Broadway Across Canada

September 22, 2010 13:00 ET

So Much Happened Before Dorothy Dropped In

Broadway's Biggest Blockbuster Comes to Western Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 22, 2010) -

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WICKED is a new musical 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") based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire. WICKED is set to make its Western Canadian premiere in a 5 city tour which begins in Vancouver on June 1, 2011 and will continue through Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Winnipeg. 

WICKED is presented by Broadway Across Canada and is part of a five city tour in Western Canada including dates in the following cities:

Vancouver (June 1 – 26, 2011)
Calgary (June 29 – July 17, 2011)
Edmonton (July 20 – August 7, 2011)
Saskatoon (August 10 – 21, 2011)
Winnipeg (August 24 – September 4, 2011)

Reservations for groups of twenty (20) or more are now being accepted by calling 1.800.889.8457 or visit BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca for more tour information.

The musical 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, winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy® Award and 3 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.

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.

Called "a cultural phenomenon" by Variety and named "the defining musical of the decade" by The New York Times, WICKED continues to thrill audiences around the world. There are currently seven productions of WICKED worldwide.

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

About Broadway Across Canada

Broadway Across Canada: Owned and operated by British theatre producer John Gore (CEO) and entertainment industry veteran Thomas B. McGrath (Chairman), Broadway Across Canada, in association with Broadway Across America, presents first-class touring Broadway musicals and plays, family productions and other live events throughout a network of 43 North American cities. Broadway Across America is also dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse live theatre for productions on Broadway, across America and throughout the world. Current and upcoming productions include the Broadway premiere of Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, Tony Award-winners BOEING BOEING and SPAMALOT, 13 A NEW MUSICAL, WEST SIDE STORY opening on Broadway in 2009, and DORA THE EXPLORER on tour. For more information or to purchase tickets through an authorized agent go to BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca.

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