Apr 25, 2010

WICKED COMPANY MEMBERS TO SING NATIONAL ANTHEM ON MONDAY AT DBAP

4.25.10- WICKED COMPANY MEMBERS TO SING NATIONAL ANTHEM ON MONDAY AT DBAP.

For Immediate Release

Durham, NC – The Durham Bulls are proud to host cast members from the hit Broadway show, Wicked, on Monday, April 26th at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park for the series finale against the Gwinnett Braves at 11:05 AM. First North American Tour Original Company Member Chris Peluso, who plays Fiyero in the production, will perform the National Anthem prior to the game which will be seen on the MLB Network. Zach Hanna, who plays Boq, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Wicked, a new musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Academy Award winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman (“My So Called Life,” “Once And Again” and “thirtysomething”) based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, is currently running at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center through Sunday, May 16.

The musical is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Vagina Monologues, 9 to 5) and features musical staging by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento (Aida, The Who’s Tommy, How To Succeed…). Wicked, winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy® Award and 3 Tony® Awards, is the untold story of the witches of Oz. It is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

WICKED has “cast quite a spell” (Washington Post) throughout North America, breaking box office records in every city that it has played, including Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Philadelphia and Boston to name a few.

Called “a cultural phenomenon” by Variety and just named “the defining musical of the decade” by The New York Times, Wicked continues to thrill audiences around the world. There are currently eight productions of Wicked worldwide, including two North American tours, a Broadway production, San Francisco production, London production, a Japanese-language production, a German-language production and Australian production. A Dutch-language production of Wicked will open in 2011.

Tickets for Monday’s game between the Bulls and Gwinnett Braves are available at www.durhambulls.com or by phone at (919) 956-Bull. For a detailed schedule of performance and more information about Wicked, visit www.DPACnc.com.

 

About Chris Peluso…
Broadway: Sky in Mamma Mia!, Elton John’s Lestat, Assassins and The Glorious Ones (Lincoln Center). Regional: Ted Hinton in the world premiere of Bonnie and Clyde (La Jolla Playhouse), Ace (St. Louis Rep. and Cincinnati Playhouse), Les Misérables (Marriott Lincolnshire), Tony in West Side Story (Barrington Stage Company) and 1776 (Ford’s Theatre).

About Zach Hanna…
Off-Broadway: Altar Boyz (Mark). National tours: Copacabana (Tony), Altar Boyz (Mark). Regional: Jesus Christ Superstar (Annas), Baby (Danny), Convenience (Ethan), The Who’s Tommy (Tommy) among favorites. Zach is a proud Ohio native and a graduate of The Boston Conservatory.

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