I knew I would love it before I even saw it. I loved the music from Wicked before even seeing the play. I saw the kids of GLEE sing Defying Gravity and I fell in love. I Googled and from there I learned that it was part of this fabulous play called Wicked. I knew I had to see it.
Wicked did not disappoint. The sets were stunning. The story was engaging. The cast was phenomenal. Wicked is definitely one of those shows I could see every year and not get tired of.
Based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED, winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony® Awards, is the untold story of the witches of Oz. It is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.
With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Academy Award-winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman (“My So Called Life,” “Once And Again” and “thirtysomething”), WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz, is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Vagina Monologues) and features musical staging by Tony® Award winner Wayne Cilento (Aida, The Who’s Tommy, How To Succeed…).
Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One – born with emerald-green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, and how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.
Called “a cultural phenomenon” by Variety and named “the defining musical of the decade” by The New York Times, WICKED continues to thrill audiences around the world. There are currently seven productions of WICKED worldwide, including two North American tours, a Broadway production, London production, a Japanese-language production, a German-language production and Australian production. A Dutch-language production of WICKED will open in November 2011.
See Wicked on Broadway if you get the chance. And if you have already seen it, go see it again.
WICKED will play September 14-October 9 at the Fox Theatre. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. with matinees Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Tickets start at $30.
Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Saturday, June 11 at 10 a.m. and will be exclusively available at the Fox Theatre Box Office (660 Peachtree Street NE) for a two hour priority sale. Beginning at 12 p.m., any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com/wicked, or by phone at 1-800-982-2787. There is an 8-ticket limit per patron. Orders for groups of 20 or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000.
DISCLOSURE: I was provided with tickets to the show.