Wicked - The Musical touring Nationally
Wicked—the Musical opened on Broadway on October 30, 2003, at the Gershwin Theater. Reviews ranged from the mixed to the wildly enthusiastic, and the audience response, then and since, has been solidly in the second camp. The Gershwin Theater hit a house record of weekly income in the play's third week, with grosses of 1.1 million dollars. At this writing a national touring company is continuing a triumphant first sweep of the nation, while a second sit-down company has settled indefinitely in Chicago. Look for related articles on Maguire and Wicked in Show People, USA Weekend, People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, the New York Times Arts Section, etc.—some of these are accessible through the Wicked—the Musical's website, clicking on wicked buzz and then press clips.
General Information about Events
Since the publication
of his first novel for children in 1978, Gregory Maguire has been a popular
speaker at schools, bookstores, and conferences all across the United
States. He has led workshops in creative writing for children and for
adults. He has also spoken at conferences abroad, and visited schools
on four continents.
Gregory Maguire is
available to appear at bookstores, libraries, grade schools, colleges,
PTA meetings, professional conferences, and so on.
In all circumstances
Mr. Maguire is happy to sign copies of his books. Due to a mild but chronic
problem with his wrists, he is unable to sign autograph books for children.
Wolves Sing Mozart is an essay by Mr. Maguire which includes descriptions
of two of his more memorable talks with schoolchildren.
having to do with his writing for adults, please contact the HarperCollins
publicity department. At the time of this writing the contact person is
Paul Olsewski. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
He will be in touch with Mr. Maguire as to fees, arrangements, and availability.
all of his presentations, for children and adults alike, touched at least
in part on the experience Mr. Maguire had in his formative years. As a
child he was dedicated to reading and writing. He composed more than a
hundred stories and novels between the ages of seven and seventeen, and
he often shows slides illustrating the development of his illustrationsand,
by extension, his storytelling prowessas a way to encourage writers
of all ages to grab authorityas an author.