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The Durham Performing Arts Center will present "Wicked," starring Durham native Laurel Harris as Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West, from Jan. 7th to 25th (photo by Joan Marcus)

Blockbuster Broadway Musical “Wicked” at DPAC More Than Lives Up to Its Advance Billing

The national tour of the blockbuster Broadway musical Wicked has touched down at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) for a three-week run. If the Jan. 8th performance is any indication, it will be three weeks of sellouts for DPAC. The universally acclaimed musical tells the story of the Wicked Witch of the West from… Read More ›

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present "Wicked," starring Durham native Laurel Harris as Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West, from Jan. 7th to 25th (photo by Joan Marcus)

It May Only Be January, But “Wicked” Will Be Hard to Top for Show of the Year

The Wizard of Oz is one of those stories that all people think they know well. According to the musical “Wicked,” based on the book by Gregory Maguire, however, there’s a whole other side of the story- the side of the Wicked Witch of the West. For those ready to have their perceptions of the… Read More ›

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present "Wicked," starring Durham native Laurel Harris as Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West, from Jan. 7th to 25th (photo by Joan Marcus)

“Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz” Returns to DPAC for a Three-Week Run on Jan. 7-25

Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz is returning to the Durham Performing Arts Center, in the American Tobacco Historic District, for 24 performances on Jan. 7-11, 13-18, and 20-25. Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out [2003] and Assassins [2004]), with musical staging by Tony winner Wayne Cilento… Read More ›

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present "Wicked" on May 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, and 22-27

Oh, What a Night! “Wicked” Returns to Durham, and Tiffany Haas and Christine Dwyer Set DPAC Ablaze

Incendiary performances by Tiffany Haas and Christine Dwyer really lit up the Durham Performing Arts Center stage during the May 3rd press-night performance of “Wicked,” whose four-week return engagement runs through May 27th. Haas is delightfully dim as the insufferably snobbish and self-centered wealthy blonde beauty Galinda, who ironically comes to be known as Glinda the Good; and Dwyer is simply wonderful as her raven-haired, green-skinned, hair-trigger-tempered socially conscious college roommate Elphaba, a pariah at Shiz University who will become the Wicked Witch of the West as her skill at sorcery manifests itself.

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present "Wicked" on May 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, and 22-27

Back by Popular Demand: “Wicked” Will Start Its Four-Week 2012 Run at DPAC on May 2nd

“Wicked” is back by popular demand at the Durham Performing Arts Center for a four-week return engagement that runs May 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, and 22-27 in DPAC‘s 2,700-seat, state-of-the-art theater in the American Tobacco District in downtown Durham, NC. With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman, based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked retells the story of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” from the viewpoint of the Wicked Witch of the West.