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    Wicked Back in L.A. in Feb! (merged)

    from the LA Times... just an excerpt!

    It's coming back? That's wicked!
    Fans have something to scream about as the 'Oz'-themed musical plans a long return to Los Angeles.

    By Diane Haithman, Times Staff Writer

    Legions of young fans love "the green girl" — that is, Elphaba, a teenage incarnation of the much-maligned Wicked Witch of the West in the Broadway musical "Wicked."

    The glossy $14-million show, which came to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for about seven weeks last summer, played to sell-out crowds dominated by screaming tweens and their patient parents, many willing to wait in lines of 400 to 1,000 in hopes of snagging a last-minute ticket to the wildly popular prequel to the "Wizard of Oz" story.

    Now, the producers are banking on the girl-power story of the friendship of the good witch and the "green girl" bad witch to bring them more green in Los Angeles.

    Early next year, "Wicked" will return to the Pantages for a longer stay. After racking up what the producers report is a combined $350 million from its Broadway production, a North American tour and an open-ended production in Chicago, "Wicked" moves into the Pantages in February with a new, yet-to-be-cast production of the show for Los Angeles.

    The musical, which made it bow on Broadway in 2003, will open Feb. 21 after about two weeks of preview performances, Marc Platt, one of the show's producers, said late last week at his office at Universal Studios. The new production has yet to be cast, Platt said. Tickets, which will range from $25 to $88, initially will be available only to subscribers of the Pantages' Broadway/L.A. theater series. Martin Wiviott, who runs the series, said tickets will go on sale in September or October.
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    Re: Wicked Back in L.A. in Feb!

    I saw this and got all tingly inside.

    We should do a Micechat night at the theatre in March or April. How fun would that be?!?!

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    Re: Wicked Back in L.A. in Feb!

    I really want to see it! I didn't get to see it when it was here last time!

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    Re: Wicked Back in L.A. in Feb!

    YAY!! I'm so excited!!!! Thank you so much for posting this. I've been so depressed about being unable to see it this time around.
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    Re: Wicked Back in L.A. in Feb!

    Quote Originally Posted by Olympicnut
    I saw this and got all tingly inside.

    We should do a Micechat night at the theatre in March or April. How fun would that be?!?!
    Heck yes!!!
    I was thinking about a birthday trip anyway...
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    Re: Wicked Back in L.A. in Feb!

    I am going to see it with TinkPink in Minneapolis THIS FRIDAY!!!!! I can't wait
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    Re: Wicked Back in L.A. in Feb!

    I'm in!!!!!!!!!!! Let's set this up!!!!!!!
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    Re: Wicked Back in L.A. in Feb!

    EEEE! I was hoping that something like this would happen!! When they say longer, I wonder if they're talking months, weeks, what... I'm so excited now! I'm seeing it here in San Diego on the 26th, and again up in OC on Aug 10!

    If we wanna set up a meet, I'm in, too!!

    Edit: Playbill confirms that the LA run is open-ended!
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    Re: Wicked Back in L.A. in Feb!

    Quote Originally Posted by dramaqueen
    I am going to see it with TinkPink in Minneapolis THIS FRIDAY!!!!! I can't wait
    Me too!! I can't believe it's finally here, we have been planning this for like a year!!
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    Re: Wicked Back in L.A. in Feb!

    OMG have fun you MN girls!!
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    Re: Wicked Back in L.A. in Feb!

    Wooo Hoooo! I got the email I was waiting for from Bradway LA. When we went with a group last summer, they put me on their mailing list, which means that I have priority group booking for Wicked until September 5th.

    How many people are serious about going to see Wicked as a group?

    If I was to help coordinate this, I would need people to give me a deposit before I have to turn in a deposit. No deposit, no ticket. (Learned this lesson the hard way last time.) We need to have a minimum of 15 people to be considered a group. Once we have an idea f how many people want to go, we place a hold on tickets at the box office through Broadway LA.

    The 10% deposit is due a couple months before the show. Full payment on the tickets is due at least three weeks before the show date. We will know exact dates for payment once we have the tickets on hold.

    Ticket prices range from $27.50 to $75 with the group discount for the preview dates and $32 to $79.50 for the open run dates. If any of you remember once the show dates got closer, seats were going for hundreds of dollars each. Going as a group not only locks in a lower ticket price, but it locks in a ticket to what is going to be one of the hottest tickets in LA.

    The dates for previews are February 9-20. The run is currently listed as open, but they have ticket dates for the open run from Feb 21st - Sept. 30th.

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    Re: Wicked Back in L.A. in Feb!

    *raises hand* I have yet to see it live.
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    Re: Wicked Back in L.A. in Feb!

    mamabot, I'd definitely be interested! I don't really have any preference for price range or date, so whatever works for everyone else is fine by me.
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    Re: Wicked Back in L.A. in Feb!

    I' totally in Mamabot! I would rather not do a Saturday afternoon but everything else would fine! If you need more people, I can ask my friends. I know one's definately planning to go.
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    Wicked to come to LA "For Good"

    Anyone else psyched. It needs a permanent home. And Luckily for all So Cal fans it will have one at the Pantages. Any other Wicked fans excited.

    I haven't been able to see it since early 05'! I'm sure it'll do great here.
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