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Wicked The Musical A Big Hit On Broadway
Based on the best-selling novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Songs by Stephen Schwartz
Notables: 7 years running
25th longest running show in musical theatre history
17th longest-running Broadway show
2,870 performances to date
Premiered at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco / May 2003
on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre
Was produced by Universal Pictures
Directed by Joe Mantello
Musical staging by Wayne Cilento
Original Stars were Idina Menzel (currently Mandy Gonzalez) - Elphaba
Kristin Chenoweth (currently Katie Rose Clarke) - Glinda
Joel Grey (P.J. Benjamin) - the Wizard
Awards include 10 Tony Award nominations
Tony Award for Best Actress (Menzel)
Tony Award for Scenic Design and Costume Design
Six Drama Desk Awards
The WIcked Story
We gain a whole lot of insight into how The Wicked Witch of The West ended up being the ominous character we see on The Wizard of Oz. Her upbringing as a green child is fraught with circumstances beyond her control that mold her personality and viewpoints.
We witness her relationship with her sister, Glinda, the Good Witch of The North, and their rivalry over a common love interest. The story is set before and during Dorothy's arrival from Kansas, and keeps us tied to the familiar story made famous from the movie The Wizard of Oz.
It is a wonderful musical that has earned it's success through great music, story and magical characters.
Wicked Schedule and Tickets
The Broadway production of Wicked is being seen all over the country and all over the world!
If you aren't planning a trip or vacation to The Big Apple and able to see the musical right on Broadway, you will want to check out their current schedule to see when they are performing in your area. Consumers Choice Tickets has the complete schedule and ticket availability as well as discounted last minute tickets.