Providence, RI – WICKED, Broadway’s biggest blockbuster and Providence’s most popular musical, will return to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), September 21 – October 8, 2016. In Providence, WICKED is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series.

Tickets for the return engagement go on sale on Sunday, June 19 at 10A at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787), and online at www.ppacri.org  


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…).


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.


Tickets for WICKED start at $32; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Please visit www.ppacri.org for current prices.

Summer Box Office Hours begin Monday, June 20 and end Monday, September 5. They are Monday through Thursday, 10A to 3P and two hours prior to all curtain times on performance days.
Regular Box Office Hours resume Tuesday, September 6: Monday through Friday, 10A to 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P and at least two hours prior to curtain times.

Groups of 15 or more may contact Paul Hiatt at (401) 574-3162 or [email protected]

WICKED’S performance schedule is:

Week One
Wednesday, September 21 at 7P
Thursday, September 22 at 1P and 7P
Friday, September 23 at 8P
Saturday, September 24 at 2P and 8P

Sunday, September 25 at 1P & 6:30P

Week Two
Tuesday, September 27 at 7P
Wednesday, September 28 at 7P
Thursday, September 29 at 7:30P
Friday, September 30 at 8P
Saturday, October 1 at 2P & 8P
Sunday, October 2 at 1P & 6:30P

Week Three
Monday, October 3 at 7P
Tuesday, October 4 at 7P
Wednesday, October 5 at 7P
Thursday, October 6 at 1P & 7P
Friday, October 7 at 8P
Saturday, October 8 at 2P & 8P



PPAC President J.L. “Lynn” Singleton said, “We are pleased to have this phenomenal show ‘fly back’ to Providence for a fourth time. WICKED will also be the opening show for our 2016/2017 Broadway Season.”


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.


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.


Grammy Award-Winning Cast recording available on Decca Broadway. For more information about WICKED log on to www.wickedthemusical.com


*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).




For production photos and interview requests, please contact:
Caitlyn DiPompo, Marketing Projects Specialist
(401) 574-3112, [email protected]