In an exciting New York hotel first, The Pierre New York, A Taj Hotel announced today The Wicked Ozdust Series, an intimate set of performances leading up to the acclaimed musical’s 15th anniversary this fall.
The performances will be part of Broadway At The Pierre, The Pierre’s popular monthly cabaret series in the iconic hotel’s Two E Bar & Lounge. Featuring songs and stories from musical theater’s brightest stars in a cabaret setting, the program launched last October with two sold-out shows reuniting Wicked cast members Jennifer DiNoia (Elphaba) and Hayley Podschun (Glinda). The Ozdust Series marks the first-ever New York hotel cabaret residency of a Broadway show.
“Wicked continues to excite audiences here and all over the world,” said General Manager François-Olivier Luiggi. “We are thrilled to welcome the show back to our Two E stage during this milestone year, and proud to give fans the chance to see some of Wicked‘s most beloved cast members in the intimate setting of Broadway At The Pierre.”
On Monday June 25th, the series begins with Wicked alums Christine Dwyer (Elphaba) and Daniel Quadrino (Boq). Future performances will take place on August 20th and October 15th (cast members to be announced). Each performance will feature show-inspired menu items, including Ozmopolitan and Wicked-tini cocktails and Wicked chocolate pops. Guests can also enjoy a special three-course pre- and post-show dinner menu at The Pierre’s signature restaurant Perrine featuring an encore of the Wicked Witch Hat Trick, a decadent made-to-order dessert: Smoky deep dark chocolate, layers of dark chocolate ganache, crunchy hazelnut merengue, melting witch hat,” pistachio ice cream and salted caramel sauce (photos and video attached and also available here).
Advance reservations required for all performances. $75 food & Beverage minimum includes set menu, welcome drink and show. For bookings, please visit Two E on Open Table, call 212.940.8113 or email mailto:TwoE@tajhotels.com.
The Broadway sensation Wicked looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”
Winner of over 100 international awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, Wicked has been performed in over 100 cities in 14 countries around the world (U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, Mexico, and Brazil) and has thus far been translated into six languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, Korean, and Portuguese.
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. The production is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento. Wicked is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.
For more information about Wicked, please visit www.WickedTheMusical.com.
A New York icon, The Pierre, A Taj Hotel continues to set the standard for timeless elegance and
unrivaled hospitality in New York City. Situated on Central Park, The Pierre remains a landmark treasured by visitors and New Yorkers alike since opening in 1930. It is the only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star rated property on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The hotel’s 189 rooms, 49 of which are suites, offer classic design with couture touches, abundant natural light, and high ceilings. First‐rate amenities include white‐gloved elevator attendants, a Les Clefs d’Or Concierge team, and a complimentary Jaguar house car. Exquisite entertaining is synonymous with The Pierre, and its opulent Grand Ballroom, Cotillion Room, and Rotunda continue to host New York’s most unforgettable events, while chic, multi‐functional meeting rooms welcome private gatherings, from intimate closing dinners to annual shareholder meetings. The Pierre’s robust food and beverage program boasts 24‐hour gourmet room service, Afternoon Tea service and cocktail program at Two E Bar/Lounge, seasonal fare with outdoor seating at signature restaurant Perrine and indulgent cuisine in the whimsical Rotunda. Follow The Pierre on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, & Twitter: @thepierreny. www.thepierreny.com
Originally the Gentlemen’s Library when The Pierre opened in 1930, Two E Bar & Lounge has become one of the most beloved venues at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel. Its coveted traditional Afternoon Tea menu is created by a full in-house pastry team. At night, Two E transforms into a stylish bar that serves up handcrafted cocktails complemented by small plates. A Neo-Classical lounge, Two E was designed to reflect a chic Upper East Side residence. www.thepierreny.com/dining/twoebar/