WICKED ‘THRILLIFIES’ WITH SEASON EXTENSION
The producers of WICKED are ‘thrillified’ to announce that the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz will be extending its stay in Manila by adding another full week of shows at The Theatre at Solaire.
Presented in Manila by Globe LIVE, the award-winning musical will now play until 12 March 2017. You can buy tickets here.
Last November, it was revealed the international tour will boast an outstanding array of West End and UK actors leading the cast for the show’s season in Manila – including Jacqueline Hughes (Elphaba), Carly Anderson (Glinda), Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Steven Pinder (The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond), Kim Ismay (Madame Morrible), Iddon Jones (Boq), Emily Shaw (Nessarose) and Jodie Steele (who performs the role of Elphaba at certain performances).
“A truly magical night full of imagination and emotion that is not to be missed” (WhatsOnStage.com, UK), Wicked is one of the world’s most celebrated, spectacular and successful stage musicals of all time. Wicked first premiered in Manila in 2014, where it opened to rave reviews and went on to enjoy a highly successful seven-week run, attracting sell-out audiences.
Producer and Chief Executive of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, James Cundall, said “Wicked has always received a rapturous response from Philippine audiences, since its premiere performance on 22 January 2014. We are thrilled that once again Wicked looks set to captivate Manila, with tickets for this return season proving so popular that we have added an extra week. Our cast is very excited about performing to such an enthusiastic fan base, and to introducing this amazing show to new audiences.”
(Review: Wicked- More Swankfying and Thrillifying than Ever)
Completing the cast are the following: Kyle Anthony, Joe Atkinson, Sam Brown, Hannah Cadec, Joel Cooper, Nicholas Corre, James Davies-Williams, Natasha Ferguson, Elizabeth Futter, Zoe George, Amy Goodwin, Alex Jordan-Mills, Stuart MacIver, Tom Mather, Stacey McGuire, Sara Morley, Emily Olive Boyd, Wendy-Lee Purdy, Dean Read, Paul Saunders, Elisha Sherman, Joshua St Clair and Hannah Veerapen.
Described as “a magical story of friendship, love and growing up” (OfficialLondonTheatre.com, UK) and “a wicked and wonderful vision of Oz” (London Evening Standard, UK), Wicked is playing its 14th year on Broadway to packed houses, while at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London’s West End, the show celebrated an extraordinary 10 years on stage last September.
Over the past decade, Wicked has garnered many accolades and achieved numerous milestones to become “one of the most popular West End musicals ever” (London Evening Standard, UK). Around the world, Wicked has been seen by over 50 million people in 15 countries, and is the recipient of more than 100 major awards, including 3 Tony® Awards and 6 Drama Desk Awards on Broadway, 2 Olivier Awards and 9 WhatsOnStage Awards in London, 6 Helpmann Awards in Australia and a Grammy® Award.
(READ: 8 Fun Facts about the ‘Wicked’ Tour)
Based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagined 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 – a popular blonde girl called Glinda and a misunderstood, green-skinned girl named Elphaba. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfill their destinies as Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Wicked features music and lyrics by multi Grammy® and Academy® Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell; Disney’s Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame), 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 around the world by Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone. Executive Producer (UK/International Tour) Michael McCabe. The Manila engagement is presented by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Concertus Manila.
“At Globe, we have always been on the lookout for new experiences we can give our customers as part of enriching their digital life. Through this partnership with the award-winning Broadway and West End musical, Wicked, we know this will be a great beginning to Globe LIVE’s line up of world class productions for 2017,” said Joe Caliro, Globe Stores and Retail Transformation Head and Globe Live Executive Director.
Presented in Manila by Globe LIVE. Major sponsor is Novuhair. In cooperation with Solaire Resort and Casino. Special thanks to OOCL, and Diamond Hotel Philippines. Media partners are ETC, 2nd Avenue, Jack TV, Solar Sports, CNN Philippines, ABS-CBN, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Inquirer.Net, ClickTheCity.com, Manila Bulletin, BusinessWorld, Preview Magazine, The Philippine STAR, Philstar.com, RX 93.1, Mellow 94.7, Ayala Malls, and Ayala Malls Cinemas. Makeup Provided by M•A•C.
WICKED – The Award-Winning Broadway & West End Musical
Season Venue Cast
From 2 February, 2017 to 12 March, 2017 The Theatre at Solaire International Touring Cast
Tuesday – Friday 8pm Saturday/Sunday 2pm & 8pm
TICKET PRICES: (exclusive of TicketWorld fees and Ticket Protect)
Emerald A Reserve B Reserve C Reserve D Reserve
Php 7,000 Php 5,800 Php 4,500 Php 3,350 Php 1,750
You can buy tickets here.
Wicked is suitable for a general audience and contains no profanities. As a guide to parents and guardians, it is recommended for ages 7+. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Children under 3 years of age will not be admitted. Please note that loud noises, flashing lights, smoke effects and strobe lighting feature in the production. The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness, injury and statutory leave entitlement.