Wicked

Wicked Tickets

Tickets are available now to experience the theatrical phenomenon that is Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre on Broadway... “One Short Day in the Emerald City” and you’ll be hooked for life!

Based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked has become a global sensation and arguably the most lavish and spectacular musical the Great White Way has ever seen. 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 pick up an impressive total of ten Tony Award nominations in 2004, including “Best Musical,” ultimately winning three. Eugene Lee and Susan Hilferty were rewarded for their grand and exquisite scenic and costume designs, respectively, with the third trophy going to original cast member Idina Menzel. Scoring the popular actress her first ever Tony Award, her portrayal of Elphaba 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 has been celebrated the world over and also won the Grammy Award for “Best Musical Theater Album” in 2005. From its anthemic “Defying Gravity” to the more playful numbers such as “Popular” and “What is This Feeling?” to tear-jerking ballads like “I’m Not That Girl” and “For Good,” the music ticks every box of a musical theatre essentials list. The songs also tend to grow on you through repeat attending and listening to the cast recording over and over again, so sometimes one trip to Oz just isn’t enough.

Produced by Universal Stage Productions, 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. That decision has become a fatefully profitable one with Wicked evolving into one of the top-earning brands for Universal. The original plan for an intended movie adaptation did come into fruition, however, with Universal announcing a release date for the film adaptation on December 20, 2019.

Until then, catch all the wonder and spectacle of Wicked live at the Gershwin Theatre! Your friends will be green with envy!

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

Running time: 
2hrs 45mins (including 1 intermission)
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About Wicked:

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.”

By:
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, with a Book by Winnie Holzman based on the novel by Gregory Maguire
Producer:
Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt, David Stone
Director:
Joe Mantello
Lighting:
Kenneth Posner
Sound:
Tony Meola
Design:
Eugene Lee
Choreography:
Wayne Cilento
Costume:
Susan Hilferty
Cast list:
Hannah Corneau (as Elphaba until Feb 23), Lindsay Pearce (as Elphaba from Feb 25), Ginna Claire Mason (as Glinda), Jake Boyd (as Fiyero until Feb 23), Sam Gravitte (as Fiyero from Feb 25), Alexandra Billings (as Madame Morrible), Michael McCormick (as The Wizard), Riley Costello (as Boq), Shoba Narayan (as Nessarose), and Michael X. Martin (as Doctor Dillamond)
Wicked Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
October 8, 2003
Opening date: 
October 30, 2003
Booking to: 
September 13, 2020
MatineeEvening
Monday2pm-
Tuesday-7pm
Wednesday--
Thursday-7pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday2pm7pm

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Latest Wicked News & Features

Lindsay Pearce & Sam Gravitte
Lindsay Pearce & Sam Gravitte to join Broadway cast of Wicked
February 13, 2020

"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 February 23.

Alexandra Billings
Alexandra Billings makes history in Wicked on Broadway
January 20, 2020

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 Murder,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “ER,” “Paddleton,” and “Valley of Bones.”

Alexandra Billings
Wicked to welcome Alexandra Billings as first openly trans actor to play Madame Morrible
September 26, 2019

A change in the weather? “Transparent” star Alexandra Billings is set to make history when she becomes the first openly trans actor to play the role of Madame Morrible in the long-running hit musical Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre from January 20, 2020. Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel is scheduled to play her final performance in the role on January 19.

Our Wicked Review

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.