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WICKED

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"Remember the last time an original Broadway musical made you laugh, cry and think - in the right places, and for the right reasons?"

Elysa Gardner, US Today

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WICKED Shows Support for One Billion Rising with Epic Dance Sequence

The company of Broadway's Wicked sent Women's History Month off in style yesterday with an epic dance around the entirety of the Gershwin. The dance uses original choreography to match the song 'Break the Chain'. Check out the Facebook video of the cast dancing through life in their striking Emerald City costumes below!

WICKED, the Broadway sensation, 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-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." From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked-the untold true story of the Witches of Oz-transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story.

One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentine's Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. On 14 February 2013, people across the world came together to express their outrage, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women. On 14 February 2014, One Billion Rising for Justice focused on the issue of justice for all survivors of gender violence, and highlighted the impunity that lives at the intersection of poverty, racism, war, the plunder of the environment, capitalism, imperialism, and patriarchy. For the third year of the campaign, One Billion Rising's global coordinators chose the theme of "Revolution" as an escalation of the demand for justice, and to build upon the massive efforts of communities worldwide that also looked at the roots and causes of violence as part of their call for justice. On (or around) 14 February 2015, millions of activists in over 200 countries gathered to Rise for REVOLUTION, to change the paradigm, demand accountability, justice and systematic CHANGE. We are rising to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness - one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable. In 2016, the theme of Revolution continues with a call to focus on marginalised women and to bring national and international focus to their issues; to bring in new artistic energy; to amplify Revolution as a call for system change to end violence against women and girls*; to call on people to rise for others, and not just for ourselves.

*Women and girls is an inclusive term reflecting all those who were assigned and/or identify as female.

Article reprinted with permission from www.BroadwayWorld.com

WHAT WE SAY

Wicked - Defying Gravity

Almost 13 years after it's debut, Wicked still manages to entertain audiences with its epic staging and top-notch talent. It manages to tackle a lot of important themes that are relevant to our world today, while still giving you an amazing experien more »

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133 reviews, average rating: (4.9 Stars)

Andrew: “Believe The Hype!”

I tend to be wary of anything with the amount of hype Wicked has received, ... more

James: “Top Show!”

I recently took my wife to see the show, it was fantastic and highly reco... more

Craig: “Wonderful”

Enormously entertaining and a definite must-see! 5 out of 5 stars!... more

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