Wicked returns to Minnesota this summer as part of the 2022-2023 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season

Wicked returns to Minnesota this summer as part of the 2022-2023 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season

The entire lineup of Broadway shows will be announced in early February 

 The stage is almost set to announce the 2022-2023 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season in early February 2022. Hennepin Theatre Trust is excited to announce that WICKED will be part of the upcoming season when it returns to Minnesota for five weeks at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) beginning July 27 through Aug. 28, 2022.

The best way to guarantee seats to WICKED is by purchasing or renewing a season ticket package for the 2022-2023 season. Information regarding the complete list of shows and how to order packages will be announced early next month. To make sure you are among the first to be notified when packages will be available, please visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org to join the waitlist.

Beginning today, tickets are currently only available to groups of 10 or more. For information and reservations, please visit the WICKED group sales request form (https://minneapolis.broadway.com/shows).

The Broadway sensation WICKED looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle.  Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” WICKED has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade,” and by Time Magazine as “a magical Broadway musical with brains, heart, and courage.”  NBC Nightly News calls the hit musical “the most successful Broadway show ever.”

Now the 5th longest-running show in Broadway history, WICKED is the winner of over 100 international awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards.  Since opening in 2003, WICKED has been performed in over 100 cities in 16 countries around the world (U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, Mexico, Brazil, Switzerland and China) and has thus far been translated into six languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, Korean and Portuguese. WICKED has been seen by over 60 million people worldwide and has amassed over $5 billion in global sales.

Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman.  The production is directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello with musical staging by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento.  WICKED is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

For more information about WICKED, please visit www.WickedTheMusical.com.

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Vaccine policy and safety protocols in our theatres

Vaccine-eligible guests aged 12 and over attending any performance at the historic Orpheum, State and Pantages theatres will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Children 11 and younger will not need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Additionally, all guests are required to wear a face mask securely covering their mouths and noses in the venue (except while actively eating or drinking in designated areas). Individuals 12 or older who require an accommodation for the vaccine requirement due to a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief that prevents vaccination may present proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours in advance of the event or a negative antigen test taken within 24 hours in advance of the event.

The Trust also recommends guests not attend an event if they are feeling unwell, experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19. To schedule a free COVID-19 vaccination, please visit https://vaccineconnector.mn.gov/en-US/ for the latest scheduling information.

For full details, visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org.