Friday, June 27, 2008

Rondi Reed Helps Make Chicago Wicked A Gas This Summer

Rondi Reed Helps Make Chicago Wicked A Gas This Summer

Less than two weeks ago, August: Osage County's Rondi Reed (pictured) was honored with a Tony Award for her stellar performance as Mattie Fae Aiken.

The Steppenwolf ensemble member has since returned home to Chicago, but it's not to take on a role in Tracy Letts' new play Superior Donuts, which opens this Sunday. No, on that very same day, this amazing actress is returning to a role she originated in the Windy City just over three years ago to the day. Once again, she'll become Madame Morrible in Chicago's sitdown production of Wicked. Reed will join fellow Steppenwolf ensemble member K. Todd Freeman, who portrays Doctor Dillamond.

Certainly, her reappearance in the production should be more than enough to entice Midwesterners to make tracks to the city's Oriental Theatre. But wait! There's more!

For performances from July 1 though 6, those who purchase two tickets (with the exception of lowest priced seating) are eligible to receive one $50 gas card. The offer's fine print states:
Valid only for July 1- 6, 2008 performances. Must use code "GAS" when ordering. Not valid on lowest price seating. Gas cards will be distributed at the orchestra level bar on the night of the performance when you present your coded ticket. Subject to availability. Limited number of seats per performance and price level. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Regular ticketing and handling fees will apply. Other restrictions may apply. Not available at outlets.
While the Chicago sitdown production of Wicked is now due to close on January 25, 2009 after 1500 performances and grossing more than $200 million, I would strongly suggest that anyone hoping to see Rondi Reed perform best get there over the next few months. After all, August: Osage County is due to begin performances in London with most of its original cast come November, and I'd say it's a good bet that Reed will be returning to the role that earned her that well-deserved Tony.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Click here for Wicked Chicago tickets.
Related Stories:
August: Osage County (The SOB Revisit) (June 18, 2008)
Tony Awards: Win Place Show (June 16, 2008)
August: Coming To A County Near You (June 12, 2008)
SOB's 2008 Tony Picks - Who Will Win (June 10, 2008)
SOB's 2008 Tony Picks - Part II (June 5, 2008)
"What Is The 'Value' Of Theatre?" (March 19, 2008)
August: Osage County (The SOB Revisit) (February 20, 2008)
August: Osage County (The SOB Review) (August 19, 2007)
Approaching One Year, Chicago's Wicked Continues to Captivate (May 23, 2006)

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At 27 June, 2008, Blogger Esther said...

So I think I know the answer to this, but have you seen in Rondi Reed in Wicked? And what was she like in role? I wish I could see her!

At 27 June, 2008, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Esther, Yes indeed - several times, as a matter of fact. And she was great!


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