The upcoming United Kingdom touring production of WICKED has announced more cities. Besides stopping at the Palace Theatre in Manchester from September 12 – November 16, 2013, it will also stop in the following cities:
Dublin at the Gáis Energy Theatre from November 27, 2013 – January 18, 2014
Milton Keynes at the Milton Keynes Theatre from February 4 – March 8, 2014
Cardiff at the Wales Millennium Centre from March 12 – April 26, 2014
Glasgow at the King’s Theatre from May 6 – May 31, 2014
Leeds at the Grand Theatre from June 10 – July 5, 2014
Birmingham at the Birmingham Hippodrome from July 9 – September 6, 2014
Additional cities will also be announced. For tickets and more information, visit www.wickedtour.co.uk.
WICKED has announced that it will be participating in this winter’s Broadway week, taking place from January 22 through Feburary 7, 2013. During Broadway week, WICKED will offer a number of two-for-one seats, allowing participants to receive two tickets to the show for the price of one.
Blackout dates for WICKED include the evening show of Saturday, January 26, and both shows on Saturday, February 2, 2013.
It has been announced that WICKED has set new Broadway and National Touring records again this year. In addition to being the number one show by grosses for nine years (a feat that no other show has yet accomplished), its grosses on the week of December 30, 2012 were $2,947,172, the highest one week of any Broadway show.
Additionally, on the same week, the second national tour’s stop in St. Louis has a gross of $2,755,070 broke the national touring highest weekly gross record, and the first national tour’s stop in Honolulu broke the theatre there’s record, with a total of $1,585,402.
It is worth mentioning that both the Broadway production and first national tour had a nine performance week, but even with other shows having the same in some cases, WICKED still came out on top in grosses.
Cast members from the 2nd National Tour of WICKED will present A WINTER WONDERLAND, a concert to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Stages St. Louis. The concert takes place on December 17 at 7pm at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, MO. General admission and VIP tickets are available, and there will be both a silent and live auction. For more information about the show visit www.stagesstlouis.org/Support/Special-Events/. For tickets, visit metrotix.com or call 314-534-1111. There will also be a student/actor discount for day-of-show tickets at the door.
Eden Espinosa (former Elphaba – San Francisco, Los Angeles, Broadway, 1st Ntl. Tour; former s/b Elphaba – 1st Ntl. Tour; original s/b Elphaba, u/s Nessarose – Broadway), Carrie Manolakos (former s/b Elphaba – San Francisco, 2nd Ntl. Tour), and Julia Murney (former Elphaba – Broadway, 1st Ntl. Tour) will perform in the upcoming CITY OF HOPE: BROADWAY BLOWS BACK concert. This event was originally scheduled for November 26, but has since been postponed until December 10. This concert will be performed at the Broadway company of WICKED’s home, the Gershwin Theatre.
This show is sponsored by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The producing team includes Betsy Werbel (ensemble, u/s Madame Morrible – Broadway; former ensemble, u/s Madame Morrible – 1st Ntl. Tour) and Richard H. Blake (former Fiyero – Asian Tour, Broadway, 1st Ntl. Tour). This concert will be performed at 7:30 PM.
Tickets range from $30-110 and can be purchased by clicking here
Those interested in volunteering for the event can reach out by visiting BroadwayBlowsBack.com and clicking the “get involved” link.
A United Kingdom tour of WICKED will run from September 12 – November 16, 2013 at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, England. The tour will also stop in Ireland. Tickets for the UK tour go on sale to the public on November 19, 2012. More venues and casting information will be announced at a later date.
The Broadway production of WICKED will offer two-for-one tickets through the Broadway Week initiative. Broadway Week Fall 2012 is produced by NYC & Company, in partnership with the Broadway League. This annual event offers two-for-one tickets for 19 Broadway shows, as well as a free dessert with a ticket stub from one of the participating productions. More than 25 restaurants in New York City’s Theatre District will participate in the dessert deal.
Amtrak Guest Rewards members can earn 100 points or more for each ticket purchase with the Broadway Week discount by connecting their Amtrak Guest Rewards account with Audience Rewards before making their Broadway Week purchase.
For more information about Broadway Week and to purchase two-for-one tickets, please visit nycgo.com/broadwayweek.
Check out this article about the upcoming engagement of the Asian Touring Company of “Wicked” in Seoul, South Korea! This article features an interview with Nina Essman, the general manager of “Wicked” worldwide and also includes information on an upcoming Korean-language production of “Wicked,” which is set to follow the Asian Touring Company’s 2 -month engagement.
On the January 1, 2012 episode of “Cupcake Wars”, participants will battle for a place at a special party for the 1st National Touring “Wicked” company in Los Angeles.
The episode airs at 8:00 PM on January 1 on the Food Network. Be sure to tune in!
The 2nd National Touring Cast of “Wicked” will be hosting a cabaret called “Wickedly GenerouSways” at the SWAY Night Club in Little Rock, Arkansas to benefit the Arkansas AIDS Foundation. The event will be held this Monday, November 8, 2010 at 7:00 PM. The event will also include a live auction. There will be complimentary cocktails at 6:00 PM, the cabaret will be at 7:00 PM, and there will be a party with the cast from 9:00 to 11:00 PM. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased through araidsfoundation.com.