Wicked: The Broadway Musical
Gershwin Theatre, New York - Main Hall
About the Event
Is a person born wicked, or is wickedness thrust upon them? Judge for yourself in this journey through the history of Oz, long before Dorothy ever visited. Two talented young witches, Elphaba and Galinda, grow from mutual loathing to a deep friendship that will be challenged by the prejudices and expectations of others, and discover that sometimes you have to make your own rules.
Described by the New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade”, ‘Wicked’ addresses issues of discrimination, bullying and prejudice in a spectacular score with a rich center. Songs by Stephen Schwartz that have already become Broadway standards, including Defying Gravity and For Good, ensure a musical evening that will remain with you for years to come. Visually stunning, and family-friendly, this Tony-winning musical is one of Broadway’s biggest hits.
From its spiritual home on New York’s ‘Great White Way’ the Broadway musical has been packing the audiences in for over a century. Legendary writers such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jerry Herman, and Stephen Sondheim, or partnerships like the Gershwins , Lerner & Loewe, Rogers & Hammerstein, Kander & Ebb, and Boublil & Schönberg, have created spectacular vehicles for star performers – so-called ‘triple threats’, who sing, dance, and act with equal talent – and powerful ensembles alike. Running the gamut from spectacular to stark and restrained, musical theatre can be pure frivolous fun, but has a long history of tackling serious social and political issues. Always primed for reinvention, alongside Broadway’s perennial hits and classics, musical theatre has a new vigor in the twenty first century, as live-action Disney, rap and ‘jukebox’ shows light up new theaters, and attract new audiences. The Show will indeed Go On!
An award-winning fairytale with a darker side, Wicked is an exceptional night out for older children and adults.
Approximate duration (min.): 165
Cast / Production
Elphaba- Jessica Vosk
Glinda- Amanda Jane Cooper
Fiyero- Ryan McCartan
Madame Morrible- Nancy Opel
The Wizard- Kevin Chamberlin
Nessarose- Kristen Martin
Doctor Dillamond- Jamie Jackson
Boq- Jye Frasca
Music and Lyrics- Stephen Schwartz
Book- Winnie Holzman
Director- Joe Mantello
Choreographer- Wayne Cilento
Set Designer- Eugene Lee
Costume Designer- Susan Hilferty
Lighting Designer- Kenneth Posner
Sound Designer- Tony Meola
Orchestrations- William David Brohn
Musical Director- Stephen Oremus
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