Orpheum Theatre Announces the End of Wicked – Fantastic Run Ends September 5, 2010

SHN’s fantastic run of Wicked at our Orpheum Theatre is leaving us on September 5th, 2010 – that’s the news that came out over the weekend. 

Have you seen new witch Eden Espinosa yet? Well this is it. This’ll be your last chance to see the defining musical of the past decade.

A new batch of tickets are on sale now. See you there! (Again, maybe.)

All the deets, below.

This run will continue defying gravity until the end of summer:

by Joan Marcus


SAN FRANCISCO… The San Francisco production of the smash hit musical WICKED will play its final performance on Sunday, September 5, 2010, ending its record-breaking run at the Orpheum Theatre.  Tickets are now on sale for all performances through September 5th. Upon closing, WICKED will have played 660 performances and 12 previews.

WICKED, “the San Francisco-born musical that has conquered the world” (San Francisco Chronicle) , and which was recently called “the defining musical of the decade” by The New York Times, has already amassed over $1.8 billion globally in ticket sales and has been seen by over 23 million people worldwide.  The show’s enormous popularity was instantly apparent in San Francisco-immediately after it opened, WICKED broke the one-week San Francisco box office record with gross ticket sales of $1,459,610.50 surpassing the record previously held by The Phantom of the Opera.  Over one million patrons have seen WICKED in San Francisco, and to date the production has grossed over $75 million. 

More deets, after the jump.

Producer David Stone said, “Seven years ago, the first WICKED company came to San Francisco to develop this show and present the world premiere prior to Broadway.  The entire creative team immersed themselves in the show’s launch at the Curran Theatre. San Francisco embraced us then, made us feel welcome, and supported us as we did our work.  We feel a special connection here in the Bay Area, and this extended engagement has allowed us to become an integral part of San Francisco. WICKED has had great success in every city it has played, but it is perhaps most gratifying to have had such a successful run in the city we call home.”
“WICKED is truly an international phenomenon and it has been our great pleasure to have the show play its record-breaking engagement at The Orpheum Theatre,” enthused SHN President Carole Shorenstein Hays. “WICKED’s success and the way it has enthralled Bay Area audiences puts it alongside The Phantom of the Opera in our history of blockbuster engagements.  We thank Marc Platt, David Stone and the entire WICKED family.”

Tickets for WICKED are on sale through September 5 and range in price from $30 to $99. Tickets can be purchased online at shnsf.com and ticketmaster.com/wicked, through Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone 415- 512-7770 and 800-982-2787, at all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers and at the Orpheum Theatre Box Office (1192 Market at 8th St., Mon-Sat 10 AM – 6PM).Premium packages are also available for all performances.  Groups of 20 or more may order by calling Group Sales at (415) 551-2020. 
Tuesday – Saturday evenings at 8 PM
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 PM
Select Wednesday matinees at 2 PM and select Sunday evenings at 7:30 PM

For more information about WICKED at the Orpheum Theatre, please visit wickedthemusical.com/sf or shnsf.com. For information about WICKED world-wide, please visit wickedthemusical.com.

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3 Responses to “Orpheum Theatre Announces the End of Wicked – Fantastic Run Ends September 5, 2010”

  1. Neil says:

    I saw it last night. Amazing show!

  2. grace says:

    Why is WICKED leaving SF? I didn’t catch why upon reading this article. WICKED is such an amazing musical and it makes me sad since I’m from socal and I was sad when they left LA but I was luckily able to see it when it was on tour in San Diego, but I wanted to see it again. Sadly I wont be able to make it back out to SF until after their final show. I am SAD. I wanted to defy gravity one more time

  3. sfcitizen says:

    It had a long run. It was extended a couple times already. I think there’s other shows that need the space…