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WICKED ANNOUNCES LOTTERY FOR $25 SEATS

PERFORMANCES BEGIN WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 AT
THE PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series 

Providence, RI -  A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) with performances from Wednesday, September 21 – Saturday, October 8, 2016. In Providence, WICKED is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series.

Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence) 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 begins performances Wednesday, September 21 and runs through Saturday, October 8, 2016. Tickets start at $32; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Tickets are available at the PPAC Box Office, by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787), or by online at www.ppacri.org. Please visit PPAC’s website for the most up-to-date prices and for a complete performance schedule.

Box Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 10A to 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P and two hours prior to curtain times on performance days.

Groups of 15 or more can contact Paul Hiatt at (401) 574-3162 or [email protected] to order group tickets.
 

*As a note to all calendar listing editors, the title of the show is WICKED (not WICKED: A New Musical or WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz).

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Caitlyn DiPompo, Marketing Projects Specialist
(401) 574-3112 or [email protected]