Wicked is a worldwide Broadway hit by composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz that was first released in 2003. The musical is an adaptation of the Gregory Maguire’s novel entitled Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which is a parallel novel of the classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum that was told in a different perspective. The story revolves around the unusual friendship of the Wicked Witch of the West, Elphaba and the Good Witch of the North, Glinda. The musical was produced by Universal Pictures premiered at the Gershwin Theatre in October 2003. The original cast includes Idina Menzel,Kristin Chenoweth and Joel Grey. Since its release, it has received 3 Tony Awards, 6 Drama Desk Awards and a Grammy Award.
In October 2011, Wicked celebrated its 8th year anniversary making it the 12th longest-running Broadway show ever. The Wicked album includes hit songs such as ‘Defying Gravity’, ‘What is This Feeling’, ‘Popular’ and ‘For Good’. Since its debut, Wicked has continually broken box office records including the weekly-gross-takings record.
Wicked the Musical is still running in different theaters around the United States. It has received outstanding critical reviews and numerous awards. It has become the Broadway hit of the new generation. It tells a classic story with a twist that will capture your heart along with a wonderful music.
Whether you’re a Broadway fan or not, you should not miss Wicked because it tells a great new story of a classic novel we all love. Check the Broadway show schedules nearest to you and get your tickets now!
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