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BROADWAY’S BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTER COMES TO GRAND RAPIDS 
OCTOBER 18-NOVEMBER 5, 2017
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TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY, JUNE 15

 

BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ AND WINNIE HOLZMAN
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY GREGORY MAGUIRE


GRAND RAPIDS, MI – WICKED, Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, will make its Grand Rapids premiere on the DeVos Performance Hall stage October 18- November 5.  Tickets for the engagement will go on sale Thursday, June 15 and can be purchased in person from 8:00-10:00 AM at the DeVos Performance Hall box office at 303 Monroe Ave NW.  The first 104 people in line at the box office will receive WICKED tote bags and one person will win a pair of WICKED tickets for opening night on October 18.  

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…). The musical is based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire.

Tickets can be purchased online beginning at 10:00 AM on June 15 by visiting Ticketmaster.com or charged by phone through Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. For additional information visit, BroadwayGrandRapids.com.  Groups of 15+ call 616-235-6285.  Performance dates and times are as follows:

October 18- November 5, 2017
Week 1: Wednesday at 7:30pm; Thursday at 2pm & 7:30pm; Friday at 8:00pm; Saturday at 2pm & 8:00pm; Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm
Week 2: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30pm; Friday at 8:00pm; Saturday at 2pm & 8pm; 
Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm.
Week 3: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30pm; Friday at 8:00pm; Saturday at 2pm & 8pm; 
Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm.

The Broadway sensation, WICKED, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle.  Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” 

With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” WICKED has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade,” and by Time Magazine as “a magical Broadway musical with brains, heart, and courage.”  

Winner of over 100 international awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, WICKED has been performed in over 100 cities in 14 countries around the world (U.S., 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. 

*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).

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