Wicked Tour Books Return Engagements in Toronto and Denver

News   Wicked Tour Books Return Engagements in Toronto and Denver Wicked's original runs in Toronto and Denver were so successful that return engagements in the two cities have already been planned.
Stephanie J. Block in the tour of Wicked.
Stephanie J. Block in the tour of Wicked. Photo by Joan Marcus

According to the show's official website, the hit Stephen Schwartz musical will return to Toronto's Canon Theatre Oct. 7-Nov. 19, 2006. Wicked will again play Denver's Buell Theatre May 16-June 3, 2007.

The Wicked tour — which features Stephanie J. Block as Elphaba and Kendra Kassebaum as Glinda — is currently playing Dallas' Music Hall at Fair Park through Oct. 23. The show will then head to the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Houston, TX, playing Oct. 26-Nov. 13. For a complete list of Wicked tour dates, visit www.wickedthemusicaltour.com.

The touring company of Wicked also includes David Garrison (the Wizard), Carol Kane (Madame Morrible), Derrick Williams (Fiyero), Jenna Leigh Green (Nessarose), Logan Lipton (Boq) and Timothy Britten Parker (Dr. Dillamond).

The Wicked ensemble comprises Katie Adams, Timothy Anderson, Terra Lynn Arrington, Aaron Albano, Peter John Chursin, Matt Clemons, Nicholas Drommard, Laura Dysarczyk, Maria Eberline, Brooke Elliott, Lori Holmes, Adam Lambert, KW Miller, Kristen Oei, Chris Peluso, Don Richard, Emily Rozek, Chris Russo, Brian Slaman, James Tabeek, Barbara Tirrell, Brooke Wendle and Nicole Winhoffer.

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. Wicked, with a book by Winnie Holzman, began previews on Broadway Oct. 8, 2003, with an official opening Oct. 30, 2003. The Broadway company — directed by Joe Mantello, who repeated his duties for the tour — continues to play the Gershwin Theatre.

For more information about Wicked visit www.wickedthemusical.com.