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Wicked

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Winner of 3 Tony Awards

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July 26 - August 27, 2017

Remember the last time an original Broadway musical made you laugh, cry and think - in the right places, and for the right reasons?

Elysa Gardner, US Today

Why See Wicked?

The breathtaking and record-breaking hit of the decade

Once upon a time in the Land of Oz, there was a girl and her dog - no, scrub that. This musical takes place way before the arrival of Dorothy Gale 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'. Discover the musical phenomenon of the new century when it flies into Academy of Music in Philadelphia , PA , July 26 - August 27, 2017

Based on the critically acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked explores the foundation of the Oz legend, of 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 is the smash hit of the new millennium that still continues to break records over 15 years later with Stephen Schwartz's breath-taking 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.

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Dates

Opening night: 26 July 2017

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)

Cast and Creative

Cast

Jessica Vosk as Elphaba
Kristin Martin as as Nessarose
Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda
Stuart Zagnit as The Wizard
Sam Seferian as Boq
Chad Jennings as Dr. Dillamond
Wendy Worthington as Madame Morrible
Jeremy Woodard as Fiyero

Creative

Director - Joe Mantello
Music & Lyrics - Stephen Schwartz
Book - Winnie Holzman
Based on the Novel by Gregory Maguire
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, 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

Next available performances

Wed, Jul 26

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$178

Thu, Jul 27

$178

Fri, Jul 28

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$178

Sat, Jul 29

$177

Sun, Jul 30

$178

Mon, Jul 31

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Tue, Aug 1

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$178

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What you thought

43 reviews, average rating: (4.4 Stars)

4.5 star rating

Laurel Ralph: “Must See”

I have seen this show 3 times on Broadway...First time with Idina Menzel... more

Mary: “Wicked is "awesome"”

I've seen the show 3 times now, and have seen the NYC broadway production.... more

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