Media Recap: WICKED in Singapore


Every time we look around a glorious review or article is published for the WICKED company touring through Asia and currently performing at the Marina Bay Sand’s Grand Theatre, in Singapore. Here is a brief recap of what they are saying:

Wicked the Musical: Singapore Production as Captivating as Ever

WICKED – Good Witch, Bad Witch

Singapore defies gravity for the Wicked

WICKED the musical

Broadway musical WICKED lands in Singapore

WICKED flies into Singapore and casts its spell!

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Wicked has opened in Adelaide


Jemma Rix (Elphaba) and Lucy Durack (Glinda) - Source: Wicked - Photo by Jeff Busby

The Australian production of Wicked has opened on Friday their National Tour in Adelaide.

Wicked is playing at the Festival Theatre at least until May 26.

According to AdelaideNow, at yesterday’s media preview, producer John Frost found himself being quizzed by Bert Newton about just how much money he was making from the show.

“This show has broken the house records for Adelaide,” said Frost.

“Right now we are holding $6 million in cash, in advance bookings. So if anyone tells you Adelaide audiences won’t put their hands in their pockets, they are wrong.”

The production stars actress Lucy Durack as the Good Witch of the North, Glinda, Jemma Rix who plays the Wicked Witch of the West, Elphaba and David Harris as Fiyero.

via AdelaideNow

Wicked for the Flood fundraising in Adelaide


Jemma Rix, David Harris and Lucy Durack, Elphaba, Fiyero and Glinda respectively in the Australian production of Wicked were thrilled to be dressed for the Advertiser Sunday Mail Foundation luncheon in designs from Harry Watt and George Gross couture and delighted to receive a gift of a strand of pearls and matching earrings from major sponsor Raw Pearl’s Dyann Smith, all of this at the Intercontinental Hotel last week.

The three, who were due to appear in the production in Brisbane when the flooding started, told “Adelaide Now” their hearts went out to every Queenslander affected by the devastating crisis.

“It was pretty frightening,” Lucy said. “Two hours from the preview we were evacuated.”

When it was on with the show two weeks later the cast felt humbled to appear before such adoring fans, Jemma and Lucy admitting to be teary when singing a duet about friendship.

“The audiences who had been through so much were giving us so much back,” Lucy said.

“They were incredible audiences who were really vocal and so appreciative.

via AdelaideNow

Wicked at the ASMF charity luncheon in Australia


Leading “Witches” Jemma Rix and Lucy Durack, from the Aussie production of Wicked, will be performing at the Advertiser Sunday Mail Foundation Wicked the Broadway Musical luncheon on April 12.

The fundraiser in the Intercontinental Adelaide Ballroom will also feature the production’s Australian general manager Bernadette Hayes as guest speaker.

“It is a privilege that the producer of Wicked John Frost has granted the foundation this exclusive performance. It is unique to the ASMF,” ASMF patron Angela Condous says.

The event will be hosted by Channel 7 newsreader Graeme Goodings.

To book phone 8206 2550 between 2pm-4pm Monday to Thursday or by email asmf@adv.newsltd.com.au The foundation will support the Starlight Children’s Foundation and Neurological Research Foundation.

from AdelaideNow

After Flood Wicked finally opens in Brisbane


The musical Wicked has finally kicked off in Brisbane after flood delays postponed the show for almost two weeks.

Thousands of tickets to sold-out shows had to be reissued after the Brisbane River burst its banks at South Bank and inundated the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Preview shows along with an all-star opening night function were cancelled as the flood crisis worsened.

However, a full-house theatre fans were admitted to the Lyric Theatre today after it was announced the show would go on at last.

Bert Newton, Jemma Rix and Lucy Durack, are staring in the production as the Wizard of Oz, Elphaba and Glinda respectively.

Editorial: Thank you and Happy New Year


This is the time of the year were we go back and review it everything. But I thought that cliche would make it boring and uninteresting for you. So…

As you all know by now, I don’t very much like writing about my ideas of thoughts, but New Years Eve makes me a little bit emotional.

2010 was crazy in Wicked The Musical. We had a lot of cast announcements and changes. We mourned some great people leaving and celebrated some amazing new ones stepping into the big Wicked Family. We even had to undergo the closure of the San Francisco Production-with such amazing and INCREDIBLY TALENTED  people performing there. We also had some changes in productions styles. We changed Sydney for an Australian National Tour and we also had the German production going to Oberhausen.

It was for sure a thrilling ride! But I want to take this opportunities for thanking and recognizing some people.

We started back in 2009 with a small blog. Now we are one of the top Wicked blogs in the Wicked -sphere and this wouldn’t have been able if it weren’t for you guys. Yes you, my readers. Thank you for joining us and for enabling us to grow. Whether it’s your first time or you are just revisiting, Thank you. We would be nothing without you guys reading us.

Another thank-you goes to the amazing Performers that let us share their world. My list is long but it’s worth thanking each one of them:

Nicolas Dromard, Neka Zang, Natalie Daradich, Felicia Ricci, Libby Servai, Alyssa Fox, Lindsay K. Northen, Lesley McKinnell, Stefanie Brown, Jody Gelb, Cassandra Compton, Lucy Newton, Lucy Durack, Tim Campbell, Ben Darmanin, Teal Wicks and Liana Hunt.

To all of you Thank you. Without you guys we would be nothing. You guys make us feel special and appreciated as you make us be part of your world. You know that we, fans, love you and we will even follow you after Wicked (or Mamma Mia in Liana’s case) on whatever project you want to engage. Thanks for making 2010 a special year.

Third, I want to thank the different Fans that engage regularly on here-specially TWickies. You guys rock! I hope we keep you entertain as much as possible, for you to keep coming back. Thank you for making us company every single day.

Felicia Ricci’s fans, as well as the guys for Jemma Rix and Willemijn Verkaik, have proven me that they are strong as hell. However, I want to deeply and specially thank TWickies. This guys are mental! They are Teal Wicks fans! Although I consider myself one of them, I have to admit this guys are nuts about Teal. Their Founding Mother and Head Jacqueline is amazing! If I ever include a Fan Personality of the Year I think she would (deserves) win it. Thanks Jacq for everything and for trusting BroadwayisWicked! I know Teal is proud of you.

Last but not least I want to thank my co-writer and newly addition Sarah without whom I would never get such amazing information directly from West End! Thanks girl!

So there, I hope you enjoyed this year and we are looking forward to having an amazing 2011.

Happy New Year!

The BroadwayisWicked Team