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Wicked

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Theater
Gershwin Theatre

222 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

Duration
2hrs, 45mins
1 Intermission
Audience
Minimum age is 5 years old. Child must have a ticket.
Important Dates
Preview
Oct 08, 2003
Opening
Oct 30, 2003
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The untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

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A vivid reimagining of the classic The Wizard of Oz, Wicked spotlights the untold stories of Oz’s most famous (or infamous) characters, namely the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friend, Glinda the Good. The show follows green-skinned star Elphaba from birth to college and through the life-changing events which eventually label her “wicked,” introducing spoiled rich girl Glinda, local prince and heartthrob Fiyero and even the Wizard of Oz himself, a troubled man very unlike the one you may remember. As Elphaba, a passionate political activist if there ever was one, fights injustice and seeks to undo the mistakes of the past, dark secrets and personal tragedies shape the history of Oz, paying homage to the classic Wizard of Oz story while simultaneously changing fans’ understanding of it forever. A cautionary tale about love, friendship and trust, Wicked effortlessly reveals that there are indeed two sides to every story.

Critics’ Reviews

The most complete, and completely satisfying, musical I've come across in a long time.

Review by Elysa Gardner from USA Today

Winnie Holzman's script keeps the gags coming as it cleverly subverts the film that spawned it. Packed with spectacular coups de theatre and magical effects.

Review by Charles Spencer from The Daily Telegraph

Cast & Creative

Cast

  • Elphaba
    Rachel Tucker
  • Glinda
    Carrie St. Louis
  • Fiyero
    Jonah Platt
  • The Wizard
  • Madame Morrible
  • Boq
    Zachary Piser
  • Nessarose
    Dawn E. Cantwell
  • Dr. Dillamond
    Michael Genet

Creative

  • Music and Lyrics
    Stephen Schwartz
  • Book
    Winnie Holzman
  • Director
    Joe Mantello
  • Choreographer
    Wayne Cilento
  • Set Designer
    Eugene Lee
  • Costume Designer
    Susan Hilferty
  • Lighting Designer
    Kenneth Posner
  • Sound Designer
    Tony Meola

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Wicked Like?
Visually stunning, Wicked boasts a soaring score from Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin), Tony Award-winning sets and costumes and some of the most gravity-defying moments on the Great White Way.

Is Wicked Good for Kids?
Like The Wizard of OzWicked is the definition of family-friendly. But like the classic 1939 movie, younger children may find it too long or be frightened by the show's flying monkeys, allusions to offstage violence and death of a character. Most children over eight, however, will be delighted by the world of Wicked.