Based on the extraordinary novel by Gregory Maguire titled Wickied: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which was written as a companion piece to the 1930 film, The Wizard Of Oz, the musical Wicked now on Broadway, features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. Currently hailed as the 17th longest-running Broadway show in history, having played over 3,150 performances as of June 5, 2011, Wicked continues to break financial records due to it's popularity both nationally and internationally. The show premiered in October 2003 on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre. Produced by Universal Pictures and directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento, the original cast included heavy-hitting Broadway darlings like Idina Menzel as Elphaba, Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda, and Joel Grey as the Wizard. Subsequently, Wicked, despite garnering mixed-reviews as well as a pan from The New York Times, it became a favorite among audiences.
Wicked Tickets- Synopsis
Told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz, Wicked tells the story of Elphaba, who is to become the Wicked Witch of the West as depicted in the film The Wizard of Oz and her relationship with Galinda, who later changes her name to Glinda and becomes the Good Witch of the North. As Elphaba and Galinda explore and struggle the opposing personalities and viewpoints as well as rivalry over the same love-interest amidst the Wizard's corrupt government, the plot includes several references to the events depicted in the The Wizard of Oz much to the audiences delight. As these two extraordinary women navigate through the world of flying monkeys, spells and government corruption, fans get an inside look at what really happened to the Wicked Witch of the West and how she came to be.
Wicked Tickets- Tour Information
Still running strong on Broadway at the Gershwin theater, fans can access Wicked tickets at seatgeek.com. Additionally, this highly popular and entertaining theatrical extravaganza is currently enjoying major productions in cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, as well as international productions in Japan, Germany, Australia and a record-breaking run at London's West End. Wicked has additionally ttoured over thirty cities in Canada and the United States and still counting, proving to be a true theatrical tour de force.