WICKED Broadway’s Biggest Blockbuster to Return to Columbus’ Ohio Theatre August 17

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WICKED Broadway’s Biggest Blockbuster to Return to Columbus’ Ohio Theatre August 17

 Tickets on sale May 22

BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ AND WINNIE HOLZMAN

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY GREGORY MAGUIRE

 

Broadway’s biggest blockbuster and Columbus’ most popular musical, will return to the Ohio Theatre August 17-September 4. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Sunday, May 22.

 

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell, 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 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 is the winner of more than 100 international major awards including a Grammy® and three Tony® Awards.

 

Tickets start at $33 and can be purchased at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and online at www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase by phone, please call (800) 745-3000. Orders for groups of 20 or more may be placed by calling (614) 719-6900.

 

The performance schedule is as follows:

 

Wednesday, August 17, 7:30pm

Thursday, August 18, 2pm & 7:30pm

Friday, August 19, 8pm

Saturday, August 20, 2pm & 8pm

Sunday, August 21, 1pm & 6:30pm

Tuesday, August 23, 7:30pm

Wednesday, August 24, 7:30pm

Thursday, August 25, 7:30pm

Friday, August 26, 8pm

Saturday, August 27, 2pm & 8pm

Sunday, August 28, 1pm & 6:30pm

Tuesday, August 30, 7:30pm

Wednesday, August 31, 7:30pm

Thursday, September 1, 7:30pm

Friday, September 2, 8pm

Saturday, September 3, 2pm & 8pm

Sunday, September 4, 1pm & 6:30pm

 

“We are thrilled to have WICKED returning to Columbus,” stated CAPA CEO Bill Conner. “The positive economic impact it has on this city and the extraordinary quality of the production make it a win-win for this community.”

 

The surprising tale of an unlikely friendship between two women in the Land of Oz, WICKED tells the untold story of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good, long before Dorothy drops in. Elphaba, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery, and misunderstood. Glinda is beautiful, ambitious, and very popular. The remarkable odyssey of how these unexpected friends changed each other’s lives for good has made WICKED one of the world’s most popular musicals.

 

WICKED has been declared “A Cultural Phenomenon” by Variety and “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly. WICKED has been performed in more than 100 cities in 14 countries around the world (US, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, Mexico, and Brazil) and has thus far been translated into six languages—Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, Korean, and Portuguese.

 

Grammy Award-winning cast recording available on Decca Broadway. For more information about WICKED, log on to www.wickedthemusical.com.

 

CALENDAR LISTING

CAPA and Broadway in Columbus present WICKED

August 17-September 4

Ohio Theatre (55 E. State St.)

Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two 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. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete – and completely satisfying – musical in a long time” (USA Today). Tickets start at $33 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000. www.capa.com

 

 

*As a note to all calendar listing editors, the title of the show is WICKED (not WICKED: A New Musical or WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz).

 

 

The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, education excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. CAPA also appreciates the generous support of The National Endowment for the Arts, the Florence E. K. Hurd and Robert B. Hurst  Funds of The Columbus Foundation, and the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

 

About CAPA

Owner/operator of downtown Columbus’ magnificent historic theatres (Ohio Theatre, Palace Theatre, Southern Theatre) and manager of the Riffe Center Theatre Complex, Lincoln Theatre, and the Shubert Theater (New Haven, CT), CAPA is a non-profit, award-winning presenter of national and international performing arts and entertainment. For more information, visit www.capa.com.

 

About Broadway Across America

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, under the supervision of John Gore (Owner & CEO).  BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 38 markets. Current and past productions include On Your Feet, View from the Bridge, Beautiful, Finding Neverland, Million Dollar Quartet, Hairspray and The Producers. BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com; Broadway.com

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