Wicked Broadway Tickets And Show Information


Wicked Broadway Tickets

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Venue:
Gershwin Theatre

Address:
222 West 51st Street

Length:
2 hours and 45 mins with 1 intermission

Opened:
April 20, 2010 (Open-Ended)

Category:
Original Broadway Musical

History :: Now Playing :: Schedule :: Reviews

BEFORE WE WENT OVER THE RAINBOW!

Wicked premiered on Broadway in October of 2003 at the George Gershwin Theater where it still plays to capacity crowds almost every performance. It is the untold saga of the witches of Oz before they met Dorothy. The musical is based loosely on the best selling novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire. The story was written as a prequel to L. Frank Baum’s classic book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and is very influenced by the unforgettable 1939 movie.

This spectacular production takes us into the lives of Elphaba Thropp, the intellectual green-skinned student who later becomes known as the Wicked Witch of the West, and Galinda Upland, the beautiful and ever so popular girl who later becomes Glinda the Good. The two are thrown together when they are forced to be roommates at Shiz University. At first they absolutely despise one another, but through the course of the show they begin to develop a friendship despite sharing the same love interest, very drastic personalities and different views of the world. The story creates the idea that Elphaba was not wicked at all, but misunderstood because she was different, not only in her physical appearance, but in her approach to certain situations. She was not afraid to speak her mind or stand up for what she believed in. Her infamous reputation was created by a powerful wizard who sought to use Elphaba for his own intentions.

In its first season Wicked was nominated for ten Tony Awards and took home three including Best Actress and Best Costume Design. While it was nominated for Best Musical it lost to the other new musical of that year; Avenue Q. The score was written by Stephen Schwartz who also wrote the music and lyrics for the 1971 classic Godspell which earned him two Grammy Awards. The cast recording of Wicked won the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.

In its first year Wicked Broadway tickets grossed more then $56 million. In January of 2006 it broke the record for the highest weekly box office gross in Broadway history surpassing the record previously held by The Producers. In March of that same year the Broadway production celebrated its 1000th performance. The production seems to be going just as strong five years later and is showing no signs of slowing down. It is still one of the hottest tickets to snag on Broadway!

While Wicked is based on a familiar story, it can still be considered a whole new idea. It gives the audience a different view of some of the characters they thought they knew so well. With its witty dialogue, powerful music and amazing costumes, Wicked is a fantastic production to watch. At times the audience is mesmerized by the story that is unfolding before them. Throughout the musical there are several twists and surprises that make for great discussions afterward. Wicked is a fun and intriguing tale that raises many questions, and lets the viewer see Oz in a whole new light!

Wicked Broadway tickets are selling at the box office for between $52.25 and $131.25. Wicked Broadway tickets for premium seats and sold out shows are running between $75.00 and $252.00. You can View Our Great Selection Of Wicked Broadway Tickets by clicking the link

Show Times

Evening:

Tue at 7pm
Wed - Sat at 8pm

Matinee:

Wed & Sat at 2pm
Sun at 3pm

Directions

The closest subway is the 1 to 50th Street then you can walk north to 51st Street from there head east to Broadway.

The Cast

Marcie Dodd - Elphaba
Alli Muazey - Glinda
P.J. Benjamin - The Wizard
Jayne Houdyshellm - Madame Morrible
Kevin Kern - Fiyero
Bryn O'Malley - Nessarose
Timothy Britten Parker - Doctor Dillamond
Alex Brightman - Boq

Previous Cast:

Shoshana Bean
Megan Hilty
Ben Vereen
Rue McClanahan
David Ayers
Michelle Federer
Jeffrey Kuhn
William Youmans

The Original Cast

Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda
Idina Menzel as Elphaba
Joel Grey as The Wizard
Carole Shelley as Madame Morrible
Norbert Leo Butz as Fiyero
Michelle Federer as Nessarose
Christopher Fitzgerald as Boq
William Youmans as Doctor Dillamand

Credits

Music - Stephen Schwartz
Lyrics - Stephen Schwartz
Book - Winnie Holzman
Director - Joe Mantello
Sets - Eugene Lee
Lighting - Kenneth Posner
Costumes - Susan Hilferty
Sound - Tony Meola
Music Director - Stephen Oremus
Musical Staging - Wayne Cilento
Wigs & Hair - Tom Watson
Projections - Elaine J. McCarthy
Orchestrations - William David Brohn





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