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WICKED Returns to Nashville March 26 – April 20 2014 – TPAC

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    Posted on 3/10/2014

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    The Broadway musical WICKED returns to Nashville for another extended engagement at Nashville’s Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC). The show will run nightly from March 26th through April 20th. Tickets are now on sale with an expected sell out for every performance. To purchase Tickets: www.tpac.org, by phone at (615) 782-4040 and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville. Groups of 15 or more can purchase tickets now by calling (615) 782-4060. Continue to read the official TPAC press release.

    NASHVILLE – After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2009 and 2011, WICKED, Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, will return to Nashville and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall for a four-week engagement March 26 to April 20. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Friday, January 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

    wicked-bad-witchWith music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell, Academy Award®-winner forPocahontas 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…).

    Wicked-gwBased on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED, winner of 50 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 went on sale at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 24 at tpac.org, by phone at (615) 782-4040 and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville. Groups of 15 or more can purchase tickets now by calling (615) 782-4060.

    wickedEvening performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; and at 6:30 p.m. on Sundays. Matinee performances are at 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays and at 1:00 p.m. on Sundays. There is an additional matinee on Thursday, March 27 at 2:00 p.m.

    “The national tour of WICKED is a phenomenon that continues to captivate Nashville audiences,” said Kathleen O’Brien, TPAC president and chief executive officer. “Each of the show’s previous three-week engagements here at TPAC was seen by more than 57,000 people, and it remains one of the most requested titles each year. We are absolutely thrilled to have it back – and with an additional week to accommodate the public demand.”

    wicked-pre-witchesLong 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
    celebrated its 10th Anniversary on October 30th. There are currently nine productions of the musical worldwide: New York, London, Japan (Tokyo), Australia/New Zealand, South Korea (Seoul), Latin America (Mexico City), a U.K. Tour, and two concurrent North American National Tours. Broadway’s #1 show for an unprecedented nine consecutive years, WICKED has been declared “A Cultural Phenomenon” by Variety and “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly.

    wicked-group-pointingWICKED
    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 supervisor. Orchestrations are by William David Brohn, with dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott.

    The Grammy Award-Winning Cast recording is available on Decca Broadway. For more information about WICKED, log on to www.wickedthemusical.com.

    wicked-gw-prevailsPerformance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. The only official place to buy tickets online for shows at TPAC is www.tpac.org.

    TPAC is an accessible facility that provides a variety of services including wheelchair accommodations, accessible parking, and assistive listening devices. Open captioning, American Sign Language, audio description, and large print and Braille programs are offered at the Sunday matinee performance of each Broadway Series and Broadway Special show. For more information about accessible services, contact Lori Ward at (615) 782-4077.

    *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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