WICKED returns to Chicago!


Broadway In Chicago Announces

the Triumphant Return of

CHICAGO'S FAVORITE MUSICAL

 

 

 

Chicago's
Longest Running Broadway Musical to Return for a Limited Engagement in 2010

 

CHICAGO (January 26, 2010) - Broadway In Chicago is
thrilled to announce the return engagement of WICKED this fall, beginning Wednesday, December 1, 2010. The most
successful show in Chicago history makes its triumphant return to the Cadillac
Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for eight weeks only, December 1, 2010 to
January 23, 2011. Tickets for WICKED will go on sale to Broadway In
Chicago Subscription Series holders and groups on Wednesday, February 17, 2010.
Individual tickets for WICKED will
be available at a later date to be announced.

 

"We are thrilled to host the return of WICKED.
The requests from our patrons for this show to come back to Chicago have been overwhelming," said Lou
Raizin, President of Broadway In Chicago.

 

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 26 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.

 

"We are absolutely thrilled to return to Chicago and play WICKED
at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.  For
nearly four years, the Oriental Theatre was our home, but it is about much more
than a building.  It is really the City of Chicago and its audiences that are WICKED's
home.  And, of course, there's no place
like home," said Producer David Stone.

 

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 Witch.

 

Called
"the best musical of the decade" by Entertainment Weekly and "a cultural
phenomenon" by Variety, WICKED continues to thrill
audiences around the world. There are currently eight productions of WICKED
worldwide, including two North American tours, a Broadway production, San Francisco production, a London production, a Japanese-language
production, a German-language production and an Australian production. 
 A Dutch-language production of WICKED will
open in 2011.

 

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® winner Kenneth Posner (Hairspray, The
Coast of Utopia
) 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.

 

The
Grammy Award-Winning Cast recording is available on Decca Broadway.

 

Broadway In Chicago Season
Series

ticket holders will receive a multitude of special benefits, including the
first chance to buy WICKED tickets,
savings up to 30 percent on series shows, priority seating at each venue,
ticket exchange privileges, pre-paid and discounted parking, access to gift
cards to give tickets as gifts, as well as the first opportunity to purchase
additional tickets to future Broadway In Chicago productions, including
those not currently listed in the Season Series. Tickets for WICKED
will go on sale to Broadway In Chicago Subscription Series holders and groups
on Wednesday, February 17, 2010. Individual tickets for WICKED will be available at a later date to be announced. Groups of
15 or more may receive a discount on most shows by calling (312) 977-1710.

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