The hit musical about the unlikely friendship between two not-so-wicked witches, will again play the famed Boston venue Sept. 12-Oct. 14, 2007. The tour of Wicked — currently headed by Julia Murney as Elphaba and Kendra Kassebaum as Glinda — ended its initial run at the Opera House May 14. It begins an engagement at Atlanta's Fox Theatre May 17. 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.
Wicked, with a book by Winnie Holzman, began previews on Broadway Oct. 8, 2003, with an official opening Oct. 30, 2003. The Broadway company — directed by Joe Mantello, who repeated his duties for the tour — continues to play the Gershwin Theatre.
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