Wicked

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Wicked reopens at the Gershwin Theatre on Broadway. Find out more about Wicked tickets and Wicked on Broadway below. 

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". 

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)

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:
Talia Suskauer (as Elphaba), Brittney Johnson (as Glinda), James D. Gish (as Fiyero), Sharon Sachs (as Madame Morrible), Cleavant Derricks (as The Wizard), Riley Costello (as Boq), Mikayla Renfrow (as Nessarose), Clifton Davis (as Doctor Dillamond)
Wicked Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
October 8, 2003
Opening date: 
October 30, 2003
Booking to: 
October 16, 2022
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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Address:
222 West 51st Street (between Broadway & 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10019
Nearest subway station:
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Latest Wicked News & Features

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'Wicked' sets new Broadway casting
April 27, 2022

Broadway's called them wonderful! New cast members will take over the roles of Elphaba, Fiyero, Nessarose, Doctor Dillamond, and the Wizard in Wicked beginning May 24. Talia Suskauer will take over the role of Elphaba, alongside Tony Award winner Cleavant Derricks as the Wizard, James D. Gish as Fiyero, Tony Award nominee Clifton Davis as Doctor Dillamond, and Mikayla Renfrow as Nessarose. Suskauer, Derricks, and Davis previously played their roles on the Wicked national tour, and Gish and Renfrow are making their Broadway debuts.

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Everything you need to know about 'Wicked' on Broadway
February 25, 2022

How did the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz become so wicked? The Wicked musical answers that question. The musical, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman, takes place in the land of Oz before Dorothy’s arrival.  The show is about two young witches: Elphaba, whose skin is green, and Glinda, who is blonde and beautiful. They dislike each other at first but soon form an unlikely bond. The musical follows them from their girlhood friendship and explains how Elphaba became the Wicked Witch and Glinda became the Good Witch. 

Brittney Johnson in Wicked
Brittney Johnson to take over as Glinda in 'Wicked' on Broadway
December 7, 2021

UPDATE: Additional Wicked cast announcements have been made. Sharon Sachs joins as Madame Morrible from February 14, replacing Alexandra Billings, who plays her final performance February 1. Judy Kaye will briefly play the role from February 2-13, and Amanda Jane Cooper will play Glinda on those dates before Johnson assumes the role. 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.

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.