The Broadway sensation 'Wicked' is returning to the Fox Theatre for four weeks.

‘Wicked’ will start on time in Atlanta despite New Orleans cancellations

After part of the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans collapsed earlier this month, all performances of the Broadway musical “Wicked” had to be canceled. 

“Wicked” was playing next door at the Saenger Theatre, and the area was not safe. 

On Sunday, two construction cranes were brought down by explosives, and one fell on to Rampart Street while part of the other hovered over Canal Street.

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This situation fueled rumors the show’s sets were stuck in the Saenger and would not make it to Atlanta in time for Wednesday’s opening.

But Jennifer Colson, regional director of public relations and marketing at Broadway Across America, said there is no need to worry.

“The sets have been loaded on the trucks, and they are on their way to Atlanta,” Colson said.

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“Wicked” returns to the Fox Theatre for a lengthy run Oct. 23-Nov. 17 and fans will have the opportunity to participate in a digital lottery for tickets to every show, the AJC’s Melissa Ruggieri wroteClick here to find out how.

Tickets are still available for most performances and can be purchased through the Fox Theatre.

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