WICKED Becomes Fourth Longest Running Production in Broadway History
- by GSBO Staff
- Apr 13, 2023
WICKED became the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history on April 11, 2023 (surpassing our favorite Broadway felines, Cats) with its 7,486th performance at the Gershwin Theatre. The Broadway sensation will also celebrate its 20th Anniversary this October. For the next week, the top four longest-running shows – The Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, The Lion King, and Wicked – are all currently playing on Broadway, a rare, if not short-lived, event in Broadway History.
The Broadway production of WICKED currently features Alyssa Fox as Elphaba, McKenzie Kurtz as Glinda, Michele Pawk as Madame Morrible, John Dossett as The Wizard, James D. Gish as Fiyero, Kimber Elayne Sprawl as Nessarose, Michael Wartella as Boq, and William Youmans as Dr. Dillamond.
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”
WICKED has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. The production is directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello with musical staging by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento.
Tickets are now available for your groups of 15 or more by calling 1-800-BROADWAY x2. For the full experience be sure to add on the Behind the Emerald Curtain tour for a behind-the-scenes look at what makes WICKED the 4th longest-running Broadway show in history!