A listing and descriptions of the events follow:
World of Wicked at the Mall at Short Hills with Special Cast Appearance
Short Hills, NJ
Now through Oct. 17
"Visit the Grand Court to 'Take Your Photo in Oz,' see the 'Behind the Emerald Curtain' museum display, walk through 'Glinda’s Bubble' and pick up your 'Passport to Oz' – a booklet with offers throughout the mall. On Sunday, Oct. 17 from 12-1 PM, cast members Stephanie Torns and Laura Woyasz will perform in the Grand Court, hosted by Wicked star and New Jersey local P.J. Benjamin (The Wizard)."
Teen Vogue Fashion University
Oct. 22-Oct. 24
"Teen Vogue’s Fashion University is an exclusive weekend-long event focused on the business of fashion, beauty, and more. Wicked’s own Tony Award-winning costume designer, Susan Hilferty, will conduct a seminar on costume design on Saturday, October 23. To watch highlights from the Wicked seminar, please visit www.teenvoguefashionu.com." Behind the Emerald Curtain: Science Edition
"Meet some of the behind-the-scenes magicians from Wicked as they show the science behind many of the show’s special effects at the Liberty Science Center (222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ). The one-hour presentation and Q&A session will begin at 11 AM on Sunday, Oct. 24. Wicked fans can receive $3.00 off regular priced adult or child admission on Oct. 24 only by using the code C034. For more information please visit www.lsc.org."
Wicked Day Online Q&A
"Learn about the everyday workings and inner secrets of Wicked from the people who know best! Wicked is excited to answer fan-submitted questions on Wicked Day, October 30th. From October 4th -15th, fans can ask questions and vote for their favorites at the Wicked Day website. The cast and creative team of the Broadway, London, German and national touring companies will post video responses throughout the day on October 30th. Find out more at www.wickedday.com."
Wicked Day Party
Come celebrate Halloween at Wicked this year. The first 100 Wicked fans to buy orchestra tickets using the code WD7 for the 3 PM performance on Sunday, Oct. 31 are invited to a post-show party at Tom & Toon, a new restaurant located across the street from The Gershwin Theatre. Members of the cast of Wicked will be in attendance."
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 tells the untold story of the witches of Oz, and is based on Gregory Maguire's book. It's 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 is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.
The Broadway production, currently running at the Gershwin Theatre, now stars Mandy Gonzalez as Elphaba, Katie Rose Clarke as GLinda, Kathy Fitzgerald as Madame Morrible, P.J. Benjamin as the Wizard, Andy Karl as Fiyero, Alex Brightman as Boq, Jenny Fellner as Nessarose and Timothy Britten Parker as Dr. Dillamond. Wicked is the winner of three Tony Awards and a Grammy Award, among others.