There have been moments in the history of musical theater when, like a twister, the sheer talent and whirling spectacle of a production have flattened any negative criticism that stood to get in its way. Take October, 2003 for example. That was the month that Wicked opened in New York to generally dour reviews. But since then, more than 8.8 million people have found the heart, nerve and wisdom to pay a visit, resulting in the happy scene of a Broadway house filled with as many teens as adults,...
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Based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked has become a global sensation. After completing its pre-Broadway engagement at San Francisco's Curran Theatre in April 2003, the production officially opened at the Gershwin Theatre on October 30, 2003, following previews from October 8.
Wicked went on to win three Tony Awards in 2004, including Idina Menzel for her portrayal as Elphaba. Menzel and her co-star Kristin Chenoweth's portrayal of Glinda elevated the pair into Broadway superstardom and remain among the most identifiable and iconic performances in Broadway history.
Composed by musical theatre legend Stephen Schwartz, the score of Wicked won the Grammy Award for best musical theatre album, with songs including "Defying Gravity" and "For Good".
A Wicked film adaptation is currently in the works. The original plan was for Universal to adapt Gregory Maguire's novel into a feature film, however, after a little persuasion from Stephen Schwartz, who had read the book and developed his own theatrical interpretation, Universal agreed to co-produce the property as a stage musical. Details on the Wicked film are still unknown though, but you can bet we'll be watching.
Catch all the wonder and spectacle of Wicked live at the Gershwin Theatre.
(Photos by Joan Marcus)
The Broadway sensation Wicked looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”
2hr 45min (incl. intermission)
October 8th, 2003
March 13th, 2022
October 8th, 2003
Cast and creative
By: Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, with a Book by Winnie Holzman based on the novel by Gregory Maguire
Director: Joe Mantello
Producer: Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt, David Stone
Cast list: Lindsay Pearce (as Elphaba), Brittney Johnson (as Glinda), Sam Gravitte (as Fiyero), Alexandra Billings (as Madame Morrible), Michael McCormick (as The Wizard), Riley Costello (as Boq), Mili Diaz (as Nessarose), and Michael X. Martin (as Doctor Dillamond)
Design: Eugene Lee
Lighting: Kenneth Posner
Costume: Susan Hilferty
Choreography: Wayne Cilento
Sound: Tony Meola
Latest Wicked on Broadway News & Features
They'll call her wonderful! Brittney Johnson will step into the role of Glinda in Wicked on Broadway beginning February 14. She will take over from Ginna Claire Mason, who is currently starring as Glinda.Johnson's past Broadway credits include Les Misérables, Motown, Sunset Boulevard, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, and Kristin Chenoweth: For the Girls. She is currently in Wicked as the standby for Glinda, and when she assumes the role full-time in 2022, Johnson will be the first Black...
Oh, what a celebration they'll have today! The upcoming film adaptation of Wicked has found its stars, with Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo announced as Elphaba and Grammy Award winner Ariana Granda as Glinda. Wicked film director John M. Chu <a href="https://twitter.com/jonmchu/status/1456429386631057411?s=11"broke the news on Twitter on November 4, posting screenshots of the video call on which he told Erivo and Grande they had gotten the roles.Erivo, an English actress, made her stage debut...
It will be wonderful! Wicked has announced its reopening cast, with Lindsay Pearce and Ginna Claire Mason returning to the roles of Elphaba and Glinda, respectively. Five other principal cast members will return in the roles they held at the time of the March 2020 Broadway shutdown: Michael McCormick as the Wizard, Sam Gravitte as Fiyero, Alexandra Billings as Madame Morrible, Riley Costello as Boq, and Michael X. Martin as Doctor Dillamond.Mili Diaz will make her Broadway debut in the role of...
Elphaba is ready to defy gravity once again. Wicked has set its reopening date on Broadway. The blockbuster musical about the witches of Oz will restart performances at the Gershwin Theatre on Sept. 14. Find out more about Wicked on Broadway tickets here. The fan-favorite musical follows the witches of Oz before Dorothy dropped in and explores their unlikely friendship and the political and societal forces that throw them into their archetypical roles. Directed by Joe Mantello, the musical...
It's probably safe to say that thanks to the current pandemic sweeping the globe, our world has been changed For Good. Whilst many of us theatre workers and fans are left wondering how the current issues will affect the future of our industry, it's important to remember and be grateful for the people we have been able to meet through being a small part of this close-knit community.I would like to personally dedicate today's #QuaranTune to all those I have had the pleasure to work with, to get to...
Thank goodness for Lindsay Pearce and Sam Gravitte! Ms. Pearce, a "Glee" and "The Glee Project" alum, makes her Broadway debut tonight when she takes over the leading role of Elphaba in the long-running hit musical Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre. Mr. Pearce, who has previously appeared in the ensemble, assumes the role of Fiyero. As previously reported, Hannah Corneau and Jake Boyd played their final performances in the musical on February 23.The current principal cast of Wicked includes Lindsay...
"Congratulotions" to Lindsay Pearce and Sam Gravitte! Ms. Pearce, a "Glee" and "The Glee Project" alum, is set to make her Broadway debut when she takes over the leading role of Elphaba in the long-running hit musical Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre. Mr. Pearce, who has previously appeared in the ensemble, will assume the role of Fiyero. Both new additions to the cast will begin performances on February 25 with current stars Hannah Corneau and Jake Boyd playing their final performances on...
Time for "a change in the weather" perhaps? "Transparent" standout Alexandra Billings makes history today, becoming the first openly trans actor to play the role of Madame Morrible in the long-running hit musical Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre.Ms. Billings is best known for her role as Davina on Amazon's "Transparent" and she previously made her Broadway debut in 2018's The Nap at Manhattan Theatre Club. Her other screen credits include Amazon's "Goliath," as well as "How to Get Away With...
She IS that girl! Hannah Corneau is set to make her Broadway debut on May 14, 2019, when she assumes the leading role of Elphaba in the long-running hit musical Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre. Current star Jessica Vosk will play her final performance in the role on May 12.Hannah Corneau has previously starred as Yitzhak on the National Tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and her other regional and off-Broadway credits include Daddy Long Legs, Renascence, Evita, Fiddler on the Roof, Harmony, Les...
Broadway's hit musical Wicked is set to welcome Jessica Vosk to the cast at the Gershwin Theatre, as she assumes the leading role of Elphaba from July 16, 2018. Ms. Vosk previously played the role on the National Tour of Wicked from September 2016 through to September 2017 and has also appeared on Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland and The Bridges of Madison County. Current cast member Jackie Burns is scheduled to play her final performance as Elphaba on July 14.The current...
Broadway's hit musical Wicked will welcome new principals next month to join current stars Rachel Tucker (Elphaba) and Jonah Platt (Fiyero) at the Gershwin Theatre.Beginning 2 February, the cast will include Carrie St. Louis (Glinda), Peter Scolari (The Wizard), Dawn E. Cantwell (Nessarose), Michael Genet (Dr. Dillamond) and Zachary Noah Piser (Boq).In addition, two-time Tony Award winner Judy Kaye assumes the role of Madame Morrible from 16 February (with Kathy Fitzgerald covering the role...
Producers of Broadway's hit musical Wicked have announced new principal casting from July 31, 2017, at the Gershwin Theatre.Jackie Burns returns to the lead role of Elphaba. She made her Broadway debut in the 2009 revival of 'Hair' and also appeared in the 2014 Broadway premiere of 'If/Then.' She previously starred as Elphaba on Broadway from September 2011 to February 2013, as well as on the National Tour. She also starred in the lead role of Elizabeth on the National Tour of 'If/Then.'Amanda...