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WICKED
FLIES BACK INTO MANILA
TO CAST ITS SPELL IN FEBRUARY!

 
Visa Presale July 25, 10am
 
MANILA, July 14, 2016 -- WICKED , the Broadway and West End musical phenomenon, acclaimed as “one of the greatest musicals of our time” (Daily Mail, UK) is set to cast its magical spell over Manila audiences when it returns on February 2, 2017. The incredible original production, which is coming direct from a multi record-­‐breaking tour of the UK and Ireland, flies into The Theatre at Solaire for a special limited engagement as part of a major international tour. Visa Credit, Debit and Prepaid cardholders can purchase tickets first with 10% discount in the Visa Entertainment Presale from 25 July to 25 August. Tickets are available at ticketworld.com.ph and all TicketWorld outlets.
 
A gorgeous musical that brought tears to our eyes” (The Huffington Post), W ick ed is one of the world’s most celebrated, spectacular and successful stage musicals of all time. W icked first premiered in Manila at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in 2014, opening to rave reviews. The show had a successful seven-week run, attracting sell-­‐out audiences.
 
The “gravity-defying hit” (Time Out London) and “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times) has already enchanted 50 million theatregoers of all ages across the world, and won over 100 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. Wicked has been hailed as “a phenomenon that keeps growing” (Los Angeles Times) and “the biggest thing in musicals since The Phantom of the Opera first opened” (The Times, UK).
 
Set in a spectacular and colourful fantasy world of wizards, witches, magic and spells, W ick ed tells the story of an unlikely but profound friendship between a popular blonde girl called Glinda and a misunderstood, green-­‐skinned girl named Elphaba. Filled with wonder and enchantments, this magical stage musical follows their extraordinary journey from sorcery students to becoming the iconic Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West from L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’.
 
W ick ed has music and lyrics by multi Grammy® and Academy® Award-­‐winner Stephen Schwartz (God s p ell; Disney’s Po c ahon t a s 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.
 
W ick ed 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.

 

REVIEWS

“Prepare for a riot of colour, drama, magic
and fun in this spellbinding show.”

OfficialLondonTheatre.com
 
“A breathtaking success story of a magnitude
that North America has not witnessed
since the peak years of The Phantom of the Opera
 
Washington Post
 
Wicked will entrance every generation
in wonder, wit and suspense.”

Time Out London
 
“An entertainment guaranteed to delight, amaze,
thrill, dazzle and touch the hearts of theatregoers of all ages.”

Toronto Star
 

SEASON DETAILS 
 
WICKED -- The Award-Winning Broadway & West End Musical
Season: Opens 2 February, 2017
Venue: The Theatre at Solaire
Cast: International Cast
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PERFORMANCE TIMES: Tuesday – Friday: 8pm Saturday/Sunday – 3pm & 8pm
 
TICKET PRICE:                      
Emerald -- Php 7,000
A Reserve -- Php 5,800
B Reserve -- Php 4,500
C Reserve -- Php 3,350
D Reserve -- Php 1,750
*Ticket Prices are exclusive of TicketWorld fees and Ticket Protect
 
BOOKINGS:                            
INTERNET: www.ticketworld.com.ph
PHONE: 891‐9999 
 



WICKED
 
Wicked comes to Manila direct from an award-­‐winning, multi record-­‐breaking tour of the UK & Ireland. A “blockbuster success” (Sunderland Echo, UK) seen by over 1.5 million people in 16 cities, this production has been greeted with standing ovations and rave reviews wherever it has played.
 
In an ingenious re-­‐imagining of 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 who first meet at Shiz University. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

 
WICKED WORLDWIDE

A phenomenon that keeps growing” (Los Angeles Times), Wicked has already been seen by 50 million people around the world and is one of the most celebrated and successful musicals of all time.
 
Winner of over 100 major 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 Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, Korean and Portuguese.
 
 
WICKED BROADWAY
    
The multi record-­‐breaking original Broadway production remains “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times) 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 The Lion King. The Star-­‐Ledger raved: “one of Broadway’s must-­‐see wonders, Wicked is a fabulous new Oz fable for the 21st Century.”

    
WICKED LONDON
 
Already the 19th longest-­‐running show in West End theatre history, the London production premiered on 27 September 2006 (with previews from 7 September) and has played 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).
    
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.

 
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LUNCHBOX THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS
Headed by James Cundall, Lunchbox Theatrical Productions is one of Australasia’s leading producers of live entertainment, and over the last two decades has created a reputation for bringing top quality international productions to audiences across five continents. Since 1998, Lunchbox Theatrical Productions has brought a wide array of live entertainment to Singapore, including musicals (Th e Phantom of the Opera, Dirty Dancing, Annie, Chicago, Cats, We Will Rock You, Miss Saigon); spectaculars (Riverdance); boutique shows (S tomp, Potted Potter, Slava’s Snowshow, Tap Dogs); musical concerts (ABBA Mania, Thriller Live, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Bootleg Beatles); international artists (Elaine Paige, Bryn Terfel, David Helfgott); as well as The Imperial Ice Stars productions of The Sleeping Beauty on Ice, Swan Lake on Ice , Cinderella on Ice and The Nutcracker on Ice to name just a few. Lunchbox Theatrical Productions is based in the UK with companies in Hong Kong, Singapore, The Philippines, Australia and New Zealand. www.lunchbox-productions.com

 
CONCERTUS MANILA
Founded in 2004, Concertus is one of the leading promoters of live entertainment in the Philippines. The company focuses on providing high-­‐calibre shows that elevate the entertainment scene year after year. Determined to be on top is forged by the trust and confidence from our international partners, making Concertus Manila the finest source of entertainment productions. A full-­‐service production company with a reputation for excellence, creativity and passion in numerous concerts, musical and theatrical shows, both local and international. Concertus Manila values strategy, dynamism and strong visual branding. Concertus Manila lives to entertain you.

 
Media contact:
Bambi Rivera-­Verzo
Executive Producer, Concertus Manila
bambi@concertusmanila.com / 403-­‐8678 / +63917-537-0539


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