Broadway's Wicked Celebrates Eighth Anniversary Oct. 30 with "Ultimate Encore Performance"

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30 Oct 2011

Jackie Burns
Jackie Burns
Joan Marcus

To celebrate its eighth anniversary on Broadway, the Stephen Schwartz-Winnie Holzman musical Wicked hosted a month-long roster of activities and promotions that culminates on Wicked Day, Oct. 30, with a special, one-time-only Ultimate Encore Performance.

The production invited fans of the musical to vote on their favorite song from the show, which will be performed by the current Broadway cast immediately following the Oct. 30 matinee at the Gershwin Theatre. The one-time-only encore performance will also be available for viewing via Facebook at 9 PM ET for Wicked fans across the globe.  

In addition to viewing the Ultimate Encore, fans can watch Wicked TV on Facebook starting at 9 AM ET for an all-day Wicked experience; visit Facebook.com/WickedTheMusical for details.

Wicked fans in the New York area were also treated to some Wicked-inspired events, including an event at Neiman Marcus; a weekend at the Bronx Zoo; a Tasti D-Lite special; and a special Wicked night out with Satya Jewelry.

For more information on Wicked Day events, visit www.WickedDay.com.



Adapted from the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked delves into the back story of the iconic characters from Oz. The hit musical has a score by Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman, direction by Joe Mantello and musical staging by Wayne Cilento.

The production also features scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Tony Meola, projections by Elaine J. McCarthy, wig and hair design by Tom Watson, music supervision and arrangements by Stephen Oremus, orchestrations by William David Brohn and dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott.

Wicked won Tony Awards for Costume Design, Scenic Design and Best Actress in a Musical (Idina Menzel). It was nominated as Best Musical.

For tickets visit WickedtheMusical.