People who pay a visit to the booths will be able to take the "Which Witch Are You" personality quiz to see whether they are more like Elphaba or Glinda, the two witches depicted in the hit musical. Merchandise from the Stephen Schwartz musical will also be on hand, and those interested will also be able to enter a raffle to win tickets to the July 5 performance of Wicked. Wicked booths will be present at the following street fairs:
Crafts Fair on June 4 (11 AM-6 PM, Broadway 73rd-86th Streets)
Christopher Street Fair on June 11 (10 AM-6 PM, 7th Avenue and Greenwich)
Brooklyn Heights Fair on June 17 (10 AM-6 PM, Court Street)
Times Square Expo on June 24 (10 AM-6 PM, 7th Avenue, between 47th and 57th Streets)
Based on Gregory Maguire's novel, which turned every Oz myth inside out, Wicked explores the early life of the witches of Oz: Glinda and Elphaba. The two main characters meet at Shiz, a school where both hope to take up sorcery. Glinda is madly popular and Elphaba is, well, green. By a misunderstanding, they wind up roommates and, after an initial period of mutual loathing, begin to learn something about each other. Their life paths continue to intersect through a shared love, entry into the Emerald City and interaction with the Wizard himself. Eventually, their choices and convictions take them on widely different paths.
The Broadway company of Wicked — directed by Joe Mantello — plays the Gershwin Theatre. Tickets are available by calling (212) 307-4100 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.