Wicked is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. The story is loosely based on the novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire, a parallel novel of the 1939 film of L. Frank Baum’s classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It is told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz. Wicked tells the story of Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West, and her relationship with Galinda, later Glinda, the Good Witch of the North (in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz novel, Glinda is the Good Witch of the South). Their friendship struggles through their opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, their reactions to the Wizard’s corrupt government, and, ultimately, Elphaba’s public fall from grace. The plot begins before and continues after Dorothy’s arrival from Kansas, and includes several references to the events depicted in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz as a backstory.
Playing Gershwin Theatre NYC
USA National Tour
First Preview: Oct 08, 2003 Opens 30 NYC, Oct 2003 and & Sept 2006 in London
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Broadway (March 2017)
Jennifer Dinoia – Elphaba
Kara Lindsay – Glinda
Sheryl Lee Ralph – Madame Morrible
PJ Benjamin – The Wizard
Michael Campayno – Fiyero
Dawn E Cantwell – Nessarose
Zachary Noah Piser – Boq
Chad Jennings – Dr Dillamond
USA Tour (March 2017)
Jessica Vosk – Elphaba
Ginna Claire Mason – Glinda
Isabel Keating – Madame Morrible
Fred Applegate – The Wizard
Jeremy Woodard – Fiyero
Kristen Martin – Nessarose
Andy Mientus – Boq
Harry Bouvy – Dr Dillamond
The Gershwin Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 222 West 51st Street in midtown-Manhattan in the Paramount Plaza building. The theatre is named after composer George Gershwin and lyricist Ira Gershwin. It has the highest seating capacity of any Broadway theatre, with 1,933 seats. Designed in an Art Nouveau style by set designer Ralph Alswang, it is situated on the lower levels of a towering office complex built at an estimated cost of $12.5 million on the site of the historical Capitol Theatre. It opened as the Uris Theatre on November 28, 1972 (named for the building developer Uris Brothers) with the musical Via Galactica starring Raul Julia. It proved to be an inauspicious start for the venue, with the first show to lose a million dollars closing after only seven performances. From 1974-76 it served as a concert hall for limited engagements by a number of legendary pop music and jazz performers.
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222 West 51St Street (between Broadway & 8th Ave) New York, NY 10036
Subway: C, E, 1 to 50th St; N, R to 49th St
Monday 10am – 8.00pm – Tuesday – Saturday 10am-8.30 pm Sun Noon – 6pm
There are designated wheelchair and companion seats in the rear of the orchestra section on the third floor. These locations are the ONLY ones that do not involve steps.
The third floor is accessible via the main lobby elevator that is designated for guests with disabilities.
The Gershwin is equipped with one wheelchair accessible restroom on the theatre’s second floor.
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