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How Wichita Scored Slot on the Wicked Tour

Posted by Julie Harmon On October - 15 - 2009

Normally, Wichita would not be considered a big enough market for hosting a full tour for a big Broadway production like Wicked. However Marc Platt, Los Angeles-based producer who has considered Wichita to be his second hometown after marrying his wife Julie Beren there thirty years ago, has plenty of confidence that the local theater […]

Kristin Chenoweth to Guest Judge ‘American Idol’

Posted by Julie Harmon On September - 13 - 2009

“Pushing Daisies,” ABC’s quirky comedy, are quite familiar with her voice and face. Chenoweth is a dancer/singer with credentials from Broadway, including a Tony award. The NY Daily News is reporting that she will be a replacement judge temporarily on “American Idol,” the Fox hit TV show. Chenoweth joins Idol regular judges Randy Jackson, Simon […]

Symbolism of the ‘Wizard of Oz’

Posted by Julie Harmon On September - 7 - 2009

Symbolism of the ‘Wizard of Oz’ Practically everyone has either seen or heard The Wizard of Oz and Dorothy story. The Wizard of Oz over the years has become one of the truly classic movies among children and adults alike. If you have not read the book or seen the movie, you have probably at […]

Wicked: the Broadway Musical versus the Novel

Posted by Julie Harmon On August - 30 - 2009

Wicked, the Broadway musical, is a spectacular and colorful yet at the same time dark show that will amaze and mesmerize you for two and a half hours. The Broadway show Wicked is an adaptation of the best selling novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. […]

Federer Returns to the Part of Nessarose

Posted by Julie Harmon On August - 18 - 2009

Michelle Federer, the original Broadway Nessarose, returned to her role in the musical Wicked on August 18, 2009. She takes over for Christy Candler whose final performance was on August 16, 2009. Federer was Julia Robert’s standby in “Three Days of Rain” on Broadway. Her credits on Off-Broadway include “A Man of No Importance” at […]

Wicked London | Apollo Victoria

Posted by Julie Harmon On August - 18 - 2009

Wicked is currently playing at the Apollo Theatre in London, England in an open ended engagement. The musical opened in September of 2006 and has been dubbed “the West End’s Most Successful Musical.” By its 1000th performance on February 14, it had served two million patrons, taking in over 67 million at the box office. […]

Erin MacKey Takes Over as Glinda on Broadway

Posted by Julie Harmon On August - 10 - 2009

Wicked, the musical from Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holtzman, welcomed in its latest Glinda, Erin Mackey, on August 11 at the Gershwin Theatre on Broadway. Mackey has taken over for Alli Mauzey in the role that was created originally by Kristin Chenoweth, a Tony Award winner. Michelle Federer, as has been reported previously, will return […]

Wicked Milwaukee | Marcus Center

Posted by Julie Harmon On July - 31 - 2009

The Milwaukee leg of the Wicked US Tour will be on November 4 – 15, 2015 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts’ Uhlein Hall. Wicked, the critically-acclaimed musical production that broke records in Broadway box office, is a revisionist take on the classic story from L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. […]

Wicked St Louis | Fabulous Fox Theater

Posted by Julie Harmon On July - 30 - 2009

The Witches of Oz are set to descend on St Louis when the Broadway sensation Wicked comes to St Louis’ Fabulous Fox Theatre. This limited run will take place from December 9, 2015 to January 3, 2016. A lot happened before Dorothy dropped in. Wicked is a prequel of the beloved Wizard of Oz. We […]

Wicked Charlotte | Ovens Auditorium

Posted by Julie Harmon On July - 29 - 2009

Wicked, the hit Broadway musical that re-imagines L. Frank Baum’s classic Wizard of Oz, will be at the Blumenthal Performing Arts’ Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte on January 6 to 31, 2016. Meet the Good Witch of the North and the Wicked Witch of the West when they were still roommates and friends while at the […]