A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED by Broadway Grand Rapids, which is premiering in Grand Rapids at DeVos Performance Hall October 18th to November 5th. Two and a half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the DeVos Performance Hall box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; 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. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets.
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.
Based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED is the winner of over 100 international major awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony® Awards.
With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell, Academy Award®-winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman (“My So Called Life,” “Once And Again” and “thirtysomething”), WICKED 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 has been declared “A Cultural Phenomenon” by Variety and “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly. WICKED has been performed in over 100 cities in 14 countries around the world (U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, Mexico and Brazil) and has thus far been translated into six languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, Korean and Portuguese.
WICKED performance dates and times are as follows:
October 18th to November 5th, 2017
Week 1: Wednesday at 7:30pm; Thursday at 2pm & 7:30pm; Friday at 8:00pm; Saturday at 2pm & 8:00pm; Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm
Week 2: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30pm; Friday at 8:00pm; Saturday at 2pm & 8pm;
Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm.
Week 3: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30pm; Friday at 8:00pm; Saturday at 2pm & 8pm;
Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm.
Tickets can also be purchased by visiting Ticketmaster.com or charged by phone through Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. For additional information visit, BroadwayGrandRapids.com.