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Why see Wicked?

Defying Gravity Since 2003 

Forget all that you know about The Wizard of Oz and be transported once again to the magical land of Oz! This time, however, the action takes place way before the arrival of Dorothy and her pooch Toto. Wicked is the story of two magically inclined women, one blonde, and one green of skin - and their coming of age as the forces of good and (perceived) 'wicked'.

Based on the critically acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked explores the foundation of the Oz legend, what made Glinda and Elphaba become the icons of good and bad, and whether all is what it appears to be in later stories.

Wicked was the smash hit of the new millennium that continues to break records over 20 years later with Stephen Schwartz's breathtaking original songs, including "Defying Gravity", "Popular" and "As Long As You're Mine", creating the perfect soundtrack to this beloved new classic.

The Start Of A Wonderful Adventure!

Thrown together as unwilling roommates at The University of Shiz, initially the beautiful, blonde, and effervescent Glinda clashes with the fiery, misunderstood, green-skinned Elphaba. Facing various challenges in their experiences, they learn to put their differences aside and form an unexpected bond that stays with them for years to come, despite the political and magical upheaval that engulfs Oz. What makes someone truly "Wicked?" An uplifting and affirming adventure that journeys way below the skin and the heart of life.

Did You Know?

Elphaba's green transformation is down to MAC PRO Chromacake in Landscape Green, which was specially created just for the show, and is not available for regular purchase (Booooo.) Pots of the emerald hue are mixed with water because its non-smudging powers are the most long-lasting. It's almost like magic... Kudos, MAC.

Key Information

Audience

Recommended age for children is 8 years and up. There is nothing of a vulgar or sexual nature, but there are adult themes. Everyone is required to have a ticket.

Run Time

Two hours and 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission (Act 1: 1 hour 30 mins / Act II: 1 hour)

Dates

Aug 20 - 31, 2025

Cast

  • Celia Hottenstein as Glinda
  • Kathy Fitzgerald as Madame Morrible
  • Timothy Shew as The Wizard
  • Boise Holmes as Doctor Dillamond
  • Tara Kostmayer as Nessarose
  • Christian Thompson as Fiyero
  • Kyle Mcarthur as Boq
  • Llaurel Harris as Elphaba Standby
  • Lauren Samuels as Elphaba

Further cast

Alexia Acebo, Jennifer Mariela Bermeo, Remmie Bourgeois, Jane Brockman, Anthony Lee Bryant, Sean Burns, Jovan Dansberry, Matt Densky, Marie Eife, Jenny Florkowski, KC Fredericks, David Kaverman, Kelly Lafarga, Marina Lazzaretto, Lauren Leach, Colin Lemoine, Madison Clarie Parks, Jackie Raye, Kat Rodriguez, Derek Schiesel, Wayne Schroder, Brett Stoelker, Ben Susak, Mitchell Tobin, Maggie Van Wieringen, Nicky Venditti and Justin Wirick

Creative

  • Joe Mantello
  • Stephen Schwartz
  • Winnie Holzman
  • Gregory Maguire
  • Wayne Cilento
  • Eugene Lee
  • Susan Hilferty
  • Kenneth Posner
  • Tony Meola
  • Marc Platt, David Stone, Jon B. Platt

Awards

2004 TONY AWARDS

Wins
Best Costume Design: Susan Hilferty
Best Scene Design: Eugene Lee
Best Actress in a Musical: Idinal Menzel

Nominations
Best Musical
Best Original Score: Stephen Schwartz
Best Book of a musical: Winnie Holzman
Best Lighting Desigm: Kenneth Posner
Best Choreography: Wayne Cilento
Best Orchestrations: William David Brohn

DRAMA DESK AWARDS

Oustanding Musical

Outstanding Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz

Outstanding Book: Winnie Holzman

Oustanding Costume Design: Susan Hilferty

Oustanding Set Design of a musical: Eugene Lee

Oustanding Director of a Musical: Joe Mantello

OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS

Outstanding Broadway Musical

Outstanding Direction of a Musical: Joe Mantello

Outstanding Set Design: Eugene Lee

Oustanding Costume Design: Susan Hilferty

THE DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS

Outstanding Production of a Musical

EDDY AWARD

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

GRAMMY AWARD

Best Musical Show Album - original cast recording of Wicked

Reviews

Our review

Enchanting, Brilliant, Timeless

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.

Nicola Quinn

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Customer reviews

94 reviews, average rating: (4.3 Stars)

Michele

Amazing

A definite must see, the show was fantastic the singing was exceptional & the venue was magnificent!! A magical evening!! ... Read more

Pam

Wicked was Fantastic!

Saw Wicked last night at the Academy of Music and it was terrific - such strong performances and amazing voices!!! Venue was so nice and seats (Mezzanine Box) had a great view! ... Read more

S Kaufman

Amazing!!

Thanks Chicago Theater for picking me for one of your lottery drawings. I was visiting my son for Thanksgiving and was very happy, to get to see the performance. I don’t know how I hadn’t heard of Wicked beforehand. Theater was beautiful, performance was spectacular and actors were outstanding. Definitely a must see. I would not hesitate to see again. Thanks again for making my weekend. ... Read more

News

Wicked Is The Tenth Longest-Running West End Show

Wicked Is The Tenth Longest-Running West End Show

Kevin, April 29th, 2024
Popular, Wicked is popular! On 24 April, the modern classic (which continues its open-ended run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre) played its 6762nd performance overtaking No Sex Please, We're British, which ran from June 1971......
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Wicked Is The Tenth Longest-Running West End Show

Wicked Is The Tenth Longest-Running West End Show
Kevin, April 29th, 2024
Popular, Wicked is popular! On 24 April, the modern classic (which continues its open-ended run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre) played its 6762nd performance overtaking No Sex Please, We're British, which ran from June 1971......
Read more

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