cabaret Theatre by Sean Fallon - Apr 23, 2023

On Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 2:30, I had the pleasure of seeing what is arguably the absolute best younger audiences production I have ever seen at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport, CT, WIZARD OF OZ!  Phill Hill has created a phenomenal masterpiece in his adaptation of the classic story by L. Frank Baum in a brilliant and entertaining manner, loaded with great music from the 1980s!

IN THE HEIGHTS Comes to Center REP in May by Stephi Wild - Apr 21, 2023

Center Repertory Company kicks off the summer with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes' exuberant Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In the Heights. From the creator of Hamilton comes this jubilant story of New York's Washington Heights neighborhood and its vibrant community.

Interview: 'We Have a Connection Beyond the Show' Alexia Khadime and Lucy St. Louis of WICKED Talk Friendship, Representation and Harnessing Emotions by Abbie Grundy - Apr 21, 2023

To celebrate the newest cast joining the iconic production, we spent 'One Short Day In The Emerald City' and spoke to the leading ladies themselves.


Emerald City has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1988.



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