PHOTO CALL: Wicked Celebrates 5 Millionth Broadway Audience Member
By Matthew Blank
Brett LaTorre of Sparta, NJ, received a special surprise when he took in the Sept. 29 Wicked matinee.
LaTorre, who was celebrating his 21st birthday with his girlfriend and grandparents, was holding the 5 millionth ticket scanned for the show at the Gershwin Theatre.
He was given a special "Key to the Emerald City" as well as a free trip to London to see the West End production of Wicked and complimentary hotel accommodations at the luxury hotel Rubens at the Palace.
Here is a look at the surprised birthday boy:
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 journeys.
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