Broadway’s biggest blockbuster WICKED announces ticket lottery for Las Vegas engagement Oct. 8 – Nov. 9

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WICKED ANNOUNCES LOTTERY FOR $25 SEATS

PERFORMANCES BEGIN WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8 AT THE SMITH CENTER

 

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts with performances from Wednesday, Oct. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 9. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at The Smith Center box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets.

 

WICKED, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell, Disney’s Enchanted, Academy Award®  winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman (“My So Called Life,” “Once And Again” and “thirtysomething”), is based on the 1995 best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire. The musical 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…). WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz, is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

 

WICKED has been declared “A Cultural Phenomenon” by Variety and “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly.  WICKED currently has nine productions around the world, in New York, London, Japan, Australasian Tour, South Korea, Latin America, a U.K. Tour, and two concurrent North American National Tours. Since its New York premiere a decade ago, WICKED has grossed more than $3.4 billion worldwide and has been seen by more than 42 million across the globe. WICKED has been performed in more than 100 cities in 13 countries around the world (U.S., Canada, England, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, and Mexico) and has thus far been translated into five languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish and Korean. 

 

Winner of more than 50 major awards including a Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, WICKED is the untold story of the witches of Oz. 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, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

 

WICKED returns Wednesday, Oct. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 9. Good seats are still available and can be purchased at The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, by phone at 702-749-2000 or 808-326-6868 (TTY) and online at www.TheSmithCenter.com.

Tony Award Winner PIPPIN is coming to Las Vegas Nov. 25-30 – Tickets on sale Friday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m.

FOUR-TIME TONY® AWARD WINNER

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IS COMING TO LAS VEGAS FOR A LIMITED ENGAGEMENT!

 

Experience the thrilling 2013 Tony Award®-winning musical PIPPIN – described as “An eye-popping, jaw-dropping, VISUALLY STUNNING extravaganza. THE THRILL OF THE SEASON!” by NY1. This all-new production of the hit Broadway musical will take to the stage in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts Nov. 25-30.

 

Tickets for PIPPIN go on sale Friday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. and begin at $39. They can be purchased at The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, by phone at 702-749-2000 or 808-326-6868 (TTY) and online at www.TheSmithCenter.com. For preferred seating and special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact 702-749-2348.
PIPPIN is back on Broadway for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago… With a beloved score by Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory. This captivating new production is directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus (Hair and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess). It features sizzling choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation of breathtaking acrobatics by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers) the creative force behind the nationwide sensation Traces.  PIPPIN is noted for many Broadway standards including “Corner of the Sky,” “Magic To Do,” “Glory,” “No Time at All,” “Morning Glow,” and “Love Song.”

PIPPIN, the most nominated Broadway show of 2013, won four 2013 Tony® Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical (Diane Paulus), Best Actress in a Musical (Patina Miller) and Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin).  PIPPIN won four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Diana Paulus), Outstanding Choreography (Chet Walker and Gypsy Snider) and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin).  PIPPIN won seven Outer Critic Circle Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Diane Paulus), Outstanding Choreographer (Chet Walker), Outstanding Lighting Design (Kenneth Posner), Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Patina Miller), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Terrence Mann) and Outstanding Featured Actress in

a Musical (Andrea Martin).   PIPPIN also won the Drama League Award for Outstanding Revival of a

Musical. This thrilling production continues to dazzle audiences at the Music Box Theatre in New York City.

With a book by Roger O. Hirson and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, PIPPIN features music supervision and arrangements by Nadia DiGiallonardo, orchestrations by Tony Award-winner Larry Hochman, scenic design by Tony Award winner Scott Pask, costume design by Dominique Lemieux, lighting design by Tony Award-winner Kenneth Posner, sound design by Jonathan Deans and Garth Helm.

Barry & Fran Weissler and Howard & Janet Kagan present the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) production of PIPPIN with Lisa MatlinKyodo Tokyo,Stephen E. McManusA&A GordonTom Smedes/Peter SternBroadway Across AmericaIndependent Presenters NetworkNorton HerrickAllen Spivak,Rebecca GoldDavid Robbins/Bryan S. WeingartenPhilip Hagemann/Murray Rosenthal, Hugh Hayes/Jonathan Reinis/Jamie Cesa, Jim Kierstead/Carlos Arana/Myla Lerner, Ben Feldman, Just For Laughs Theatricals, Square 1 Theatrics, Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Wendy Federman/Carl Moellenberg,  Infinity Theatre Company/Michael Rubenstein, and Michael A. Alden/Dale Badway/Ken Mahoney.

Join us… for this magical, unforgettable production the New York Times declared “Astonishing!  A PIPPIN for the 21st Century.”

www.PippinTheMusical.com

 

Become a fan of PIPPIN on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PippinTheMusical and follow PIPPIN on Twitter @pippinthemusical

WICKED ANNOUNCES LOTTERY FOR $25 SEATS

WICKED ANNOUNCES LOTTERY FOR $25 SEATS

 

PERFORMANCES BEGIN WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29
AT THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKEDat The Smith Center for the Performing Arts with performances from August 29 – October 7.  Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the The Smith Center box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only.  This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person.  Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form, if chosen, when purchasing tickets.

 

WICKED, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Disney’s Enchanted, Academy Award®  winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman (“My So Called Life,” “Once And Again” and “thirtysomething”), is based on the 1995 best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire.  The musical 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…).  WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz, is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

 

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, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

WICKED features set design by Tony®  Award winner Eugene Lee (Ragtime, Show Boat, Candide, Sweeney Todd), costume design by Tony®  winner Susan Hilferty (Spring Awakening, Into the Woods, Assassins), lighting design by Tony®  winner Kenneth Posner (Tony®  Award winner for The Coast of Utopia, Hairspray) and sound design by Tony Meola (The Lion King).  Stephen Oremus is the show’s music director.  Orchestrations are by William David Brohn, with dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott.

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: New York; London; Japan; Holland; Australian/Asian Tour; and two concurrent North American Tours.

WICKED begins performances on August 29 and runs through October 7 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center.  Ticket prices begin at $36. Good seats are still available with best selection in Tuesday and Wednesday performances as well as the Thursday, August 30th  2 p.m. matinee.  Performances for WICKED the week of August 29 will be Wednesday, August 29 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, August 30 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Friday, August, 31 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.. Performances for WICKED September 4-Octobter 7 will be Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

To purchase tickets, visit www.TheSmithCenter.com or call the Smith Center box office at 702-749-2000.

 

WICKED Comes to The Smith Center – Group Tickets Available Now

SO MUCH HAPPENED BEFORE DOROTHY DROPPED IN

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THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS KICKS OFF  2012/2013 BROADWAY LAS VEGAS SEASON WITH

BROADWAY’S BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTER COMES TO LAS VEGAS
GROUP TICKETS ON SALE NOW

BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ AND WINNIE HOLZMAN
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY GREGORY MAGUIRE
MUSICAL STAGING BY WAYNE CILENTO DIRECTED BY JOE MANTELLO

WICKED, the smash blockbuster hit, kicks off The Smith Center for the Performing Arts’ 2012-2013 Broadway-subscription series with a limited six-week engagement with performances scheduled from August 29 – October 7.

Groups of 20 or more can purchase tickets to WICKED now by visiting www.thesmithcenter.com/wickedgroups or by calling (702) 749-2348.

Current Broadway Las Vegas season ticket holders will have guaranteed seats to this smash-hit musical when renewing their subscription for the 2012-2013 season. Renewals for Broadway Las Vegas will begin in early April.

Individual tickets for WICKED will go on sale May 19 and will be exclusively available at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts box office at 361 Symphony Park Avenue beginning at 7:00 a.m. At 10:00 a.m., any remaining tickets will be available for purchase online at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts by calling (702) 982-7805 or by visiting www.thesmithcenter.com. There is an 8-ticket limit per guest.

Additional details surrounding the WICKED on-sale event will be announced at a later date.

Due to pre-existing sales to subscribers and groups, there is a limited inventory of WICKED tickets to start with. Patrons are urged to purchase their tickets to WICKED early.

“The world-wide phenomenon WICKED has been a fan favorite and it is only fitting that it will open our Broadway Las Vegas series,” said Myron Martin, president and CEO of The Smith Center. “WICKED truly offers guests world-class entertainment and we are thrilled to bring a successful Broadway production to the residents of Southern Nevada.”

WICKED, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Disney’s Enchanted, Academy Award® winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman (“My So Called Life,” “Once And Again” and “thirtysomething”), is based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire. WICKED is set to make its Las Vegas premiere starting August 29.

The musical 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…). WICKED, winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy® Award and 3 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 David Stone.

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, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

WICKED features set design by Tony®  Award winning Eugene Lee (Ragtime, Show Boat, Candide, Sweeney Todd), costume design by Tony® winner Susan Hilferty (Spring Awakening, Into the Woods, Assassins), lighting design by Tony® nominee Kenneth Posner (Tony® Award winner for The Coast of Utopia, Hairspray) and sound design by Tony Meola (The Lion King). Stephen Oremus is the show’s music director. Orchestrations are by William David Brohn, with dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott.

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: New York; London; Japan; Holland; Australian/Asian Tour; and two concurrent North American National Tours.

Grammy® Award-Winning Cast recording available on Decca Broadway. For more information about WICKED log on to www.wickedthemusical.com.

 

About The Smith Center for the Performing Arts:
Located in downtown’s 61-acre urban development, Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public/private partnership that is the new centerpiece of cultural life in Las Vegas, offering a blend of performances by resident companies, as well as first-run touring attractions. The 5-acre cultural campus features three performance spaces, the 2,050-seat main performance area in Reynolds Hall and Boman Pavilion’s 258-seat Cabaret Jazz and 250-seat Troesh Studio Theater, and is home to a 1.7 acre park, which can be used for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus will be the new location of the Discovery Children’s Museum.  The Smith Center is the cultural center for Las Vegas – a place that educates, entertains and excites the citizens of the Las Vegas community.  For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, please visit www.thesmithcenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook.