The musical Wicked tells the story of two young witches who begin as rivals and later become the best of friends. The tale occurs in the land of Oz, long before a young Dorothy is whisked away from her home in Kansas by a tornado. The presentation introduces audiences to the unique-looking Elphaba and her bright green skin and the bubbly, quick-witted Glinda. As the story progresses, all become privy as to how Elphaba became the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda became the Good Witch. The now popular Broadway performance has been presented at the Gershwin Theatre for more than a decade to the delight of spectators young and old. Some of the more well-known tunes written by Stephen Schwartz include "Defying Gravity" and "Popular." The presentation additionally dazzles guests through its colorful, elaborate costumes and spectacular sets. The wildly successful show is based on a novel written by Gregory Maguire entitled Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.
The Award-winning Musical
Since Wicked premiered in 2003, the musical has garnered 63 award nominations and 32 wins. The many awards presented include 10 Tony Awards, 11 Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards and a Grammy Award. Idina Menzel and Kristen Chenoweth originally portrayed the witches. Both actresses won Tony Awards for Best Actress. The European and North American tour productions have also added to the accumulation of award nominations and wins for the musical.
Where can I buy Wicked tickets?
Wicked tickets for all of the Gershwin Theatre performances in New York are available at StubHub.
Is the Wicked show family-friendly?
Although a couple of scenes and songs contain some adult humor, the musical is appropriate for children aged eight and older. However, overall, the musical does not contain horror content. Youngsters need a ticket to view the show and should be accompanied by an adult.
How long does the performance last?
Wicked lasts for two hours and 45 minutes. There is a 15-minute intermission.
Who are some of the current cast members?
Hannah Coreau portrays the mischievous Elphaba. Her other stage credits include a portrayal of Yitzhak in Hedwig and The Angry Inch, Evita and Fiddler on the Roof. Ginna Claire Mason takes on the role of Glinda. Some of her many stage performances have included Flashdance, Grease and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Jake Boyd plays the dashing Fiyero. The young performers previous credits include Rock of Ages and Sweeney Todd in addition to guest-starring in a number of television shows. The stars of the show are also accompanied by a large supporting cast and ensemble performers.
What time are the performances offered?
Nightly performances typically begin at either 7 or 8 p.m. However, some weekday and weekend shows additionally offer 2 or 3 p.m. matinee performances. Guests are advised to arrive at least 20 minutes before the show begins. All purses and bags are quickly inspected for the safety of all audience members.
Is it possible to meet the cast members after the show?
The Gershwin Theatre understands that part of the enjoyment that audiences experience includes having the chance to meet and greet the stars of the show. Simply ask an usher for directions to the Stage Door. Visitors may have the opportunity to obtain autographs or pose for pictures with some of the cast members. A theater gift shop also provides audiences with the option of purchasing memorabilia merchandise related to the musical.
How long will Wicked be playing in New York?
The popularity of the musical has enabled the performance to be one of the longest-running on Broadway. As of now, there are no plans for the show to end.Back to Top
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