BROADWAY’S BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTER TO RETURN TO
DALLAS SUMMER MUSICALS AND THE MUSIC HALL AT FAIR PARK
MAY 26-JUNE 27
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TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY, MARCH 22!
BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ AND WINNIE HOLZMAN
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY GREGORY MAGUIRE
Dallas, TX– After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2005 and again in 2007, WICKED, the smash-hit musical, will return to Dallas Summer Musicals and the Music Hall at Fair Park May 26-June 27. A special Internet only pre-sale will be held Sunday, March 21, from 8 p.m. to midnight at http://www.ticketmaster.com/wicked; code word POPULAR. For more information, please visit http://www.dallassummermusicals.org.
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, 9 to 5) 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 20 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 for the return engagement go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Monday, March 22. Single tickets, priced from $35-$135, will be on sale at The Box Office, 542 Preston Royal Shopping Center, and all area Ticketmaster locations. Tickets are also available by calling 214-631-ARTS (2787) or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/wicked. Groups of 20 or more should call 214-426-GROUP (4767).
All performances will be at the Music Hall at Fair Park, opening at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 26 with the following schedule.
Wednesday May 26 8 p.m.
Thursday May 27 2 and 8 p.m.
Friday May 28 8 p.m.
Saturday May 29 2 and 8 p.m.
Sunday May 30 2 and 8 p.m.
Tuesday June 1 8 p.m.
Wednesday June 2 8 p.m.
Thursday June 3 8 p.m.
Friday June 4 8 p.m.
Saturday June 5 2 and 8 p.m.
Sunday June 6 2 and 8 p.m.
Tuesday June 8 8 p.m.
Wednesday June 9 8 p.m.
Thursday June 10 8 p.m.
Friday June 11 8 p.m.
Saturday June 12 2 and 8 p.m.
Sunday June 13 2 and 8 p.m.
Tuesday June 15 8 p.m.
Wednesday June 16 8 p.m.
Thursday June 17 8 p.m.
Friday June 18 8 p.m.
Saturday June 19 2 and 8 p.m.
Sunday June 20 2 and 8 p.m.
Tuesday June 22 8 p.m.
Wednesday June 23 8 p.m.
Thursday June 24 8 p.m.
Friday June 25 8 p.m.
Saturday June 26 2 and 8 p.m.
Sunday June 27 2 and 8 p.m.
“I’m very pleased that we have been able to secure a return of WICKED for Dallas. Since every seat of the Music Hall at Fair Park was sold for the musical’s 2005 and 2007 engagements, we were unable to accommodate large numbers of people who wanted tickets to this wonderful show,” said Michael Jenkins, President and Managing Director of Dallas Summer Musicals. “In my opinion, the national tour is even better than the Broadway production, which I also loved. The producers of WICKED should be complimented for sending out such a high-quality show.”
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 Witch.
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 “one of the most successful shows in Broadway history” by The New York Times and “a phenomenon that keeps growing” by the Los Angeles Times, WICKED continues to thrill audiences around the world. There are currently eight productions of WICKED worldwide, including two North American tours, a Broadway production, San Francisco production, London production, a Japanese-language production, a German-language production and Australian production. A Dutch-language production of WICKED will open in 2011.
WICKED features set design by Tony® Award winner Eugene Lee (Ragtime, Show Boat, Candide, Sweeney Todd), costume design by Tony® Award winner Susan Hilferty (Into the Woods, Assassins), lighting design by Tony Award® nominee Kenneth Posner (Hairspray) and sound design by Tony Meola (The Lion King and the recent Man of La Mancha). 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 http://www.wickedthemusical.com.
Casting for the forthcoming national tour stop will be announced at a later date.
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