The producers of Wicked announced yesterday that booking has been extended through 27 April, 2013. The smash-hit musical first opened at the Apollo Victoria Theatre on 27 September, 2006. One of the largest venues in the West End, the theatre was specifically redesigned with new merchandise stands and a refit of its bars, reflecting the producers’ predictions that the show would prove to be a long-runner.
Whilst rumours have abounded that some West End productions would close during the Olympics, Wicked has announced it has no intentions to make major adjustments as a result of the games in July and August. However, it has cancelled the evening performance on 27 July to avoid coinciding with the Opening Ceremony. An extra matinee performance has been scheduled for the day before.
The current cast of Wicked includes Rachel Tucker as Elphaba, Gina Beck as Glinda, Matt Willis as Fiyero, Desmond Barrit as the Wizard, Julie Legrand as Madame Morrible, Lillie Flynn as Nessarose, Christopher Howell as Doctor Dillamond, and Adam Pettigrew as Boq. The production won the 2010 Olivier Audience Award for Most Popular Show.
Wicked joins Mamma Mia!, which also announced its intentions to run into April 2013 after its transfer to the Novello Theatre in September.
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