UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Carol Kane, Academy Award(R) nominee and Emmy(R)-winning actor and star of "Wicked," joins Universal Studios Hollywood on June 27 to introduce The Entertainment Capital of L.A.'s new summer series, "Wicked Wednesdays," offering fans of the smash musical blockbuster, "Wicked," an opportunity to enjoy special performances, meet the stars and collect autographs from the cast of the L.A. production for three very special events on June 27, July 11 and 25 from noon to 2:00 p.m.
The witchcraft begins on Wednesday, June 27 with a special appearance by Carol Kane (Madame Morrible) to introduce a "Witches of Oz"-themed performance with stars from the show performing some of the musical's most memorable songs. On July 11, "Wicked Wednesday" will feature a performance by popular cast member, Kristoffer Cusick (Fiyero) and on Wednesday, July25, the "Ozians" of "Wicked" will round out the summer series with an ensemble performance from the musical.
All performances will be followed by an autograph session and opportunities for guests to meet their favorite "Wicked" cast member. Interactive "Wicked" activities from karaoke to face-painting will kick offeach performance. "Wicked" merchandise will also be on sale.
"Wicked," the smash hit musical that the New York Times called, "one of the most successful shows in Broadway history" is now performing at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire,"Wicked" has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman. It is directed by Joe Mantello, with musical staging by Wayne Cilento. "Wicked' is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The AracaGroup, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.
Winner of 15 major awards including the Grammy(R) Award and three TonyAwards(R), "Wicked" is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long beforeDorothy drops in; two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One, born withemerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other isbeautiful, ambitious and very popular. "Wicked" tells the story of theirremarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become theWicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.