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$25 ‘Wicked’ tickets to be drawn in daily lottery during March 3-21 run at Arsht Center in Miami

News release from Broadway Across America:

WICKED ANNOUNCES LOTTERY FOR $25 SEATS

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PERFORMANCES BEGIN WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3 AT ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

Miami - A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held daily for WICKED, which will be performing from March 3 – 21 at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. Each day, 2½ hours prior to show time people who present themselves at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Ziff Ballet Opera House box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum and then 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.

WICKED is a musical 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”) 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 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 and just named “the defining musical of the decade” by The New York Times, WICKED continues to thrill audiences around the world. There are currently eight productions of WICKED worldwide, including two North American tours, a Broadway production, San Francisco production, London production, a Japanese-language production, a German-language production and Australian production.   A Dutch-language production of WICKED will open in 2011.

CALENDAR LISTING

The Adrienne Arsht Center and Broadway Across America-Miami present:

WICKED

Wednesday, March 3 – 8:00PM

Thursday, March 4 – 2:00pm

Thursday, March 4 – 8:00pm

Friday, March 5 – 8:00pm

Saturday, March 6 – 2:00pm

Saturday, March 6 – 8:00pm

Sunday, March 7 – 2:00pm

Sunday, March 7 – 7:30pm

Tuesday, March 9 – 8:00pm

Wednesday, March 10 – 8:00pm

Thursday, March 11 – 8:00pm

Friday, March 12 – 8:00pm

Saturday, March 13 – 2:00pm

Saturday, March 13 – 8:00pm

Sunday, March 14 – 2:00pm

Sunday, March 14 – 7:30pm

Tuesday, March 16 – 8:00pm

Wednesday, March 17 - 8:00pm

Thursday, March 18 – 8:00pm

Friday, March 19 – 8:00pm

Saturday, March 20 – 2:00pm

Saturday, March 20 – 8:00pm

Sunday, March 21 – 2:00pm

Sunday, March 21 – 7:30pm

Great seats are still available.  For best availability, check weeknight and Sunday evening performances as well as the special matinee on Thursday, March 4.

Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House

Adrienne Arsht Center , 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132

Tickets: $41.50 to $153.50

For tickets visit www.arshtcenter.org, or call the Box Office at (305) 949-6722.

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

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