PHOTO CALL: Wicked Continues to Defy Gravity with 1,000th Broadway Performance

News   PHOTO CALL: Wicked Continues to Defy Gravity with 1,000th Broadway Performance As solid a mega-musical hit as there comes, the Stephen Schwartz-Winnie Holzman musical Wicked reached the milestone of 1,000 Broadway performances on March 23.
From Top: Joe Mantello (left) and Stephen Schwartz; Robb Sapp and Jena Leigh Green.
From Top: Joe Mantello (left) and Stephen Schwartz; Robb Sapp and Jena Leigh Green.

Despite being upset for the Best Musical prize by Avenue Q at the 2004 Tony Awards ceremony, the show about the witches of Oz and how they came to be the famous characters we all know them as in “The Wizard of Oz” has gone on to break box office records and sell out nearly every show that it plays.

At left, director Joe Mantello and Schwartz, as well as cast members Rob Sapp and Jena Leigh Green are seen after the performance. Below, stars Eden Espinosa and Megan Hilty prepare to cut the celebratory cake after the 1000th performance of Wicked in the lobby of the Gershwin Theatre on West 50th Street and 8th Avenue in New York City.

Photos by Aubrey Reuben

From Left: Eden Espinosa and Megan Hilty.
From Left: Eden Espinosa and Megan Hilty.
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