In honor of its 7th Anniversary on Broadway on October 30, the blockbuster musical Wicked will host several special events and promotions throughout the month of October.
This year, Wicked fans in the New York area will be treated to some very special Wicked-inspired events, including a seminar to learn about the magic and science of Wicked at "Behind the Emerald Curtain: Science Edition" at the Liberty Science Center, a cast performance at ‘The World of Wicked" at The Short Hills Mall in New Jersey, and a chance to spend Halloween with members of the Broadway cast of Wicked at an exclusive post-show party.
Additionally, Wicked fans around the world will be able to interact with members of the cast and creative teams of the Broadway, London, German and North American touring companies through the "Wicked Day Online Q&A," which will take place October 30. A complete line-up of Wicked-inspired events is below:
WICKED DAY ONLINE Q&A
Learn about the everyday workings and inner secrets of Wicked from the people who know best!
Wicked is excited to answer fan-submitted questions on Wicked Day, October 30th. From October 4th -15th, fans can ask questions and vote for their favorites at the Wicked Day website. The cast and creative team of the Broadway, London, German and national touring companies will post video responses throughout the day on October 30th. Find out more at www.wickedday.com.
WICKED DAY PARTY
Come celebrate Halloween at Wicked this year. The first 100 Wicked fans to buy orchestra tickets using the code WD7 for the 3pm performance on Sunday, October 31 are invited to a post-show party at Tom & Toon, a new restaurant located across the street from The Gershwin Theatre. Members of the cast of Wicked will be in attendance.
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 productions in New York, London, Osaka, Stuttgart, and on two North American 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.
The production currently stars Mandy Gonzalez as Elphaba, Katie Rose Clarke as Glinda, Kathy Fitzgerald as Madame Morrible, P.J. Benjamin as The Wizard, Andy Karl as Fiyero, Alex Brightman as Boq, Jenny Fellner as Nessarose, and Timothy Britten Parker as Dr. Dillamond.
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.com/wicked. For more information, visit www.wickedthemusical.com. Wicked is performed at the Gershwin Theatre, 222 West 51st Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue.
For more information on Wicked Day events, visit www.WickedDay.com.