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Kerry Ellis Planning To Get Wicked Again For West End Run

14th July 2014

The British singer/actress who understudied for and then replaced Idina Menzel in Wicked is returning to the West End stage as Elphaba for a limited run beginning next month (Aug14).Kerry Ellis, who first took on...

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20th May 2014

Author Winnie Holzman, who wrote the book which inspired the hit stage musical Wicked, is set to be honoured with a lifetime achievement prize at the 2014 Lilly Awards. The ceremony, which fetes women in...

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Idina Menzel: 'I'm Too Old For Wicked Movie'

5th May 2014

Glee star Idina Menzel has ruled herself out of a big screen adaptation of hit musical Wicked, insisting she's "too old" for the part.The Broadway icon originated the role of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of...

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Kristin Chenoweth Stunned By Talented Fan At Hollywood Bowl Gig

26th August 2013

Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth was left stunned during a show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Saturday (24Aug13) when a fan joined her onstage for a Wicked duet and became an instant star.The...

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Amanda Seyfried Wants Wicked Role

5th March 2013

Amanda Seyfried would love to be cast in the Broadway production Wicked, but feels she would need "another two years of voice lessons" before she could pull it off.The actress is eyeing another musical role...

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Idina Menzel Caught Short Performing In Wicked

7th March 2012

Glee star Idina Menzel was left red faced during one performance of Wicked on Broadway - she wet herself in front of the audience.The veteran stage performer was drinking water ahead of a show to...

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Bert Newton Set For Stage Return

13th February 2012

Veteran Australian entertainer Bert Newton has been released from hospital and is preparing to rejoin the cast of hit musical Wicked on Tuesday (14Feb12).The 73 year old was admitted to a medical facility in Singapore...

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11th January 2011

All performances of hit musical WICKED at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Australia on Tuesday and Wednesday (11-12Jan11) have been cancelled because of severe flooding in the area.

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Hayek Gets Wicked

10th January 2011

SALMA HAYEK is preparing to bring hit musical WICKED to the small screen.The massively popular Wizard Of Oz spin-off, based on Gregory Maguire’s 1995 book, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of...

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Wicked Wows Broadway Again And Becomes First Show To Break $2.1 Million

5th January 2010

Smash-hit musical WICKED rang in the New Year (10) with a new Broadway record - by becoming the first production to break $2.1 million (£1.3 million) in weekly ticket sales.Just a week after the spectacular...

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Wicked Christmas As New York Musical Breaks Its Own Record

30th December 2009

Hit musical WICKED is all good over holiday weekends in America - the stageshow smashed its own Thanksgiving (Nov09) record to score the highest-grossing week in Broadway history again over Christmas.The Wizard of Oz prequel...

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15th December 2009

WIZARD OF OZ spin-off musical WICKED will become the 20th longest-running show in Broadway history on 15 December (09) when the 2,535th performance takes place in New York.

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30th October 2009

AMERICAN IDOL pin-up ADAM LAMBERT was a chorus boy in the U.S. touring production of stage musical WICKED for two years.

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5th November 2008

Australian pop star DELTA GOODREM and country singer LEANN RIMES have recorded a version of FOR GOOD for the upcoming fifth anniversary soundtrack of hit musical WICKED....

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5th November 2008

Australian pop star DELTA GOODREM and country singer LEANN RIMES have recorded a version of FOR GOOD for the upcoming fifth anniversary soundtrack of hit musical WICKED....

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Wicked: The Movie?

16th July 2008

Smash-hit Broadway musical WICKED is set to become the latest stageshow to be turned into a major movie. Hot on the heels of Chicago, Hairspray and Mamma Mia!, the Wizard of Oz-related musical is to...

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Wicked Wins Again

16th April 2008

Hit musical WICKED has been named the Touring Broadway Audience Choice Award winner for the second year in a row at the Broadway League's annual prizegiving. The Wizard of Oz prequel alsao picked up accolades...

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Bb Winner Not A Fan Of The Show

22nd January 2008

Former BIG BROTHER winner PETE BENNETT has hit out at the show which made him a household name, calling it "boring".In an interview with the Daily Star, Pete stated that the show has dropped in...

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Broadway Strike Ends

29th November 2007

A strike that threatened to cripple New York ahead of the festive season has ended after more than two weeks of industrial action.Over 20 Broadway shows had been shut down after stagehands walked out on...

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Enchanted Tops Us Box Office

26th November 2007

A new fairytale about a princess having to deal with the evil plans of a wicked witch has topped the US box office this week.Enchanted cast a spell on US audiences over the Thanksgiving weekend,...

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'Cinderella' Tale Top Us Film

26th November 2007

A new fairytale about a princess having to deal with the evil plans of a wicked witch has topped the US box office this week.Enchanted cast a spell on US audiences over the Thanksgiving weekend,...

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22nd June 2007

Hit Broadway musical WICKED has just become the longest running musical in Chicago, Illinois theatre history. The show celebrated its 833rd performance at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday night (21Jun07)....

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Chenoweth + Lane Set To Swap Broadway For Tv Land

5th December 2006

Beloved Broadway stars KRISTIN CHENOWETH and NATHAN LANE are heading for the small screen after developing a new sitcom. THE WEST WING star Chenoweth, who made her name as a witch in musical WICKED, and...

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Wicked Scores Another Broadway Record

28th November 2006

Hit musical WICKED is the toast of Broadway yet again after breaking the all-time Broadway record with a weekly box office take of $1.72 million (GBP952,800). The show, which features the 'untold story of THE...

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Aniston And Vaughn Reunited In London

30th October 2006

LATEST: JENNIFER ANISTON has flown to London to join boyfriend VINCE VAUGHN after nearly two months apart. The former FRIENDS star appeared on OPRAH earlier this month (OCT06) to deny reports that the couple had...

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Chenoweth Returns To Opera Singing

20th October 2006

Tony-award winner KRISTIN CHENOWETH is returning to her roots as an opera singer and will give a solo concert at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City next year (07). The star will also make...

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Will Snatches Wicked Role

11th October 2006

British pop star WILL YOUNG is keen to explore his dark side after auditioning to play the male lead in West End WIZARD OF OZ spin-off WICKED. The singer - who launched his acting career...

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Winslet And Cooper Donate Items To Save School

20th July 2006

KATE WINSLET and novelist JILLY COOPER have donated signed items to raise money to save a school for young people with learning difficulties. The TITANIC actress and Cooper both live near the Milestone School in...

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Menzel To Continue Wicked Ways On West End

24th April 2006

Actress IDINA MENZEL will reprise her Tony-Award winning performance as ELPHABA in the London production of WICKED in September (06). Menzel has developed a cult-like following among fans from her stint in the original cast...

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Country Stars Team Up With Broadway Performers

26th October 2005

TRISHA YEARWOOD, GLEN CAMPBELL and AMERICAN IDOL winner CARRIE UNDERWOOD are among a host of country stars who have signed up to duet with Broadway performers at a benefit show. At the Broadway Meets...

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