Broadway is Wicked is a blog aimed at fans of the smashing-hit show Wicked The Musical. In this site you will find all kind of news, videos, photos, interviews and other things related to Wicked –Broadway, National Tours, Australia Tour and West End- and other stuff related to Broadway and theatre in general.
The show opened in June 2006 at the Noel Coward Theatre before transferring to the Gielgud Theatre in June 2009 and made a final move to the Wyndham’s Theatre in March 2010.
“We’ve had a great time, it’s been a real ball, but I think we’ve all grown up and got our sights set on living in a more up-market part of town. And Trekkie Monster wants to be somewhere with a better broadband connection,” says a humorous statement from the producers attributed to puppet character Kate Monster.
The current London cast includes Paul Spicer as Princeton/Rod, Cassidy Johnson as Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut, Sion Lloyd as Brian, Tom Parsons as Nicky/Trekkie Monster, Jacqueline Tate as Christmas Eve and Delroy Atkins as Gary.
Avenue Q debuted in March 2003 at off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre before transferring to the Golden Theatre for a six year Broadway run where it won three Tony Awards including Best Musical. When the Broadway run ended, the show returned off-Broadway to New World Stages in October 2009 where it continues to run.
2010 marks the 6th Anniversary of West End LIVE Westminster City Council’s annual entertainment festival held in Leicester Square
Free for all the family West End Live offers visitors a spectacular event including showcase performances from top West End shows and musical acts and experience a wonderful array of interactive exhibits from many of London’s top museums, galleries and cultural institutions.
For those of you who werent able to attend or for those who want to see it again here is an excellent video coverage of the performances via elizabethtoni
Last week the Broadway smashing-hit WICKED has surpassed Avenue Q in the list of longest-running shows in Broadway history coming into the 20th place.
Winner of 26 major awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, 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 story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.
The producers of the Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q, that will start previews on October 9th, announced the casting for the Off-Broadway (340 West 50 Street, New York) production along with the official opening night, now scheduled for October 21, 2009. A Rush Ticket policy for all performances is also announced.
The cast for AVENUE Q at New World Stages will be comprised of “Q alumni” representing the musical’s Broadway, Las Vegas and 1st National Tour companies:Anika Larsen (from the final Broadway cast and previously from the National Tour) as Kate Monster/Lucy; Seth Rettberg (Broadway and National Tour) as Princeton/Rod; CULLEN TITMUS (National Tour) as Nicky/Trekkie Monster;Danielle K. Thomas (final Broadway cast and National Tour) as Gary Coleman; Sala Iwamatsu(Broadway) as Christmas Eve; Nicholas Kohn (final Broadway company and Las Vegas) as Brian; and Maggie Lakis (National Tour) as Mrs. T/Bad Idea Bear.