Each day, two hours prior to the performance (11:30 AM for 2 PM matinees, 12:30 PM for 3 PM matinees, 4:30 PM for 7 PM performances and 5:30 PM for 8 PM performances), those interested should make their way to the Gershwin box office (222 West 51st Street) for the lottery. Names will be placed into a hat, and 30 minutes later, winners will be drawn for the 28 available seats in the orchestra's front row. There is a limit of two tickets per person, and tickets must be purchased in cash only.
Wicked, which features a score by Academy Award winner Schwartz and a book by Holzman, begins previews at the Gershwin Oct. 7 with an official opening scheduled for Oct. 30. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, the musical explores the early life of the witches of Oz: Glinda and Elphaba.
Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, who recently starred as “Marian” in the TV adaptation of The Music Man, plays Glinda, the Good Witch, and former Renter Idina Menzel is Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. The cast also includes Tony and Academy Award winner Joel Grey as The Wizard, Carole Shelley as Madame Morrible, Norbert Leo Butz as Fiyero, Michelle Federer as Nessarose, Christopher Fitzgerald as Boq and William Youmans as Doctor Dillamand.
Tickets are now available by calling (212) 307-4100 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.