Based on Gregory Maguire’s novel, as well as L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz, Wicked offers a brand-new perspective on the Wicked Witch of the West. Set at the University of Shiz, it tells the story of an unlikely friendship between bubbly blonde Glinda and green outcast Elphaba, whose unlikely friendship is put to the test by an encounter with the Wizard himself. With irresistible songs including “Popular” and “Defying Gravity”, Wicked is the ultimate story of female friendship and the battle against prejudice.
Jessica Vosk currently stars as Elphaba, with credits including Finding Neverland and Fiddler on the Roof. Katie Rose Clarke joins her as Glinda, having previously appeared on Broadway in Miss Saigon and Allegiance. The cast also features Tony Award-nominee Nancy Opel (?Urinetown), Michael McCormick and Ryan McCarten.
Wicked features a book by Winnie Holzman and soaring music and lyrics by Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz, whose work includes Pippin and Disney’s Pocahontas. The musical is directed by Joe Mantello (The Last Ship, Assassins), with set design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Susan Hilferty, and sound design by Tony Meola.
After 16 years, 10 Tony Award nominations and a film adaptation in the works, Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre continues to bewitch audiences with its stunning, emotional journey through the Land of Oz.
Recommended forWicked is the perfect family musical that will enchant both children and adults. The show also continues to attract the very best musical theater talent, so tickets for Wicked are guaranteed to offer a magical evening for Broadway regulars and newcomers alike.
Age Recommendations: 8+