Opened: October 30, 2003
Wicked Director: Joe Mantello
Wicked Music By: Stephen Schwartz
Wicked Lyrics By: Stephen Schwartz
Theatre: Gershwin Theatre
Theatre Location: 222 West 51st Street, New York, NY
Notable Actors: Kristin Chenoweth (The West Wing, Pushing Daisies), Carol Kane (The Princess Bride)
Wicked is a famous musical production that made its first debut at New York's Gershwin Theatre, only to expand on a nationwide tour. The musical is based on the book Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, by Gregory Magurie, which occurs in parallel to the story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. Wicked is a Tony award-winning musical by Stephen Schwartz. Appealing to a vast array of audiences, Wicked deals with issues surrounding women, friendship, societal standards and also resonates with the audience who enjoyed The Wizard of Oz.
There is much to enjoy while watching Wicked. There are wildly entertaining musical numbers, including "The Wizard and I," "No One Mourns The Wicked," "Popular," and many more. There are many unforgettable Wicked characters like Elphaba Thropp, Galinda Upland, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and Boq. Wicked is one of the best musicals to attend when you're looking for a great classic story and memorable tunes.
Wicked has celebrated many achievements since its Broadway debut in 2003. In addition to the nationwide tour, Wicked expanded its show to Tokyo, Melbourne, Stuttgart and many other locations. It is the recipient of multiple Tony nominations, Tony Awards and Grammy Awards. Buy Wicked tickets today and experience the excitement of the Broadway production live!
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Wicked/Chicago I've seen the show twice and not been bored a single moment either time (despite not being a theater afficianado). The way the plot is interwoven into the "Wizard Of Oz" story we grew up with is genius...the show's sense of humor and study in how we treat people that are "different" is wonderful for all ages. If you've never seen a Broadway play...start with "Wicked!" December 13, 2010
Wicked with the kids. Well we took the kids to the show with us. They whinned the whole way but after the show started they loved it and even thanked us on the way home. August 3, 2010
Don't miss this one! This is first and foremost, a GREAT story. If you liked the Wizard of Oz and who didn't?) you will love this! But beyond that, the music is fantastic - you will find yourself humming the tunes for days after! January 4, 2012
GREAT Best Musical ever! April 30, 2012