Wicked Goes International in March 2005

News   Wicked Goes International in March 2005 The hit new musical Wicked will launch its North American tour in Toronto beginning March 2005.
Kristin Chenoweth in the Broadway production of Wicked
Kristin Chenoweth in the Broadway production of Wicked Photo by Joan Marcus

A spokesperson for the production confirmed that the Stephen Schwartz-Winnie Holzman musical will play March 7-May 1, 2005 at a Toronto venue to be announced. Tickets will go on sale in late 2004 for the musical, which turns every "Wizard of Oz" myth inside out. No casting has been announced for the upcoming tour.

Wicked, which officially opened Oct. 30, 2003, currently stars Tony Award winners Idina Menzel as Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda. The original cast recording is available on the Decca Broadway label.

With a score by Schwartz, a book by Holzman and direction by Joe Mantello, Wicked features choreography by Wayne Cilento. The Gershwin Theatre is located at 222 West 51st Street.