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Wicked 
BREAKS RECORD TO BECOME broadway’s #1 show
for nine consecutive years

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SURPASSES the phantom of the opera,
which was #1 for eight years

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The blockbuster musical WICKED has achieved an unprecedented Broadway milestone as it enters its 10th Anniversary year, becoming the first Broadway musical ever to remain the highest grossing production for a record-breaking nine consecutive years.  Since opening in 2004, its first full year at the Gershwin Theatre, WICKED has remained at the top of the Broadway grosses.   

Wicked

 LAUNCHES A FREE APP
IN CELEBRATION OF ITS
9th ANNIVERSARY ON BROADWAY 

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With over 1 million fans on Facebook, the Broadway blockbuster WICKEDis taking the next step in mobile interaction by offering its fans a free app, which launched on Tuesday, October 30, the musical’s 9th Anniversary on Broadway.  The official WICKED app is currently available for download and use on Apple and Android devices.  The free download is available at www.road.ie/wicked.

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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY EDITOR
JESS CAGLE
TO MODERATE ANTI-BULLYING DISCUSSION WITH
BEN COHEN, DAN SAVAGE and
WICKED’s KYLE DEAN MASSEY

ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11

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Special event includes WICKED performance
plus post-show forum moderated by Jess Cagle on anti-bullying efforts being made by The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, It Gets Better Project, and WICKED

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Editor, Entertainment Weekly Jess Cagle will moderate the post-performance anti-bullying talk-back featuring Ben Cohen, MBE, founder of The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, Dan Savage, co-founder of The It Gets Better Project, and WICKED cast member Kyle Dean Massey onThursday, October 4 at Broadway’s Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street).

The Broadway League
THE BROADWAY LEAGUE

 Awards New York Education Grants to
WIT and WICKED

(New York, NY)  April 5, 2012 -- The Broadway League has awarded coveted New York Education Grants to the Broadway productions of Wit by Margaret Edson, and Wicked by Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman.  Each production receives a $5,000 grant towards its 2012 educational initiatives. The grants are important to the growth and development of theatre education in the city as they encourage theatres to create more opportunities for young people and to exchange ideas about education.

WICKED
PARTNERS WITH GIVENIK.COM TO SUPPORT BULLYBUST
WITH A SPECIAL POST SHOW RECEPTION AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD

ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 17TH
PORTION OF ALL TICKETS PURCHASED
THROUGH GIVENIK.COM
WILL BE DONATED TO BULLYBUST

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The hit Broadway musical Wicked, a longtime partner of the national bully prevention organization BullyBust, will join with Givenik.com to raise funds and awareness for BullyBust on Tuesday, January 17th.  All tickets purchased through Givenik.com for the 7pm performance of Wicked on Tuesday, January 17th will also provide admission to a private post-performance reception at Planet Hollywood with Wicked cast and creative team members.  In addition, when the ticket purchaser chooses BullyBust as its charity of choice on Givenik.com, a portion of the ticket price will be donated to BullyBust.  For more information and to purchase tickets/RSVP for this special event, please visit Givenik.com.

CELEBRATES ITS 8th ANNIVERSARY ON BROADWAY

WITH SPECIAL EVENTS THROUGHOUT OCTOBER

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WICKED DAY CELEBRATED WITH
“THE ULTIMATE ENCORE PERFORMANCE”
IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE MATINEE
ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

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In honor of its 8th Anniversary on Broadway, the blockbuster musical Wickedwill host a month-long roster of activities and promotions throughout the month of October, culminating on Wicked Day,” Sunday, October 30, with a special, one-time only “Ultimate Encore Performance.”   

In a first for Broadway, Wickedis inviting its fans to vote on their favorite song from the musical, which will then be performed by the current Broadway cast immediately following the matinee.  The one-time-only performance will also be available for viewing via Facebook that evening for Wickedfans across the globe.   For more information or to vote for your favorite song, please visit www.facebook.com/Wickedthemusical.

Additionally, Wickedfans in the New York area will be treated to some very special Wicked-inspired events, including a Wicked Style event at Neiman Marcus; a Boo at the Zoo Wicked weekend at the Bronx Zoo; a Wicked Tasti D-Lite special; and a special Wicked night out with Satya Jewelry.

A complete line up of Wicked inspired events and promotions is below.

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NATIONAL BULLY PREVENTION MONTH
WITH WICKED AND BULLYBUST
Through October 31

Wicked is excited to continue its support for the National School Climate Center (NSCC)'s BullyBust program, which will bring critical bully prevention resources to students nationwide throughout the 2011-12 school year. 

This October, BullyBust will launch the Upstander Alliance, which will empower students to create youth teams at their schools and engage their entire community to become upstanders against bullying.  Visit www.bullybust.org to learn more about how you and you school can get involved.

WICKED STYLE AT NEIMAN MARCUS SHORT HILLS

Thursday, October 13 - Sunday, October 16 
1200 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ

Direct from the Broadway show, Susan Hilferty’s Tony Award-winning Haute Couture costumes will be on display alongside this season's Wicked-inspired fashions. Glam up with a Wicked makeover, “Defy Gravity” in our Ladies Shoe Salon, and be the first to see the “Jewels of Emerald City.”

“NUTS ABOUT WICKED” at TASTI D-LITE TIMES SQUARE

Every Wednesday in October
1588 Broadway
New York, NY

Audience members can bring their Wicked ticket stub to receive a complimentary topping on any cup or cone every Wednesday in October.

A WICKED NIGHT OUT WITH SATYA JEWELRY

Thursday, October 20
330 Bleecker Street
New York, NY
Look Good. Feel Good. Do Good.

Join cast members from the Broadway company of Wicked for a night of treats, surprises and giving back.  Adorn yourself with sparkly jewels and enjoy 15% off your purchases. While you shop, Sephora’s Personal Beauty Advisors will be on hand to provide Express Services inspired by the bright sparkly style of Glinda or the dark and edgy Elphaba. Snack on hot chocolate and goodies from Fat Witch Bakery until 5:30. Afterwards, enjoy Wicked-inspired cocktails! From 6 – 6:45 pm, Wicked cast members will sign Wicked memorabilia.

Satya has chosen a special “For Good” necklace that features a glittery emerald green stone and a Ganesha pendant, which symbolizes the removal of obstacles.  Through the end of the year, 50% of the profits from sales of this necklace will be donated to Wicked’s anti-bullying partner organization, BullyBust.

WICKED WEEKEND at Boo At The Zoo

Sunday, October 23
The Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, NY

Stop by the Wicked booth during Boo at the Zoo on October 22nd and 23rd and spin the wheel of fortune, pick up some fun giveaways, and enter our text-to-win contest to win tickets to the show. Join us on Sunday, October 23rd at 12:15pm to see a live performance featuring cast members from the Broadway production of Wicked.   For more information, please visit www.bronxzoo.com

THE ULTIMATE ENCORE PERFORMANCE

Sunday, October 30
Gershwin Theatre, 222 West 51st Street
New York, NY  10019

Wicked Day, Sunday, October 30, will feature the first-ever “Ultimate Encore Performance” immediately following the 3pm matinee performance.  Wicked is inviting its fans to vote on their favorite song from the musical, which will then be performed by the current Broadway cast immediately following the matinee.  The one-time-only performance will also be available via Facebook that evening for Wickedfans across the globe.   For more information or to vote for your favorite song, please visit www.facebook.com/Wickedthemusical.

For more information on Wicked Day events,
please visit www.WickedDay.com.

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ABOUT WICKED

Winner of 35 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.

Declared “A Cultural Phenomenon” by Variety and “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly, Wicked currently has 7 productions worldwide: New York; London; Japan; Germany/Holland; Australian/Asian Tour; and two concurrent North American National Tours.  Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman.  The production is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento.  Wicked is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

To get tickets and more information, visit www.wickedthemusical.comWickedis performed at the Gershwin Theatre, 222 West 51st Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue.

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MOSAIC LEGENDS
INTRODUCES
WICKED® MOSAIC ELECTRONIC PROGRAM BOOK
FOR IPHONE & IPOD TOUCH

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FIRST BROADWAY SHOW TO COLLABORATE
WITH MOSAIC LEGENDS 

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NEW APP OFFERS A DIGITAL ALTERNATIVE TO WICKED’S PAPER SOUVENIR PROGRAM

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NEW YORK – Sept 14, 2011-- Mosaic Legends, in collaboration with the blockbuster musical WICKED, is proud to announce the WICKED® Mosaic Electronic Program Book for iPhone and iPod touch, now available on the App Store. The first of its kind for Broadway fans, WICKED® Mosaic features photography from all international productions of WICKED, as well as over 1,700 trivia facts, behind-the-scene details, production timelines and costume sketches. A leader in Broadway’s efforts to adopt more environmentally responsible practices, WICKED is proud to offer this digital alternative to the traditional paper format of its souvenir program.

“We are very proud to be the first Broadway show to offer an electronic program book via the App Store,” says producer David Stone. “The Mosaic technology has allowed us to create an innovative, one-of-a-kind WICKED experience that delivers a comprehensive look at the musical’s many international productions, as well as factual information and behind-the-scenes trivia that will thrill our many fans around the world.”

The WICKED® Mosaic Electronic Program Book is available for $1.99 from the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch (http://www.itunes.com/appstore) or by visiting the WICKED Musical Store (http://www.wickedthemusicalstore.com/Products/mosaic.aspx).  

ABOUT WICKED

Winner of 35 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.

Declared “A Cultural Phenomenon” by Variety and “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly, WICKED currently has 7 productions worldwide: New York, London, Japan, Germany, two concurrent North American National Tours, and an Australian tour. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman.  The production is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento.  WICKED is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

For more information, visit www.wickedthemusical.com

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THERE ARE NEW WITCHES COMING TO OZ!!

Jackie Burns_2010_(Photo by Joan Marcus)Chandra Lee Schwartz 2009 (Photo by Joan Marcus)

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WELCOMES

JACKIE BURNS AND CHANDRA LEE SCHWARTZ
TO BROADWAY

BEGINNING PERFORMANCES SEPTEMBER 27

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Beginning performances on Tuesday, September 27, 2011, JACKIE BURNS and CHANDRA LEE SCHWARTZ will assume the roles of Elphaba and Glinda, respectively, in the Broadway cast of Wicked.  Ms. Burns and Ms. Schwartz come to Broadway directly from Wicked’s First National Tour.  The Broadway company currently features Richard H. Blake as Fiyero, Kathy Fitzgerald as Madame Morrible, Tom McGowan as The Wizard, Etai BenShlomo as Boq, Cristy Candler as Nessarose, and Tom Flynn as Dr. Dillamond. 

JACKIE BURNS appeared on Broadway in Hair where she was a part of the ‘Black Boys’ trio.  Off-Broadway, she was a member of the original company of Rock of Ages andthe award-winning Unlock’d for NYMF.  Jackie has performed at many regional theaters and received the Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Grand Night For Singing. She can also be heard on the concept album “Swept Away” (Disney) and Frank Wildhorn’s latest, “Tears From Heaven,” with Linda Eder. 

CHANDRA LEE SCHWARTZ has appeared on Broadway in Gypsy with Bernadette Peters, as Penny in Hairspray, and Sharpay in Disney's High School Musical. In 2007 she was nominated for a Barrymore Award for Nerds, the Musical.  Her other credits include Lola in PCLO's production of Copacabana and Meghan in NYMF production of But I'm a Cheerleader.  

ABOUT WICKED

Winner of 35 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.

Declared “A Cultural Phenomenon” by Variety and “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly, Wicked currently has 7 productions worldwide: New York, London, Japan, Germany, two concurrent North American National Tours, and an Australian tour. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman.  The production is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento.  Wicked is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

Get Wicked Tickets. WICKED is performed at the Gershwin Theatre, 222 West 51st Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue.

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GLEE GETS WICKED!

FOX’S HIT SHOW “GLEE”

VISITS BROADWAY’S #1 SHOW

FOR ITS UPCOMING SEASON FINALE ON MAY 24

SCENES FILMED AT BROADWAY’S GERSHWIN THEATRE

FEATURE “GLEE” STARS

LEA MICHELE AND CHRIS COLFER

The upcoming season finale of the hit Fox comedy “Glee” will feature scenes filmed on the stage of the Broadway blockbuster musical, WICKED.

In the episode, the McKinley High School’s glee club “New Directions” travels from Lima, Ohio to New York City to compete in the national glee club competition. While taking in the sights of New York City, Rachel and Kurt (played by Lea Michele and Chris Colfer) sneak onto the stage of the Broadway blockbuster Wicked to perform one of the show’s hit songs, “For Good.” 

The episode airs on Tuesday, May 24th (9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., ET) on the FOX Television Network.

ABOUT WICKED

Winner of 35 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.

Declared “A Cultural Phenomenon” by Variety and “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly, WICKED currently has 7 productions: New York, London, Japan, Germany, two concurrent North American National Tours, and an Australian tour. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman.  The production is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento.  WICKED is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

To get tickets and more information, visit www.wickedthemusical.comWICKED is performed at the Gershwin Theatre, 222 West 51st Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue.

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WICKED 

WELCOMES A NEW WIZARD ON BROADWAY

 TOM McGOWAN

BEGINS PERFORMANCES MAY 3

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Beginning performances on Tuesday, May 3, TOM McGOWAN will assume the role of The Wizard in the Broadway company of WICKED.  He joins a cast which includes Teal Wicks as Elphaba, Katie Rose Clarke as Glinda, Kathy Fitzgerald as Madame Morrible, Richard H. Blake as Fiyero, Etai BenShlomo as Boq, Jenny Fellner as Nessarose, and Tom Flynn as Dr. Dillamond.  

TOM McGOWAN has appeared on Broadway in Chicago, Ivanov, La Bête (Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk nomination). Off-Broadway: The Food Chain (Obie Award), The Winter’s Tale, Coriolanus. TV: Kenny on “Frasier,” Bernie on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “CSI,” “Hot in Cleveland,” “Boston Legal,” “ER,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Film: The Birdcage, Heavyweights, Ghost World, Bad Santa, As Good As It Gets, Bean, Family Man, Twelve and Holding, Mrs. Parker…, Sleepless in Seattle. Regional: Williamstown, Bay Street, Old Globe, La Jolla, Yale Rep, Geffen. MFA, Yale School of Drama; BFA, Hofstra.

ABOUT WICKED

Winner of 35 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.

Declared “A Cultural Phenomenon” by Variety and “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly, WICKED currently has 7 productions: New York, London, Japan, Germany, two concurrent North American National Tours, and an Australian tour. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman.  The production is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento.  WICKED is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

Get Wicked tickets online and for more information, visit www.wickedthemusical.comWICKED is performed at the Gershwin Theatre, 222 West 51st Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue.

 

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