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still defying gravity after 20 years!

This is Oz, but not as you know it! If you're wondering what the wonderful land of Oz was like before Dorothy dropped in, then Wicked has all the answers. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked is the story of the unlikely friendship between the Wicked Witch of the West and The Good Witch, and how their stories formed the World of Oz.

One of modern theater's biggest hits, Wicked has now grossed over $1 billion at the Broadway box office, and its various productions have been seen by over 50 million people worldwide. It's not hard to see why, with Stephen Schwartz's now-iconic songs ('Defying Gravity', 'Popular' and 'As Long As You're Mine') providing the perfect soundtrack to this exuberant tale of teenage love, friendship and magic. Plus, who doesn't want to take another trip into the wonderful land of Oz?

What is Wicked About?

Our story begins in the hallowed halls of Oz's Shiz University, where we meet the Elphaba. Born with green skin, she has been made an outcast, by everyone including her own father, but deep within Elphaba is a great power that's just waiting to be set free. Unfortunately, her time at college gets off to a rocky start when she's given a new roommate - the perky, more perfect-than-perfect Glinda. In the beginning, the two absolutely despise each other, but after a simple act of kindness at a party, they realize that they may not be so different after all.

Over the course of their studies, they become firm friends, but when Elphaba uncovers a sinister plot that could destroy the whole world of Oz, she must choose between keeping her friend or learning how to become... Wicked!

Did you know?

The song 'Unlimited/I'm Limited' contains a sneakily hidden tribute to The Wizard of Oz. If you listen really close, you might be able to pick out the first seven notes of 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow'!

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Dates

Opening night: 7 October 2003

Audience

Recommended age for children is 8 years and up. There is nothing of a vulgar or of a sexual nature, but there are adult themes. Everyone is required to have a ticket. Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted into the Gershwin Theater.

Run time

Two hours 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission

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Cast and Creative

Cast

Mary Kate Morrissey as Elphaba
Alexandra Socha as Glinda 
Donna McKechnie as Madame Morrible
Brad Oscar as the Wizard 
Jordan Litz as Fiyero 
Jake Pedersen as Boq
William Youmans as Doctor Dillamond
Natalie Ortega as Nessarose 
Lissa Deguzman as Elphaba Standby 
Jennafer Newberry as Glinda Standby

With

Megan Loomis, Alicia L. Albright, Beka Burnham, Olivia Dei Cicchi, Matthew Deloch, Meg Doherty, Kristina Doucette, Matt Farcher, Lisa Finegold, Dan Gleason, Josh Daniel Green, Jeff Heimbrock, Stephen Hernandez, Alison Jantzie, Chris Jarosz, Jesse JP Johnson, Zachary Daniel Jones, Cajai Kennedy, Colby Q. Lindeman, Libby Lloyd, Yando Lopez, Ryan Mac, Chase Madigan, Micaela Martinez, Hunter Mikles, Dashi Mitchell, Alicia Newcom, Allsun O'Malley, David Scott Purdy, Emily Rodgers, Travis Taber, Michael Thatcher, Jeremy Thompson, Christianne Tisdale and Nicky Venditti

Creative

Director - Joe Mantello
Musical Staging - Wayne Cilento
Scenic Design - Eugene Lee
Costume Design - Susan Hilferty
Lighting Design - Kenneth Posner
Sound Design - Tony Meola
Produced by Marc Platt, David Stone and Jon B. Platt
Music & Lyrics - Stephen Schwartz
Book - Winnie Holzman
Based on the Novel by Gregory Maguire

Awards

2004 TONY AWARDS

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Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical: Idina Menzel
Best Costume Design: Susan Hilferty
Best Scene Design: Eugene Lee

Nominations
Best Musical
Best Original Score: Stephen Schwartz
Best Book of a Musical: Winnie Holzman
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical: Kristin Chenoweth
Best Lighting Design: Kenneth Posner
Best Choreography: Wayne Cilento
Best Orchestrations: William David Brohn

2004 DRAMA DESK AWARDS

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Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz
Outstanding Book: Winnie Holzman
Oustanding Costume Design: Susan Hilferty
Outstanding Set Design of a Musical: Eugene Lee
Outstanding Director of a Musical: Joe Mantello

Nominations
Outstanding Music: Stephen Schwartz 
Outstanding Actress in a Musical: Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth
Outstanding Lighting Design: Kenneth Posner

2004 OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS

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Outstanding Broadway Musical
Outstanding Direction of a Musical: Joe Mantello
Outstanding Set Design: Eugene Lee
Oustanding Costume Design: Susan Hilferty

Nomination 
Outstanding Actress in a Musical: Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical: Joel Grey
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical: Carole Shelley
Outstanding Choreography: Wayne Cilento
Outstanding Lighting Design: Kenneth Posner

2004 THE DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS

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Distinguished Production of a Musical

Nominations 

Distinguished Performance: Kristin Chenoweth
Distinguished Performance: Idina Menzel

2004 EDDY AWARD

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Susan Hilferty and the entire costume team won the Eddy Award - for Wicked's Costumes

2005 GRAMMY AWARD

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Best Musical Show Album - original cast recording of Wicked

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What we thought

enchanting BRILLIANT Timeless

The performance of 'Defying Gravity' at the end of Act I will give you chills.

Almost 13 years after it's debut, you still can't go wrong with Wicked, a perfect adventure for the whole family! Eugene Lee's scenic design coupled with Susan Hilferty's costume artistry will have you engrossed in their magic throughout the production.

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