19 Feb 2013
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.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.