WICKED FAQ

Defying Gravity

Stephen Schwartz is very encouraged and thankful for the tremendously positive reaction WICKED the Musical has received.  In this section, you will find information and answers to the most common WICKED inquiries we receive. For more Questions & Answers about WICKED, please visit the STEPHEN SCHWARTZ FORUM ARCHIVES.

WICKED INFORMATION
WICKED LICENSING/RIGHTS
MECHANICAL LICENSE
WICKED TICKETS
SCHOOL PROJECTS
MOVIE VERSION OF WICKED?
COMPLETE SCORE TO WICKED
INDIVIDUAL SONGS IN ORIGINAL FORMAT
CONCERT OF WICKED (Only 3 songs allowed)
CASTING/FOREIGN PRODUCTION ANNOUNCEMENTS
CONTACTING THE ACTORS
AUDITIONING/APPLYING FOR POSITIONS

WICKED INFORMATION

One of the best sources for lots of information about WICKED is Carol de Giere’s fan based website www.musicalschwartz.com.  Carol updates her site very frequently, so you should be able to read the very latest news there.  Here is the link to her WICKED page: www.musicalschwartz.com/wicked.htm#faqs

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WICKED TICKETS

If you are having difficulty finding available tickets to WICKED, you can try one of the Web sites that sells premium tickets.  Carol de Giere includes links to several of these Web sites at:  www.musicalschwartz.com/wicked-nyc.htm.  We don’t have access to discount tickets, and if the show is sold out, unfortunately, there’s nothing we can do to help.

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MECHANICAL LICENSE

In order to record one of the songs from WICKED, you will need to obtain a mechanical license.  In the case of WICKED only (and not Stephen’s other music), a mechanical license can be obtained by sending your request via email to office@stephenschwartz.com or by calling 212-315-1736.

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SCHOOL PROJECTS

We have gotten a lot of requests for help on school projects about WICKED and/or Stephen Schwartz’s work.  Due to Mr. Schwartz’s current schedule, it’s difficult for him to find time to respond to multiple questions that require in-depth responses.  If you decide to do a school project on WICKED or Stephen Schwartz, we would appreciate it if you would do a thorough search of the Stephen Schwartz forum – Stephen has been answering questions posed by fans for many years, and you can likely find answers to the questions you have. Additionally, a thorough search of www.musicalschwartz.com could find answers for you, too.

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MOVIE VERSION OF WICKED?

Stephen Schwartz:  “I do think that WICKED could work very well as a movie, and I hope a movie will be made of it in some years time. But I hope you will have a chance to see it on stage before that, either on Broadway or if the touring company comes to a theatre closer to where you are.”

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COMPLETE SCORE TO WICKED

At this point, we are unaware of any plans to make the complete WICKED score available.  If that should change, we will post an announcement on this site.

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INDIVIDUAL SONGS IN ORIGINAL FORMAT

We are only allowed to send out a few songs for special circumstances.  (We have received a lot of requests from people asking for every song in the show).  Stephen Schwartz states this very clearly in his “note from the composer” in the front of the songbook:  “In special circumstances, when someone needs a song in the original show format, that can be obtained by emailing me at…”  So, if you have a special need and would like PDF files of a song in its original format, please email Mr. Schwartz’s assistant, Michael, at MichaelCole@stephenschwartz.com with an explanation of your circumstances, and list the song title you are requesting in the subject line.

****IMPORTANT**** Please make sure to send an email address that will accept large PDF files.  Very often, these files bounce back as undeliverable, so make sure there’s enough room in your Inbox or provide an email address that will accept these files.

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CONCERT OF WICKED (Only 3 songs allowed)

Permission: The producers of the show have asked Stephen Schwartz to permit no more than THREE (3) songs from WICKED to be performed in any single event; therefore, a concert version of all the music from WICKED cannot be allowed at this time. You or your group may perform up to three songs without further permission. However, there is a royalty fee to be paid to ASCAP: You must also check with your performance venue to confirm whether or not it has already been licensed for ASCAP (or, if not in the USA, with the licensing agency in your country to see if they have a reciprocal relationship with ASCAP). If the venue is already set up for this, you don’t need to pay a fee, but if not, you need to contact us at office@stephenschwartz.com with “Concert” in the subject heading.

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WICKED LICENSING/RIGHTS

Stephen Schwartz:  We are in the process of negotiating the deal for stock-and-amateur licensing rights to WICKED.  Needless to say, I don’t expect them to become available for some time, since they are generally not made available until after the Broadway production has closed.  If all continues to go well with the Broadway production, that is probably several years away.

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CASTING/FOREIGN PRODUCTION/TOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS

We’ve been asked often about replacements, casting of the tour, where the tour will play, etc., as well as possible foreign productions. We are not permitted to announce anything on this site before it becomes public information.

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CONTACTING THE ACTORS

If you are interested in contacting one of the actors from WICKED, you may do so by writing to them at:

Actor’s name
c/o The Gershwin Theatre
222 W. 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

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AUDITIONING/APPLYING FOR POSITIONS

Unfortunately, we can’t provide special access for this kind of request.  If you are interested in being seen for WICKED or being considered in other capacities, you must follow the usual channels (Agent submissions, Open calls, etc.).  Contact:  Bernard Telsey Casting and 321 Theatrical Management (both are located in New York City).

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For more information about WICKED, please visit the STEPHEN SCHWARTZ FORUM ARCHIVES

 

Thank you again for your interest and enthusiasm for WICKED.  We hope this information has been helpful to our friends and fans of the show.