Broadway's Biggest Blockbuster to Return to Kalamazoo

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After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2010, WICKED, Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, will return to Kalamazoo’s Miller Auditorium from April 24-May 5, 2013. 

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, 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 thirty-five 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.

WICKED tickets are available now by calling 269-387-2300 or 800-228-9858, online at www.millerauditorium.com or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office. For a full performance schedule, read on:

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 25 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 28 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 3 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 4 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 5 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

"We are thrilled to host WICKED for a return engagement," said Miller Auditorium Marketing Director, Tracey Lawie. "Before our sold out 2010 run had even closed, we already had patrons asking when WICKED might return. It's an honor to host such a high quality national tour and we can't wait to experience WICKED with our community again."

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, D.C., 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. 

WICKED 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 director. Orchestrations are by William David Brohn, with dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott.

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

Source: Miller Auditorium

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