Broadway Musicals Wicked - Shanghai will be held at Shanghai Culture Square from Apr.11 to May.10, 2017.
An international company of over 70 cast, crew and musicians will travel to China, with an additional 20 local crew and 7 musicians hired in Shanghai. This “eye-poppingly lavish show” (Sunday Express, UK) includes 300 award-winning costumes, spectacular scenery, lighting and projections and a dazzling array of technical wizardy.
Wicked will be performed in English by an international cast including Jacqueline Hughes (Elphaba), Carly Anderson (Glinda), Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Steven Pinder (The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond), Kim Ismay (Madame Morrible), Iddon Jones (Boq) and Emily Shaw (Nessarose). At certain performances Elphaba will be played by Jodie Steele.
With show-stopping songs including ‘Defying Gravity’, ‘Popular’ and ‘For Good’, this “magical musical” (Time Out, UK) has won three Tony® Awards and six Drama Desk Awards on Broadway, two Olivier Awards and nine WhatsOnStage Awards in London, six Helpmann Awards in Australia and a Grammy® Award for ‘Best Musical Album’. Wicked has been hailed as “a breathtaking success story not witnessed since the peak years of The Phantom of the Opera” (Washington Post, U.S.).
Based on the international best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagines the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Wicked has music and lyrics by multi Grammy® and Academy® Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (Disney’s Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Enchanted) and is based on the novel ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’ by Gregory Maguire and adapted for the stage by Winnie Holzman. Musical staging is by Tony® Award-winner Wayne Cilento and the production is directed by two-time Tony® Award-winner Joe Mantello.
Wicked is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.
Executive Producer (UK/International Tour) Michael McCabe.
Wicked is presented in China by AC Orange in association with The John Gore Organization.
Michael McCabe (Executive Producer, Wicked UK/International Tour) said: "On behalf of all of the creators and producers, we are very proud to announce the premiere of Wicked in Shanghai in April 2017. We are honored to be working with AC Orange and the John Gore Organization in realising this long cherished dream of bringing Wicked to China.”
John Gore (Chairman & CEO, The John Gore Organization) said: “It is such an honor and a privilege along with AC Orange to introduce Wicked to the Chinese audience. We have had the pleasure of presenting this beloved show in 40 markets in North America to nearly 10 million people over the past 11 years. We’d like to thank the entire creative and producing team for this opportunity.”
Lucy Lee (President, AC Orange Musical) said: “For AC Orange, Wicked is a perfect musical to present in China - the fastest growing Market in the world. The foundation for success of the market is always the great works created by brilliant artists across different cultures. Wicked is one of the brightest stars among these works. AC Orange is proud to present her to the Chinese audience.”
“A magical musical with brains, heart and courage.”
Time Magazine, International
“Guaranteed to delight, amaze, thrill, dazzle and touch the hearts of theatregoers of all ages.”
Toronto Star, Canada
“An irresistible extravaganza of music, magic, artistry and enchantment.”
The New York Observer, U.S.
“A wondrously magical tale. Friendship, love, growing up and magic with a splash of stunning
design and spectacular songs; this colossally successful show truly has it all.”
“Wicked will entrance every generation in wonder, wit and suspense.”
Time Out, UK
“A gorgeous musical that brought tears to our eyes”
The Huffington Post, International
NOTES FOR EDITORS
“A phenomenon that keeps growing” (Los Angeles Times, U.S.) and a “global hit mega-musical” (The Stage, UK), Wicked has already been seen by 50 million people around the world and is one of the most celebrated, successful and visually stunning musicals of all time.
Winner of more than 100 major international awards, Wicked has already been performed in over 100 cities in 14 countries around the world (United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Germany, The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, Mexico and Brazil) and has also been translated from its original English into six languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, Korean and Portuguese.
The multi record-breaking original Broadway production remains “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times, U.S.) after 13 years and over 5000 performances at the Gershwin Theatre, where it premiered on 30 October 2003 (with previews from 8 October 2003). Already the 10th longest-running show in Broadway history, Wicked is also one of only three musicals in Broadway history to have grossed more than $1 billion (US) at the Box Office (the others being The Phantom of the Opera and Disney’s The Lion King). Time Magazine raved “if every musical had the brains, heart and courage of Wicked, Broadway really would be a magical place”.
Soon to become the 18th longest-running show in West End theatre history and “still a phenomenon after ten years” (The Daily Telegraph, UK ), the London production premiered on 27 September 2006 (with previews from 7 September) and has already played over 4000 performances at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Wicked has been hailed as “one of the greatest musicals of our time” (Daily Mail, UK); “one of the biggest hits of our age” (The Observer, UK) and “one of the most popular West End musicals ever” (London Evening Standard, UK).
WICKED UK / INTERNATIONAL TOUR
Wicked played a multi record-breaking, fifteen-city tour of the UK and Ireland from September 2013 - July 2015. The spectacular, award-winning and critically acclaimed production resumed touring in July 2016 (playing a record-breaking sold out engagement at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford (where it was acclaimed by the Telegraph & Argus as “a funny, moving, exciting, thought-provoking and hugely entertaining journey through both the prequel and sequel to the Oz story”). The production continues touring until January 2018, including the premiere engagement in China.
WICKED CREATIVE TEAM
Wicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman and is based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire. The production is directed by Joe Mantello, with musical staging by Wayne Cilento. Scenic design is by Eugene Lee, costumes by Susan Hilferty, lighting by Kenneth Posner, sound by Tony Meola, projection designs by Elaine J. McCarthy and Hair and Wig designs by Tom Watson. Music arrangements are by Alex Lacamoire and Stephen Oremus, with dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott, orchestrations by William David Brohn and musical supervision by Stephen Oremus.
STEPHEN SCHWARTZ - MUSIC AND LYRICS
Stephen Schwartz is the recipient of three Oscars®, four Grammy® Awards, a Golden Globe® Award and an Honorary Tony® Award. He is best known for the internationally acclaimed musical Wicked and for his songwriting collaborations with Alan Menken on films including Disney’s Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Enchanted as well as for Dreamworks’ The Prince of Egypt, for which he wrote both music and lyrics. The Broadway revival of his legendary musical Pippin won the 2013 Tony® Award for ‘Best Musical Revival’ and his 1971 musical Godspell continues to be performed all over the world. His new musical, Schikaneder, recently premiered in Vienna, Austria.
Songs from Wicked, including ‘Defying Gravity’, ‘Popular’ and ‘For Good’ have been covered by many artists and been featured in numerous TV shows including the internationally popular Glee.
WICKED – THE STORY
If you think you know the Wicked Witch of the West, think again...
When Dorothy famously triumphed over the Wicked Witch, we only ever heard one side of the story. Gregory Maguire’s “outstanding novel” (The Independent), ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’, ingeniously re-imagines the Land of Oz, creating a parallel universe to the familiar story written by L. Frank Baum and first published as ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ in 1900.
Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba. Following an encounter with The Wizard, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. Glinda’s unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba’s determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Experience this unforgettable musical and discover that you’ve not been told the whole story about the Land of Oz…
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