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October 9 2012
WICKED Returns to Charlotte March 13-31 - Tickets On Sale Friday, Dec. 7
BROADWAY’S BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTER TO RETURN TO CHARLOTTE’S
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, DEC. 7
CHARLOTTE, NC – After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2008, WICKED, Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, will once again return to Charlotte’s Ovens Auditorium March 13-31, following it’s hugely successful repeat engagement in 2010. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Friday, Dec. 7.
With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Academy Award®-winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman (“My So Called Life,” “Once And Again” and “thirtysomething”), WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz, is directed by two-time Tony® Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Vagina Monologues) and features musical staging by Tony® Award winner Wayne Cilento (Aida, The Who’s Tommy, How To Succeed…).
Based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED, winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony® Awards, is the untold story of the witches of Oz. It is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.
Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 7, from 7-9 a.m., at the box office in the Belk Theater lobby, 130 N. Tryon St, during our special WICKED On Sale Event. Tickets go on sale online and by phone starting at 9 a.m., at BlumenthalArts.org and 704-327-1000.
Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One – born with emerald-green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, and how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.