"I never dream of playing Elphaba as she is such an iconic character in the western musical. But when opportunity comes knocking, I will be ready," says Jacqueline Hughes, female lead of musical Wicked.
After 13 years' waiting, the award-winning Broadway musical, Wicked, finally comes to China and offers a feast for both eyes and ears in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou from April 11 to July 2 this year.
Wicked tells the story of two sorcery students who happen to share a room in a wizard school. Elphaba is helpful and quirky while Glinda is beautiful, yet ostentatious.
On the back of a strong sales forecast, Alibaba has overtaken tech giant Tencent to become Asia's largest company by market value, Sina Tech reports.
Alibaba closed at $142.34 on Thursday, up 13.29 percent or $16.70 higher, vaulting its capitalization to $362.3 billion and surpassing Tencent's $332.3 billion.
At an investors conference in Hangzhou, Alibaba chief financial officer Maggie Wu said that the company expected revenue growth of 45 to 49 percent in the 2018 financial year.
The figure exceeded market expectations of 36 to 38 percent growth. Shares of Alibaba jumped 7.1 percent to $134.50 in pre-market trading as investors were pleased with the revenue forecast.