Patty Duke starring in SF's Wicked

April 9, 2009 4:44:54 PM PDT
Academy Award winner Patty Duke comes to SF in the smash hit musical Wicked.

About WICKED:
Academy Award-winning actress Patty Duke will play the role of 'Madame Morrible' beginning March 24th. San Francisco audiences and critics alike feel a special connection with WICKED, which had its world premiere at San Francisco's Curran Theatre on May 28, 2003. That engagement followed a long development process during which the entire creative team and cast immersed themselves in the musical's launch at the Curran Theatre. From these roots in the city by the bay, WICKED has gone on to become a worldwide phenomenon that has since redefined theatrical popular culture.

Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market at 8th St.
S.F., CA

Performance Schedule:
Now through May 17
Tuesday - Saturday evenings at 8 pm
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 pm

Beginning May 19, new performance schedule:
Tuesday - Saturday evenings at 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 pm
Sunday evenings at 7:30 pm
Added Performance: Monday evening, June 22 at 8 pm

Tickets for WICKED are now on sale for this open-ended engagement and range in price from $30 to $99. Tickets can be purchased online at shnsf.com and ticketmaster.com/wicked, through Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone 415- 512-7770 and 800-982-2787, at all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers and at the Orpheum Theatre Box Office (1192 Market at 8th St., Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm). Premium packages are also available for all performances. Groups of 20 or more may order now by calling Group Sales at (415) 551-2020.

For more information visit:
www.wickedthemusical.com/sf
www.shnsf.com
www.wicked.com

About Patty Duke:
Patty Duke skyrocketed from bit player to Broadway star when, at the age of 14, she was honored with the Theater World Award as Most Promising Newcomer for her performance as Helen Keller in the Tony Award-winning play The Miracle Worker. Reprising her role in the feature film version, Duke won a Golden Globe Award as the Most Promising Newcomer and the Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress. At 16, it made her the youngest person at that time to win the award.

Soon after, "The Patty Duke Show" debuted, becoming a hit and earning Duke her first Emmy Award nomination. Duke's other Emmy nominations were for her work in "Having Babies," "A Family Upside Down," "Girl on the Edge of Town," "The Women's Room," "George Washington" and "Touched By an Angel." She is the winner of three Emmy Awards for her roles in "My Sweet Charlie," "Captains and The Kings" and "The Miracle Worker," in which she played the role of Annie Sullivan. Among Duke's additional feature film credits are "Billie," "Valley of the Dolls," "Me, Natalie," "Prelude to a Kiss" and "Harvest of Fire." In 1982, Duke was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. At last, the demon that had plagued and mystified her for a lifetime finally had a name. Duke began taking Lithium to keep her symptoms under control and, in 1987, penned her best-selling autobiography, Call Me Anna. Five years later, she and medical reporter Gloria Hochman co-authored A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic Depressive Illness. Duke was first recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Democratic Action and only the third woman in history to be elected president of the Screen Actors Guild.

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