WICKED is coming to Singapore! WICKED, BASE Entertainment and Marina Bay Sands are proud to announce that the hottest musical in Broadway will open in Singapore at Marina Bay Sands’Grand Theater on 7 December 2011 for a strictly limited season.
WICKED is one of the most successful shows in theater history and Singaporeans and visitors alike will be spellbound by this production. Tickets are on sale now.
Winner of 35 major awards including a Grammy® and three Tony Awards® including Best Musical, 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 called Elphaba and Glinda the Good.
Currently in its 8th year on Broadway, WICKED’s North American and International companies have cumulatively grossed over US$2.2 billion and have been seen by nearly 28 million people worldwide.
“We’re delighted that Singapore is now set to follow WICKED productions in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, the North American tour and London’s West End,” Marc Platt and David Stone said in a joint statement from New York.“This will be the first time that WICKED will visit the South East Asian region,and we’re absolutely sure that Singaporeans – and visitors from around the region – will be just as enchanted by WICKED as the audiences are in America, England, Europe, North Asia
WICKED opened in London’s West End in 2006. In 2007, a Japanese language production of WICKED opened in Tokyo and a German language production of WICKED opened in Stuttgart in the same year. This show has been running in Australia since 2008.
The Producers of WICKEDtake great pleasure in working with Milan Rokic,Managing Director of BASE Entertainment and local promoter of WICKED. Rokic says, “Get ready Singapore for a musical that is unique, a phenomenon, quite unlike any other show. Music theater lovers and audiences from all different backgrounds will adore WICKED.It’s an enchanting musical with wit and spectacle and a wonderful score, but it also spans the demographic of people from 8 to 80. It brings in audiences who’ve never been to the theater, and never thought they would go and they come out spellbound and wanting more. Singapore is in for a treat.”
The smash-hit musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell,Pippin, 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 novel by Gregory Maguire. WICKED is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone. Gregory Maguire’s best-selling 1995 novel, has sold more than 3 million copies -2.5 million since WICKED opened on Broadway in 2003. The album sold more than a million copies and the amazing companion book that goes with the show, The Grimmerie, has sold almost 150,000 copies.
Tickets on Sale now! Don’t miss out!
EARLY BIRD PROMOTION:
15% off A to D Reserve seats, on Tuesday to Thursday shows only. Valid until 30 September, 2011.
FOR TICKET BOOKINGS:
THROUGH INTERNET : http://www.MarinaBaySands.com/Ticketing
BY PHONE : (+65) 6688 8826
BOOK IN PERSON AT : Marina Bay Sands Box Offices (Museum,Theaters, SkyPark, Retail Mall and Hotel Tower 1 and 3 Lobby)