Podcast with WICKED’S KIM ZIMMER

Podcast with KIM ZIMMER from SHOWBIZ CHICAGO on Vimeo.

Kim-Zimmer-gl01Four Time Emmy Award Actress KIM ZIMMER discusses playing the iconic role of Madame Morrible in the mega-hit musical WICKED, which returns to its home at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago. Kim also talks about what happened to the daytime soap opera, where she was a stable for over 30 years. For more information visit BroadwayInChicago.com

Kim Zimmer (Madame Morrible) is best known as Reva Shayne on “Guiding Light” where she received four Lead Actress Emmy Awards along with 11 nominations. Kim’s regional and Off-Broadway credits include Four Dogs and A BoneLove, Loss, and What I WoreBlood BrothersGypsySunset Boulevard;Dirty BlondeCurtains; and Shirley Valentine to name a few. Television credits include “Seinfeld,” “Designing Women,” “Models, Inc.” and “MacGyver.” Zimmer’s experience in daytime television spans 32 years and her best-selling memoir I’m Just Sayin! Is now available in paperback. Married to A.C. Weary for 31 years, they have produced three beautiful and successful children: Rachel, Max and Jake. Kimzimmer.net/twitter/facebook.

Below is the link to the WICKED photos.

WICKED, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell, Disney’s Enchanted, Academy Award® winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman (“My So Called Life,” “Once And Again” and “thirtysomething”), is based on the 1995 best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire. The musical is directed by two-time Tony® Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Vagina Monologues) and features musical staging by Tony® Award winner Wayne Cilento (Aida, The Who’s Tommy, How To Succeed…). WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz, is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

WICKED features set design by Tony® Award winner Eugene Lee (Ragtime, Show Boat, Candide, Sweeney Todd), costume design by Tony® winner Susan Hilferty (Spring Awakening, Into the Woods, Assassins), lighting design by Tony® winner Kenneth Posner (Tony® Award winner for The Coast of Utopia, Hairspray) and sound design by Tony Meola (The Lion King). Stephen Oremus is the show’s music director. Orchestrations are by William David Brohn, with dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott.

As WICKED approaches its 10th Anniversary this October 30th, there are currently nine productions of the musical worldwide: New York, London, Japan (Tokyo), Australia/New Zealand (Auckland), South Korea (Seoul), Latin America (Mexico City), a U.K. Tour, and two concurrent North American National Tours. Broadway’s #1 show for an unprecedented nine consecutive years, WICKED has been declared “A Cultural Phenomenon” by Variety and “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly.

Winner of over 50 major awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, WICKED is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE The performance schedule for WICKED is as follows: Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (no matinee performance 10/30) Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. (additional matinee performance on 10/31 at 2 p.m., no performances on 11/28) Fridays at 7:30 p.m. (additional matinee performances on 11/29 at 2 p.m.) Saturdays at 2 & 8:00 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. (additional matinee performances on 11/3 at 7:30 p.m.) Additional performance Monday 12/16 at 7:30 p.m.

Please note: Ticket prices and performance schedule are subject to change.

TICKET INFORMATION Tickets for WICKED at the Oriental Theatre start at $40. A select number of premium seats are also available for many performances. Tickets are available now for groups of 20 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales (312) 977-1710. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Office (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), at the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com.