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BROADWAY’S BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTER RETURNS TO PROCTORS
November 7 – 25
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In-Person Ticket Sales start Saturday, September 8 at 8 am;
Phone and Online Sales start Saturday, September 8 at 10 am
BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ AND WINNIE HOLZMAN
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY GREGORY MAGUIRE
Schenectady, NY – August __, 2012 -- After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2009, WICKED, Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, will return to PROCTORS inSchenectady, NY from November 7 through November 25.
In-person ticket sales for WICKED begin at 8 am on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Proctors Box Office, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305. Both phone -- (518) 346-6204 – and Internet sales (online at proctors.org) begin at 10 am that day.
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.
Wednesday, November 7 - 8:00 pm
Thursday, November 8 - 2:00 pm
Thursday, November 8 - 8:00 pm
Friday, November 9 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 10 - 2:00 pm
Saturday, November 10 - 8:00 pm
Sunday, November 11 - 1:00 pm
Sunday, November 11 - 6:30 pm
Tuesday, November 13 - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, November 14 - 8:00 pm
Thursday, November 15 - 8:00 pm
Friday, November 16 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 17 - 2:00 pm
Saturday, November 17 - 8:00 pm
Sunday, November 18 - 1:00 pm
Sunday, November 18 - 6:30 pm
Tuesday, November 20 - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, November 21 - 8:00 pm
Friday, November 23 - 2:00 pm
Friday, November 23 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 24 - 2:00 pm
Saturday, November 24 - 8:00 pm
Sunday, November 25 - 1:00 pm
Sunday, November 25 - 6:30 pm
According to Proctors CEO Philip Morris, the return of WICKED to Proctors is a coup for the theatre and for the Capital Region as well.
“Everyone who saw WICKED at Proctors loved it -- and have been asking about its return since the day it left town. Businesses and theatre-lovers throughout the region look forward to the excitement of the return engagement in November."
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.
WICKEDfeatures 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.
· Recommended for 8-years-old and above.
· Running Time: 2 hrs 45 min including intermission
· Performance for hearing impaired:Sun, Nov 11 at 1:00 pm & Sun, Nov 18 at 1:00 pm
Grammy Award-Winning Cast recording availableon Decca Broadway. For more information about WICKED log on to www.wickedthemusical.com.
WICKEDat Proctors is part of the Key Private Bank Broadway Series.
WICKED at Proctors is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties.
Proctors in Downtown Schenectady, NY, offers more than 1,700 events a year to close to 600,000 visitors and residents of New York State’s Capital Region.
As a charitable, cultural and educational non-profit organization, Proctors depends on membership, donations and grants to bring exciting shows and excellent educational and community events to the Capital Region. Income from ticket sales pays for only 67 percent of the cost of running Proctors.
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