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BROADWAY’S BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTER TO RETURN TO SALT LAKE CITY’S CAPITOL THEATRE JULY 18-AUGUST 26
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TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 11
BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ AND WINNIE HOLZMAN
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY GREGORY MAGUIRE
SALT LAKE CITY – After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2009, WICKED, Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, will return to Salt Lake City’s Capitol Theatre July 18-August 26. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Friday, May 11 at 10am. Part of Zions Bank Broadway Across America - Utah.
With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Academy Award®-winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman (“My So Called Life,” “Once And Again” and “thirtysomething”), WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz, is directed by two-time Tony® Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Vagina Monologues) and features musical staging by Tony® Award winner Wayne Cilento (Aida, The Who’s Tommy, How To Succeed…).
Based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED, winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony® Awards, is the untold story of the witches of Oz. It is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 11 at 10am through ArtTix outlets, online at ArtTix.org, by phone at 801.355.ARTS (2787). WICKED will play July 18 – August 26 at the Capitol Theatre. Show times are Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30pm; Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm; Sunday at 6:30pm with matinees Thursday, July 19 at 2:00 pm; Saturday at 2:00 pm; and Sunday at 1:00 pm.
“After a record sell-out in 2009, we are pleased to bring WICKED back to the Capitol Theatre with twice as many performances for the fans in Utah,” said Broadway Across America – Utah President, John Ballard. "WICKED is one of the biggest theatrical productions on the road. It entertains first time theatre-goers as well seasoned Broadway patrons with many returning to see it again and again."
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, and how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.
WICKED has “cast quite a spell” (Washington Post) throughout North America, breaking box office records in every city that it has played, including Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Philadelphia and Boston to name a few.
Called “a cultural phenomenon” by Variety, WICKED continues to thrill audiences around the world. There are currently seven productions of WICKED worldwide: New York; London; Japan; Holland; Australian/Asian Tour; and two concurrent North American National Tours.
WICKED features set design by Tony® Award winner Eugene Lee (Ragtime, Show Boat, Candide, Sweeney Todd), costume design by Tony® winner Susan Hilferty (Into the Woods, Assassins), lighting design by Tony® nominee Kenneth Posner (The Coast of Utopia, Hairspray) and sound design by Tony Meola (The Lion King). Stephen Oremus is the show’s musical director. Orchestrations are by William David Brohn, with dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott.
Grammy Award-Winning Cast recording available on Decca Broadway. For more information about WICKED log on to www.wickedthemusical.com.
*As a note to all calendar listing editors, the title of the show is WICKED (not WICKED: A New Musical or WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz).
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