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.
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.