PREVIEW TICKETS RELEASED FOR MELBOURNE SEASON

 

WICKED Australian Co-Producer John Frost today announced that preview tickets for performances from 7-9 May for WICKED’s 2014 Melbourne season will be available for sale on September 30. The award-winning musical theatre blockbuster is returning to its original Australian home, the Regent Theatre, Melbourne next year from May 7 for a strictly limited season.

This 10th Anniversary tour of “one of the most successful shows in Broadway history” (The New York Times) stars Lucy Durack as Glinda, reprising the role which shot her to stardom, and Jemma Rix as Elphaba, who has made the role her own during the Australian and Asian tour.  Joining the WICKED Company in his first musical theatre leading role will be Steve Danielsen as Fiyero, while doyenne of stage and screen, Maggie Kirkpatrick returns as Madame Morrible. Playing Doctor Dillamond will be Glen Hogstrom, the role of Nessarose will be played by newcomer Emily Cascarino, while Edward Grey will play Boq.

“If every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of WICKED, Broadway really would be a magical place.” Time Magazine

As WICKED approaches its 10th Anniversary on October 30, there are currently nine productions of the musical worldwide: New York, London, Japan (Tokyo), Australia/New Zealand (Auckland), South Korea (Seoul), Latin America (Mexico City),  a UK 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.

“The defining musical of the decade.” The New York Times

When WICKED opened on Broadway, it worked its magic on critics and audiences alike. Winner of over 50 major awards including the Grammy Award, three Tony Awards and six Helpmann® Awards including Best Musical, 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.

Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. The production features musical staging by Wayne Cilento and is directed by Lisa Leguillou, based on the original direction by Joe Mantello. WICKED is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

“A breathtaking success story of a magnitude that North America has not witnessed since the peak years of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.” Washington Post

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Venue: Regent Theatre, Melbourne

Previews: 7-9 May, 2014

Season: From 10 May, 2014

Performance Times: Wed–Sat 8.00pm, Wed 1.00pm, Sat 2.00pm, Sun 1.00pm and 6.30pm

Price: Tickets from $69.90*

Bookings: ticketmaster.com.au or 1300 111 011

Groups 12+ save 1300 889 278

*An additional transaction fee and/or a credit/debit payment processing fee may apply

PREVIEW TICKETS ON SALE 30 SEPTEMBER

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