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Smash-hit Broad­way mu­si­cal Wicked adds fur­ther dates to its Hong Kong tour—don’t miss out

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Hit Broad­way mu­si­cal Wicked adds new dates to its Hong Kong tour

e all know what hap­pened when Dorothy went to visit the Wiz­ard of Oz, but what about the witches who were spook­ing around town? Wicked, the Broad­way and West End mu­si­cal phe­nom­e­non that tells the un­told story of the Witches of Oz, is set to cast its mag­i­cal spell over the city when it de­buts at the Academy for Per­form­ing Arts on De­cem­ber 8. De­mand for the block­buster mu­si­cal, which has rou­tinely played to sold-out au­di­ences around the world, has been so over­whelm­ing that the run has been ex­tended to Jan­uary 22. Fea­tur­ing tech­ni­cal wizardry, stun­ning cos­tumes and show­stop­ping songs by three-time Academy Award win­ner Stephen Schwartz, it has been per­formed in 100 cities and 14 coun­tries and been trans­lated into six lan­guages. It also won three Tony awards on Broad­way and two Olivier awards in Lon­don’s West End. The mu­si­cal fol­lows the story of good witch Glinda and green­skinned wicked witch El­phaba and their un­likey friend­ship dur­ing sor­cery school. It’s hu­mor­ous, fan­tas­ti­cal and pep­pered with some se­ri­ously catchy tunes—not least the chart-top­ping fi­nale De­fy­ing Grav­ity.

Tick­ets for the newly added per­for­mances (Jan­uary 10-22) are avail­able on­line at hk­tick­et­

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