Wicked Announces Lottery for $25 Tickets

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A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Detroit Opera House with performances from August 8 – September 2, 2018.
 
Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Detroit Opera House box office 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 novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. The production is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento. WICKED is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.
 
Since opening in 2003, WICKED has been performed in over 100 cities in 15 countries around the world (U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, China, Mexico, and Brazil) and has thus far been translated into six languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, Korean, and Portuguese. 
 
Declared “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly and “A Cultural Phenomenon” by Variety, WICKED is the recipient of over 100 international awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards.
 
Performance times for WICKED appearing August 8 – September 2, 2018 at the Detroit Opera House, located at 1526 Broadway, in Detroit are:
 
•   Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.
•   Sunday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
•   Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
•   Thursday, August 9 matinee at 1:00 p.m.
•   Special open captioned performance on August 12 at 7:30 p.m.
 
Tickets for WICKED start at $43 (includes facility fee) and are available for purchase online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-982-2787, and at the Fisher Theatre and Detroit Opera House box office. For group sales (15 or more) please call 313-871-1132 or email groups@broadwayindetroit.com. Tickets for the open captioned performance may be purchased in person at the Fisher Theatre Box Office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0.  Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.
 
Broadway In Detroit uses Ticketmaster as its sole, authorized ticketing agent. Individual tickets purchased from a ticket broker or “third party” ticket reseller involves risk and may not be authentic, sold at box office prices, or with correct performance and venue information. Broadway In Detroit box offices cannot reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets sold through a third party or ticket reseller. Broadway In Detroit is also unable to contact third party purchasers with pertinent updates or changes regarding performances.
 
For more information, please visit www.BroadwayInDetroit.com.

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