Break out your green evening gown, because the hit musical Wicked is celebrating a very important birthday on October 30! Broadway’s most “popular” witches will honor their 10th anniversary on the Great White Way with a special performance at the Gershwin Theatre, followed by a company party with some very Wicked alumni.
But wait, there’s more! A commemorative Wicked deluxe edition CD is hitting store shelves on November 19 with new bonus tracks, including “Popular Song” by Mika, featuring Broadway alum and pop star Ariana Grande. It will be available for digital download on October 29.
Additionally, all sorts of Wicked-awesome events will be happening throughout New York City. Magnolia Bakery’s five Big Apple locations are going green—from Friday through Sunday every weekend in October, the stores will offer a special Emerald City cupcake. While you’re getting your sugar fix, stop by Eleni’s and pick up a special gift box of cookies through December 31, featuring treats inspired by Elphaba, Glinda and more. Plus a new Wicked display with costumes, merchandise and memorabilia will be open to the public at the NBC Experience Store in Rockefeller Plaza from October 20 through November 1.
You don’t have to live in Manhattan to get in on the celebration—Wicked will give away 30 prizes via social media through Facebook and Twitter throughout the month of October. And celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann has created a new, limited edition nail polish collection based on the hit musical, available exclusively at Sephora cosmetics stores.
Wicked currently stars Lindsay Mendez as Elphaba, Alli Mauzey as Glinda, Derek Klena as Fiyero and Tom McGowan as the Wizard. The blockbuster has grossed over $3.1 billion at the box office and been seen by more than 38 million people throughout the world since its opening night on Broadway in 2003.