Wicked Will Return to Chicago for Eight-Week Run
By Andrew Gans
Broadway In Chicago has announced that Wicked will return to Chicago — where the hit musical had played a lengthy, sit-down run — in celebration of its 10th anniversary on Broadway.
The Stephen Schwartz-Winnie Holzman musical will play the Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph) for a limited eight-week engagement, Oct. 30-Dec. 21, 2013.
"We are thrilled to bring Wicked back home to Chicago,” said Lou Raizin, president of Broadway In Chicago, in a statement. “To be part of Wicked’s 10th anniversary celebration and once again share Wicked with Chicago audiences is a great honor.”
Tickets are now available for groups of 15 or more by calling (312) 977-1710. Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date.
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.
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