An email announcement will go out to subscribers today. The national tour of “Wicked” will play at the Saroyan Theatre April 6-17, 2011. The news was up earlier today on the Broadway in Fresno Web site, although as of 3 p.m. it appears to have been taken down.
As far as I know, this will be the first time that a major musical has played in Fresno for nearly two weeks. (“Les Miserables” played for eight shows in 1993 and six shows in 1996.)
Check out the other titles in the season: “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Color Purple,” “Legally Blonde,” “Spamalot.” Lots of exciting stuff.
The Broadway in Fresno producers plan to offer a special press event next month at the Saroyan Theatre to hype the upcoming season. “Wicked” cast members are expected to attend.