Mariand Torres leaving WICKED

As announced on her Fan Page, Mariand Torres’s final performance will be January 29th. She posted:

Hi friends! Mariand here. I think some of you may already know, but I will January 29th will be my last day with Wicked! Being a part of this show has been a dream come true and you all have made it even more special. I will always be a part of the Wicked family would gladly come back at some point, but I am looking forward to being in one place for a while and exploring other projects. Thank you all for the love and support!

Mariand shared her wonderful talent in the First National Tour of WICKED for almost two years. We wish her the best in her new path.

Carla Stickler will be taking her place.

via Mariand Torres (Fan Page)

WICKED extends through 2013 in the West End

The West End production of WICKED announced the opening of its 13th new booking period, with tickets now on sale until Saturday 27 April 2013.

Easily accessible at the heart of London’s “Royal” district of Victoria, being 1 minute from London Victoria Mainline and Underground stations and a short walk from Victoria Coach Station, the “hugely popular show” (The Times) will perform throughout the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations (Saturday 2 June – Tuesday 5 June 2012), and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with an extra matinee added on Thursday 26 July 2012 at 2.30pm in place of the Friday 27 July 2012 evening performance.

2011 proved to be the hit musical’s highest grossing year to date, continuing its pattern of year-on-year growth at the Box Office since opening. Also during this landmark year, Wicked welcomed its 4 millionth theatregoer, celebrated its 5th birthday and became one of the Top 20 longest-running West End musicals of all time.

Wicked continues to be the top choice of West End theatregoers having been voted Best Night Out (Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2011), Most Popular Show (Olivier Awards 2010) and
Best West End Show ( Awards in both 2011 and 2010).

Via BW

The new BroadwayisWICKED is here…

I get a feeling you already noticed the difference!

This new and enhanced BroadwayisWICKED brings you more of WICKED and more of you. We want you to live the full the experience so now you can be active part of this blog. We want you to collaborate with us in getting this blog grow.  You will notice a new page called “Collaborations” here you can submit your story, review or piece of news on WICKED.

Please let us know what you think of the new blog…

A new BroadwayisWICKED is coming!

I thought it would be nice to start our new year with a wonderful news. BroadwayisWICKED is changing, for good! A brand new redesign blog is coming up in the next couple of days. Stay tune for what its going to be yet the best BroadwayisWICKED even seen! And you will be able to be part of it. Just a small surprise to entice you is just around the corner…But  be prepare to create and decor cause you will be able to be part of the experience of BroadwayisWICKED.

As you could have seen already from some post and collaborations done by you guys, more and more we are seeking to create within this blog an opportunity for you to participate and become involve in BroadwayisWICKED.

So keep your eyes open for the new and redesign BroadwayisWICKED because it’s going to bring more of what you like but overall is going to bring more of you!

Willemijn Verkaik is WICKED Personality of the Year 2011

And the winner is… Willemijn Verkaik!

After an intense three-week poll and by obtaining 55% of the total 590,000 votes, a new record for BroadwayisWICKED, you have elected the current Elphaba for the Dutch production of WICKED as your new “WICKED Personality of 2011“.

This dutch actress and singer, Willemijn Verkaik, as many of her fans have already stated in the comments section is the only performer to sing Defying Gravity in three languages (Dutch, German and English). She has also become the longest-running lead Elphaba in the history of the show and has closed the German production to recently open the Dutch one.

Second Place, and very close with 40% of the total votes, came our 2010 Personality of the Year, Teal Wicks who recently finished her peformances in the WICKED family on Broadway. Third place was for yet another Elphaba, stand-by performer for that role in the San Francisco production, Felicia Ricci.

Then Anne Brummel, Dee Roscioli, Rachel Tucker, Tiffany Haas, Etai BenShlomo, Chandra Lee Schwartz and Jackie Burns, to count the final top 10.

This has certainly been one of the most wonderful and amazing polls we have ever done in BroadwayisWICKED. I wanted to thank you all for participating and bringing so much fun to this race!

Congratulations to Willemijn Verkaik (and her unbelievable fans!) for becoming WICKED Personality of the Year!