Biggest Blockbuster, Wicked, to return to St. Louis,
December 12-2012-January 6, 2013 at the Fabulous Fox
St. Louis, MO , October 21, 2011–
After breaking box office records and selling out in
record time in three previous engagements, WICKED,
Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, will return to the
Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis, December 12,
2012-January 6, 2013.
Subscribers and groups will receive
information on priority ticket sales. Tickets for the
general public will go on sale at a later date.
For information about becoming a
subscriber to the U.S. Bank Broadway Series, visit www.FabulousFox.com/subscribenow
or call Fox Subscription Services at 314-535-1700 beginning
Monday, October 17. For information about advance group
sales visit www.FabulousFox.com/groupsor
call 314-535-2900 beginning
Monday, October 17. This marks the fourth engagement
of WICKED in St. Louis since 2005.
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
“We are thrilled that St. Louis can
ring in the 2012 holidays with WICKED,” said Fox Theatre
producer Kristin Caskey. “Whether it’s your first time
seeing it or your fourth, the experience is
magical. WICKED is the preeminent American Musical and
we consider this fantastic production the greatest gift
we could give our audiences.”
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.
WICKED has “cast quite
a spell” (Washington Post) throughout North
America, breaking box office records in
every city that it has played, including
Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, San
Francisco, Washington, DC, Philadelphia and
Boston to name a few.
Called “a cultural phenomenon”
by Variety, WICKED continues to thrill audiences around
the world. There are currently seven productions
of WICKED worldwide, including two North American tours,
a Broadway production, London production, a
Japanese-language production, a German-language
production and Australian production. A Dutch-language
production of WICKED will open in November 2011.
WICKED features set design by Tony®
Award winner Eugene Lee (Ragtime, Show Boat, Candide, Sweeney
Todd), costume design by Tony® winner Susan Hilferty
(Into the Woods, Assassins), lighting design by Tony®
nominee Kenneth Posner (The Coast of Utopia, Hairspray)
and sound design by Tony Meola (The Lion King). Stephen
Oremus is the show’s musical director. Orchestrations
are by William David Brohn, with dance arrangements by
James Lynn Abbott.
Grammy Award-Winning Cast recording
available on Decca Broadway. For more information
about WICKED log on to www.wickedthemusical.com. WICKED is
a special offering to the U.S. Bank Broadway Series at
the Fabulous Fox Theatre and sponsored locally by