From the Wicked News today:
TICK TOCK! THE CLOCK OF THE TIME DRAGON SAYS THAT
THIS IS THE FINAL SUMMER FOR WICKED IN LOS ANGELES!
Yes, Fellow Ozians, the Time Dragon has brought to our attention that this is the final summer to see WICKED at the Pantages Theatre before it flies off to the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. The Los Angeles production of WICKED will play its final performance on January 11, 2009, ending its record-breaking run at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. Upon closing, the production will have played 791 performances and 12 previews. The WICKED company will then travel to San Francisco beginning performances later that month at the Orpheum Theatre.
Producer Marc Platt states, “WICKED has been one of the biggest hits in Los Angeles theatre history and we are thrilled that theatergoers here have embraced the musical and welcomed us so heartily. Our run at the Pantages has been a joy for the entire company and will place WICKED alongside only two other shows in recent memory that have successfully called Los Angeles home for an extended stay – The Lion King and The Phantom of the Opera.”