Wicked returns to Nashville with four week engagement March 28 – April 22
By Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman
Based on the Novel by Gregory Maguire
Tickets on sale Friday, Jan. 19, at TPAC.org
January 15, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Wicked, Music City’s most popular musical, returns to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall with a four week engagement March 28 to April 22, 2018.
Tickets for the return engagement go on sale on Friday, Jan. 19, at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040 and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville. For groups of 10 or more, call 615-782-4060.
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. The production is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento. Wicked is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.
Since opening in 2003, Wicked has been performed in over 100 cities in 15 countries around the world (U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, China, Mexico, and Brazil) and has thus far been translated into six languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, Korean, and Portuguese. The musical has amassed nearly $4.5 billion in global sales and has been seen by nearly 55 million people worldwide.
Declared “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly and “A Cultural Phenomenon” by Variety, Wicked is the recipient of over 100 international awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards.
“Nashville loves Wicked – it is a blockbuster and contemporary classic that fans want to see again and again,” said Kathleen O’Brien, TPAC president and chief executive officer. "Wicked has attracted a new generation to the magic of live theatre with its clever storytelling, unforgettable songs and stunning costumes and sets, and it was time to bring it back. I’m also looking forward to welcoming Nashville’s own Ginna Claire Mason, who is performing on the tour as ‘Glinda,’ back to Music City in her dream role.”
The surprising tale of an unlikely friendship between two women in the Land of Oz, Wicked tells the untold story of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good, long before Dorothy drops in. Elphaba, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. Glinda is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. The remarkable odyssey of how these unexpected friends changed each other’s lives for good has made Wicked one of the world’s most popular musicals.
If You Go:
March 28 – April 22, 2018
TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall
505 Deaderick St.
Wicked is the sixth production featured in the 2017-18 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC season. Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. The Broadway season is supported by the HCA Foundation on behalf of HCA and the TriStar Family of Hospitals, and NewsChannel 5 is the media sponsor for the season. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission.
TPAC is an accessible facility that provides a variety of services including wheelchair accommodations, accessible parking, and assistive listening devices. Open captioning, American Sign Language, audio description, and large print and Braille programs are offered at the Sunday matinee performance of each Broadway series and Broadway special engagement. For more information about accessible services, contact Access@TPAC.org or 615-782-4087.
TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.