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“Wicked” Flying Back to Chicago
by Hedy Weiss
The witches are flying back to Chicago.
“Wicked,” the hit Broadway musical, will be returning to Chicago in celebration of the show’s 10th anniversary on Broadway, with a limited eight-week run (Oct. 30-Dec. 21) at the Oriental Theatre, 24 West Randolph.
Based on the the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, the show, which conjures “the untold story of the witches of Oz,” features a score by Stephen Schwartz and direction by Joe Mantello.
Globally, “Wicked” has amassed nearly $2.9 billion in ticket sales and been seen by 36 million people worldwide. In Chicago it ran for 1,500 performances over 3 1/2 years (and was seen by about 3 million people) during its initial engagement that began in April, 2005. It subsequently returned as part of a national tour.
Tickets are now available for groups of 15 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Individual tickets for “Wicked” will go on-sale at a later date.