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PlayhouseSquare to be site of ‘A Wicked Wonderland’ benefit in December

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Benefit will feature members of the National Tour of “Wicked

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Proceeds to go to “Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids” and “Adis Taskforce of Greater Cleveland

Aids Taskforce of Greater Cleveland will join with the National Touring Company of “Wicked” to host “A Wicked Wonderland” at the Hanna Theater. The event will be held on Monday, December 16, 2013 at the Hanna Theatre located in Playhouse Square at 2067 East 14th Street, Cleveland, OH and will feature holiday songs and dance.

“A Wicked Wonderland” is a series of performances by the touring company that helps raise money for organizations that support the message of “Wicked” being that people should not be judged by first impressions. In the eight years that these series of events have been held over $2 million has been raised for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and local AIDS service organizations across the country.

The benefit show is produced by cas members Kevin Beebee and Luaren Haughton and allows company members to step away from their roles in “Wicked” and perform a series of no “Oz” holiday numbers.

VIP admission is a $75 donation, which includes preferred seating and admission to a post-show reception with members of the company. General admission tickets are available for $35. All proceeds benefit BC/EFA and AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland. Admission donations are tax deductible.

Tickets are available through the PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office, or by phone at 216.241.6000

This Monday night event will include LIVE and SILENT auctions featuring opportunities to join the company backstage at the State Theatre as well as some once in a lifetime “Wicked” experiences you’ll never forget. Proceeds benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland.

Live Auction items will include

• Watch the “Greening of Elphaba”, backstage tour, plus 2 house seats for a performance of “Wicked” between December 17th – January 4th

• Ride in Glinda's bubble (the same bubble Kristin Chenoweth flew into the 2004 Tony Awards), backstage tour between December 17th – January 4th.

• Walk-on role to be in an actual performance of “Wicked”, backstage tour, costume fitting, plus 2 house seats for friends and family to come see you in “Wicked” between December 17th – January 4th

WICKED is currently running at the State Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, playing for five weeks through January 5, 2014.

Tickets are on sale at the PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office, online or by calling 216-241-6000. Due to the holidays, performance days and times vary; please for the most up to date performance schedule.

About Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $225 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.Broadway Cares awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide and is the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic. For more information, please visit Broadway Cares online at, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, watch us on YouTube, tag us on Instagram and pin us on Pinterest

About AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland

The AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland, an affiliate of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) provides a compassionate and collaborative response to the needs of people infected, affected and at risk of HIV/AIDS. AHF is a global organization that provides cutting edge medicine and advocacy to more than 200,000 people in 28 countries. It is the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the United States. The Taskforce, the oldest AIDS Service Organization in Ohio, serves over 1,200 clients and their families by providing vital social services to including case management, housing, nutrition, transportation and HIV/AIDS/STDs education/ prevention, research and advocacy.


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