Wicked

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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:
Jessica Vosk (as Elphaba), Katie Rose Clarke (as Glinda), Ryan McCartan (as Fiyero), Nancy Opel (as Madame Morrible), Kevin Chamberlin (as The Wizard until Feb 17), Michael McCormick (as The Wizard from Feb 18), Jesse JP Johnson (as Boq), Kristen Martin (as Nessarose until Mar 10), Gizel Jiménez (as Nessarose from Mar 12), and Jamie Jackson (as Doctor Dillamond)
Wicked Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
October 8, 2003
Opening date: 
October 30, 2003
Booking to: 
October 27, 2019
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7pm
Wednesday-7pm
Thursday-7pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday2pm7pm

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Latest Wicked News & Features

Gizel Jiménez & Michael McCormick
Gizel Jiménez & Michael McCormick will join Broadway cast of Wicked
February 14, 2019

Wonderful! The Broadway company of the long-running hit musical Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre is getting ready to welcome two new Citizens of Oz this spring, as Michael McCormick and Drama Desk Award nominee Gizel Jiménez are set to assume the roles of The Wizard and Nessarose, respectively. Three-time Tony Award nominee Kevin Chamberlin will play his final performance as The Wizard this Sunday, February 17, with Mr.

Katie Rose Clarke & Jesse JP Johnson
Katie Rose Clarke & Jesse JP Johnson return to the Broadway cast of Wicked
December 11, 2018

Thank Goodness! Katie Rose Clarke and Jesse JP Johnson return to the Broadway company of the long-running hit musical Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre tonight, assuming the roles of Glinda and Boq, respectively. Previous cast members Amanda Jane Cooper and Jye Frasca played their final performances in the production on December 9.

Nancy Opel & Jamie Jackson
Nancy Opel and Jamie Jackson debut in Wicked on Broadway
November 20, 2018

Let's celebrate! The long-running hit musical Wicked, which recently commemorated its 15th Anniversary on the Great White Way, welcomes Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel and Jamie Jackson to the Gershwin Theatre tonight, as they assume the roles of Madame Morrible and Doctor Dillamond, respectively. Previous cast members Tony Award nominee Isabel Keating and Martin Moran played their final performances in the respective roles on November 18.

Katie Rose Clarke as Glinda
Katie Rose Clarke to reprise her role as Glinda in Wicked on Broadway
November 19, 2018

Thank Goodness! Katie Rose Clarke will return to the role of Glinda in Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre, from December 11, 2018. She will assume the role of Glinda from current cast member Amanda Jane Cooper, who is set to play her final performance on December 9, 2018. Clarke currently holds the record for the longest-running actress to play the role of Glinda on Broadway. She first played Glinda on the first national tour of Wicked from 2007 to 2009, later reprising the role on Broadway from January 14, 2010 to September 25, 2011 and again from April 23 to September 22, 2013.

Jamie Jackson, Nancy Opel & Jesse JP Johnson
Broadway's Wicked is set to welcome Nancy Opel, Jamie Jackson & Jesse JP Johnson
November 13, 2018

New citizens of Oz have been revealed for the long-running hit musical Wicked as Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel and Jamie Jackson are set to assume the roles of Madame Morrible and Doctor Dillamond, respectively, from November 20, 2018 at the Gershwin Theatre on Broadway. Current cast members Tony Award nominee Isabel Keating and Martin Moran are scheduled to play their final performances in the respective roles on November 18. In addition, Jesse JP Johnson will assume the role of Boq on December 11, with Jye Frasca playing his final performance on December 9.

Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth in Wicked
A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway will air on NBC
September 27, 2018

Hopefully the ratings will defy gravity and soar on Monday, October 29 when "A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway" airs on NBC from 10pm ET/PT. The original stars of the global phenomenon that is Wicked - Tony Award winners Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth - are set to reunite and host the national broadcast for the show's 15th Anniversary, performing alongside the current Broadway company and special guest stars such as four-time Grammy Award nominee Ariana Grande and three-time Grammy Award winners Pentatonix. 

Ryan McCartan
Ryan McCartan debuts as Fiyero in Wicked on Broadway
September 11, 2018

Dancing Through Life all the way to the Broadway stage! Ryan McCartan makes his Broadway debut in the long-running hit musical Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre tonight, assuming the role of Fiyero. Mr. McCartan is perhaps best known for his screen appearances as Brad in FOX’s remake of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and as Diggie on Disney Channel’s “Live & Maddie". He previously made his off-Broadway debut as JD in Heathers: The Musical at New World Stages in 2014. Curt Hansen played his final performance as Fiyero on September 9.

Ryan McCartan
Ryan McCartan to star as Fiyero in Broadway's Wicked
August 30, 2018

Dancing Through Life all the way to the Broadway stage! Long-running hit musical Wicked is set to welcome Ryan McCartan to its Broadway company, when he assumes the role of Fiyero at the Gershwin Theatre from September 11. Mr. McCartan is perhaps best known for his screen appearances as Brad in Fox’s remake of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and as Diggie on Disney Channel’s “Live & Maddie". He previously made his off-Broadway debut as JD in Heathers: The Musical at New World Stages in 2014. Current cast member Curt Hansen will play his final performance as Fiyero on September 9.

Our 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.