Casts Its Spell At Opera House
For Four Additional Weeks

Making its return to Boston after a triumphant run last year, "Wicked" has just extended its run at The Opera House through November 11. The extension adds four weeks to the original run, which begins September 11.

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz ("Godspell," "Pippin," "Pocahontas," "Children of Eden," "The Prince of Egypt") and a book by Winnie Holzman ("My So Called Life," "thirtysomething"), "Wicked," shares the previously untold story of the witches of Oz. The phenomenaly successful musical is based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire.

Long before Dorothy dropped in, two other girls met in the merry old land of Oz. One -- born with emerald skin -- was smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other was beautiful, ambitious and popular. "Wicked" tells the remarkable odyssey of how two unlikely friends grew to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.

The Broadway production of "Wicked" began performances on October 8, 2003 at The Gershwin Theatre. It continues to rank as one of the hottest tickets in New York. The original production was described by Variety as "a cultural phenomenon" while Time said, "If every musical had the brain, the heart and the courage of 'Wicked,' Broadway really would be a magical place."

With productions in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London and Japan, "Wicked" is the recipient of 15 major awards including the Grammy and three Tony Awards.New productions will open in Germany and Australia in the coming months.

For tickets and information, stop by The Opera House box office at 539 Washington Street in Boston, call 617-931-2787 or visit www.BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com

-- OnStage Boston


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