After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2008, WICKED, Broadway’s biggest blockbuster will return to The National Arts Centre in Ottawa, July 11th- 29th, 2012. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Monday April 30th at 10:00 a.m. With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Academy Award®-winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman (“My So Called Life,” “Once And Again” and “thirtysomething”), WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz, 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…). Based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED, winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony® Awards, is the untold story of the witches of Oz. It is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone. Tickets for WICKED range in price depending on performance, seat location and date of purchase, beginning at $64.00; tickets go on sale Monday April 30th at 10:00 am at The National Arts Centre Box Office, via phone at 1.888.991.2787 or online at ticketmaster.ca Performances for WICKED in Week One will take place Wednesday at 8pm, Thursday and Saturday at 2 & 8pm, Friday at 8pm and Sunday at 1 & 7:30pm. Performances in Week Two and Three will take place Tuesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2 & 8pm and Sunday at 1 & 7:30pm.