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Presented by Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, WICKED opened at the San Jose Center for Performing Arts on August 27th and closes on Sunday September 14th.  For a complete schedule of performance dates and times, go to www.broadwaysanjose.com.

“We are thrilled to finally be hosting WICKED San Jose,” said Broadway San Jose general manager Nanci Williams. “The Center for Performing Arts is the perfect venue for big shows, and WICKED is Broadway’s Biggest Blockbuster.”

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, winner of over 50 major awards, including a Grammy® Award and 3 Tony® Awards, is the untold story of the witches of Oz.  It 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 has been declared “A Cultural Phenomenon” by Variety and “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly.  WICKED currently has nine productions around the world, in New York, London, Japan, Australasian Tour, South Korea, Latin America, a U.K. Tour, and two concurrent North American National Tours.  Since its New York premiere a decade ago, WICKED has grossed over $3.3 billion worldwide and has been seen by over 40 million across the globe.  WICKED has been performed in over 100 cities in 13 countries around the world (U.S., Canada, England, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, and Mexico) and has thus far been translated into five languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, and Korean.

Tickets can also be purchased on-line through Ticketmaster.com/Wicked, in-person at the City National Civic Theatre Box Office (150 West San Carlos Street), or by calling (800) 982-ARTS (2787).

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