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WICKED Welcomes Tom McGowan as the New Wizard 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.

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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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