Wicked Box Office Opens in U.K. March 5

News   Wicked Box Office Opens in U.K. March 5 The box office at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, which will house the West End production of Wicked, opens for business March 5 at 9 AM and will stay open until 5 PM.

Tickets will also be available beginning March 5 by calling Ticketmaster at 0870 4000 751 or by visiting the Ticketmaster website.

Beginning March 6, the box office of the theatre, which is located on Wilton Road, will be open Monday-Saturday, 9 AM-7:30 PM.

Previews for the London production of the hit Stephen Schwartz musical will begin Sept. 7. Wicked, which tells the backstory of the witches of Oz, will officially open Sept. 27.

Wicked will play Monday-Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM with matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:30 PM. During previews, tickets will be priced £5-£45; after previews, prices will range £15-£55.

No casting has been announced for the London mounting of Wicked, which will be directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. Based on Gregory Maguire's novel, which turned every Oz myth inside out, Wicked explores the early life of the witches of Oz: Glinda and Elphaba. The two main characters meet at Shiz, a school where both hope to take up sorcery. Glinda is madly popular and Elphaba is, well, green. By a misunderstanding, they wind up roommates and, after an initial period of mutual loathing, begin to learn something about each other. Their life paths continue to intersect through a shared love, entry into the Emerald City and interaction with the Wizard himself. Eventually, their choices and convictions take them on widely different paths.

The website for the West End production of Wicked is located at www.wickedthemusical.co.uk.