Wicked The Musical continues to Defy Gravity on Broadway and the West End.
When I first realised that Wicked would be opening in London I said "I HAVE TO SEE IT!!!" and I did, 13 times and if I could afford to go again I would.
Don't get me wrong the tickets are affordable for various spots in the theatre BUT my sweet spot is Row G in the stalls... that's just the right place to see everything you need to up close and personal. This is a must see musical in a time when New Musicals are based on a bunch of pop songs.
Original musicals were the bread and butter of the West End and Broadway in the 90's and today Wicked is one of the best known musicals around the world having had its songs performed on the hit TV show Glee and of course the music lives on in various albums that leading ladies like Kerry Ellis, Idina Menzel and Stephanie J Block release.
Wicked isn't just a journey for the audience, it's also a journey for the leading men and women in the show, it's a life changing event that takes some of them to blistering speeds on the career ladder, catapulting them into stardom.
Idina Menzel who originated the role of Elphaba on Broadway and the West End is currently touring the UK and the US, she's also just laid down vocals with Kristin Bell for Disney's Frozen which is due for release in 2013.
Wicked is in its 7th Year at the Apollo Victoria in London and long may it stay there. A truly moving and magical experience for all the family.
WICKED FLIES INTO ITS 7TH SMASH HIT YEAR
EXTENDS BOOKING TO SATURDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2013
WICKED, the record-breaking West End musical now in its 7th smash hit year at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, is pleased to announce the opening of its 14th new booking period, on Monday 1 October 2012, with tickets going on sale until Saturday 2 November 2013.
Wicked is now the 18th longest-running West End musical of all time and recently celebrated its landmark 2500th performance (8 September 2012) and 6th Birthday (27 September 2012). The Olivier and Evening Standard Award-winning London production of the global musical phenomenon has already been seen by almost 5 million theatregoers since its West End premiere in 2006.
From 29 October 2012, Wicked will star: Louise Dearman (Elphaba), Gina Beck (Glinda), Ben Freeman (Fiyero), Louise Plowright (Madame Morrible), Keith Bartlett (The Wizard), Christopher Howell (Doctor Dillamond), Sam Lupton (Boq), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Hayley Gallivan (Standby Elphaba) and Lucy van Gasse (Standby Glinda).
Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire that re-imagined the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Wicked has music and lyrics by Academy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman and is directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Olivier Award nominee Joe Mantello. Wicked is based on the best-selling novel, ‘Wicked – The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’, by Gregory Maguire.
Wicked is produced by: Marc Platt, Universal Pictures Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone. UK Executive Producer: Michael McCabe.
Apollo Victoria Theatre, Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG The theatre is 1 minute from London Victoria Mainline and Underground Stations.
Official UK website, video trailer and online booking: www.WickedTheMusical.co.uk
Wicked spearheads and supports a range of good causes born out of the themes of the award-winning musical. Discover more at: www.WickedForGood.co.uk