Broadway Across Canada

January 19, 2011 10:32 ET

So Much Happened Before Dorothy Dropped In

Broadway's Biggest Blockbuster Comes to Western Canada After Breaking Canadian Records in Toronto!

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 19, 2011) -

Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.

Broadway's biggest blockbuster, WICKED, grossed $1,986,319 in a single week this past Fall at Toronto's Canon Theatre making it the highest-grossing musical in Canadian theatre history. Broadway Across Canada will now bring WICKED to Western Canada this June, July and August. "WICKED's third engagement in Toronto brought the show to new heights of popularity in Canada. Audiences have whole-heartedly embraced the show here, the city where we first launched our North American tour in 2005," says producer David Stone. "We are thrilled to bring WICKED to other major cities throughout Canada this summer where we hope audiences will welcome the show as they have done in Toronto."

Tickets for WICKED in all five Canadian markets are currently only available to patrons purchasing groups of 20 or more through www.BroadwayAcrossCanada.Ca. Renewing Broadway Across Canada subscribers in Calgary and Edmonton will be able to renew their seats and guarantee their current seat locations for the WICKED engagement in their city imminently.** Subscriptions to the 2011-2012 Calgary and Edmonton season line featuring WICKED will then be available to the general public in early February. Patrons are urged to purchase Groups or Season packages** to guarantee seats to the most anticipated musical production in Western Canada this summer.

For more information on our 2011-2012 seasons please visit www.BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca.

** Available in Calgary and Edmonton Only.

Single tickets to the five Canadian WICKED engagements in the summer of 2011 will be exclusively available at the theatre box offices on the day of the on sale. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase through traditional online, phone and ticketing outlets in each city. On sale times and event information will be announced at a later date. 

Vancouver, BC June 1-26 Queen Elizabeth Theatre On Sale March 5
       
Calgary, AB June 29 – July 17 Southern AB Jubilee Aud. On Sale April 2
       
Edmonton, AB July 20 – Aug 7 Northern AB Jubilee Aud. On Sale April 30
       
Saskatoon, SK August 10 – 21 TCU Place On Sale May 7
       
Winnipeg, MB Aug 24 – Sept 4 Centennial Concert Hall On Sale May 14

For more information on these dates, please visit www.wickedthemusical.com or www.BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca.

WICKED, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Disney's Enchanted, Academy Award winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman ("My So Called Life," "Once And Again" and "thirtysomething"), is based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire.

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.

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

*As a note to all calendar listing editors, the title of the show is WICKED (not WICKED: A New Musical or WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz).

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