Performances at Broadway in Bryant Park 2010


What: Every year Broadway goes out to the Bryan Park to put up some performances

Where: 42nd St and 6th Avenue every

When: As from July Thursdays @12:30pm

List of Performances:

July 8th
In the Heights
Nunsense
Promises, Promises
Stomp

July 15th
Billy Elliot
Memphis
The Phantom of the Opera
Radio City Christmas Spectacular
South Pacific

July 22nd
A Little Night Music
Chicago
Falling For Eve
The Lion King
Rock of Ages

July 29th
The Addams Family
Mary Poppins
Next to Normal
Wicked

August 5th
Avenue Q
Fela!
Hair
Million Dollar Quartet

August 12th
American Idiot
La Cage Aux Folles
Mamma Mia!
West Side Story

For the complete schedule go to Broadway in Bryant Park

via Broadway Girl

Wicked San Francisco presents new cast tomorrow


San Francisco production of WICKED renew tomorrow s0me of its cast.

Marcie Dodd replaces Eden Espinosa and Alli Mauzey replaces Kendra Kassebaum as the new witches in the hit musical as Elphaba and Glinda respectively, and will mark the first time the two actresses are back on stage opposite each other since they played the roles on Broadway from November 2008 – February 2009.

Also Cliffton Hall is coming back to Wicked, after leaving the role a couple of years ago in the National Tour, to take over Fiyero.

The actors will take a final bow with WICKED when it closes on September 5, 2010.

The other principal roles in WICKED are performed by Bay Area actress Jody Gelb, who plays Madame Morrible, and Tom McGowan, who plays the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. WICKED also features Paul Slade Smith as Doctor Dillamond, DeeDee Magno Hall as Nessarose, and Etai BenShlomo as Boq.

Julia Murney and Stephanie J. Block will sing in a special “Wicked Divas”


This Saturday June 26th, two former Elphabas from musical Wicked will take the stage in Columbus. Julia Murney and Stephanie J. Block will sing in a special “Wicked Divas” concert with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra as part of the Nationwide Insurance Picnic with the Pops series. The orchestra is scheduled to perform selections from George Bizet’s Carmen. Murney and Block will sing selections from Wicked, as well as Ragtime,ChicagoFunny Girl, and much more.

Ms. Murney has previously performed in several concerts in the “Wicked Divas” series with different counterparts, including wonderful past Glindas Megan Hilty and Jennifer Laura Thompson. This time she will be accompanied by an actress who has also played the role of Elphaba in the musical Wicked on Broadway, Stephanie J. Block.

via BroadwayWorld (with full interview to Ms. Murney)

Wicked Australia moves to Brisbane and opens January 2011


After it was officially announced, last week, that Sydney production of WICKED was due to close September 12th 2010, now is announced that Wicked is set to fly north of the border to open in all its emerald glory in the Lyric Theatre, QPAC in January 2011 in the city of Brisbane.
WICKED Australia Co-Producer John Frost said, “Right from the start this show has been an overwhelming hit so we are absolutely thrilled to be able to bring her, in all her emerald beauty, to Brisbane.
“WICKED is a phenomenon, the most successful musical in the world today, and appeals to everyone from 8 to 80. People love it for so many different reasons – some people come to see WICKED for the engrossing story, some for the astonishing sets and costumes, some
for the soaring ballads, some for the deeper messages, and some to see the life-affirming friendship between the two girls who grow up to be Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Melbourne and Sydney audiences have been blown away by WICKED and
now it’s Brisbane’s turn.
When the Australian production of WICKED arrives in Brisbane it will have played over 866 shows and will have been seen by well over 1 million people. WICKED’s record-breaking Australian run began in June, 2008 at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre, where it broke the
city’s box office record and ran through August, 2009. The production transferred to Sydney’s Capitol Theatre on September 5, 2009 and will conclude its record-breaking run on September 12, 2010.

Wicked Sydney will close in September 12


I will publish it as the press release came in, cause I still can’t believe it:

WICKED TAKES ITS FINAL BOW IN SYDNEY ON SEPTEMBER 12 More than twelve months after its spectacular Sydney Premiere, the curtain will come down on WICKED at the Capitol Theatre for the last time on September 12, 2010.

“After more than two astonishing years in Australia, 866 glorious performances seen by well over a million people, it will be time for WICKED to close,” said John Frost, Australian Co-Producer of WICKED. “Sydneysiders have only 12 more weeks to see one of the most successful shows in theatre history at the most perfect theatre it could play in, the glorious Capitol Theatre.” “Right from the start this show has been an overwhelming hit. Audiences have been captivated by the soaring ballads, the spectacular sets, costumes and lighting, and been draw into the emotional richness of this beautiful story. We were hoping for a strong response in Sydney when we moved from Melbourne last year, and it has exceeded all expectations in the toughest theatre market in the country.

Sydney took WICKED to its heart, and we’ve been thrilled by the response from Government, sponsors, theatregoers and the general public. WICKED has brought a whole new audience into the theatre for the first time; they have loved their experience and will come back for more. “WICKED is unique, a phenomenon, the winner of 35 major awards including the Grammy® Award, three Tony® Awards and six Helpmann® Awards, a musical that enchants audiences around the world and right across the spectrum. We are so proud of our extraordinarily talented cast, many of whom have been with the show for the whole run. They are arguably the best WICKED cast in the world.”

WICKED has had a record breaking run in Australia. The Australian production began at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre in June, 2008 finishing up in August, 2009. It transferred to Sydney’s Capitol Theatre on September 5, 2009. WICKED has smashed numerous records during its Australian run, including both Melbourne and Capitol Theatre box office records. On Tuesday 11 May 2010 the one millionth ticket to the Australian production of WICKED was purchased. Currently in its 7th year on Broadway, WICKED’s four North American and four international companies have cumulatively grossed nearly $1.8 billion and have been seen by nearly 23 million people worldwide. WICKED is the untold story of the witches of Oz. 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 enchanting story of how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. WICKED, 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), is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B Platt and David Stone, with John Frost as Australian Co-Producer.

WICKED in London Hits £100M in Total Revenue


West End hit musical Wicked is celebrating takings of £100m hitting a new milestone since the show opened in London back in September 2006.

Michael McCabe, lead producer of the UK production of the show said, “We are particularly proud to have achieved this incredible success during a period of such global financial uncertainty.”

WICKED in London plays at the Apollo Victoria Theatre starring: Rachel Tucker(Elphaba), Louise Dearman (Glinda), Lee Mead (Fiyero), Julie Legrand(Madame Morrible), Clive Carter (The Wizard), Cassandra Compton (Nessarose), Julian Forsyth (Doctor Dillamond), George Ure (Boq), Nikki Davis-Jones (Elphaba Standby) and Sarah Earnshaw (Glinda Standby).

via BBC