PHOTO ARCHIVE: Nine Years of Wicked on Broadway
By Matthew Blank
Though there was no performance, Oct. 30 marked the 9th anniversary of the Stephen Schwartz-Winnie Holzman musical Wicked on Broadway. In honor of this milestone, Playbill.com offers a look back at a number of the various witches, munchkins and Ozians who have inhabited the Gershwin Theatre since 2003.
The show opened Oct. 30, 2003 and has since played over 3700 performances.
Adapted from the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked delves into the back story of the iconic characters from Oz. The hit musical has a score by Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman, direction by Joe Mantello and musical staging by Wayne Cilento.
Jackie Burns and Alli Mauzey lead a cast that currently includes Kyle Dean Massey as Fiyero, Randy Danson as Madame Morrible, Adam Grupper as The Wizard, Jenny Fellner as Nessarose, F. Michael Haynie as Boq and Tom Flynn as Dr. Dillamond.
The production also features scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Tony Meola, projections by Elaine J. McCarthy, wig and hair design by Tom Watson, music supervision and arrangements by Stephen Oremus, orchestrations by William David Brohn and dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott.
Wicked won Tony Awards for Costume Design, Scenic Design and Best Actress in a Musical (Idina Menzel). It was nominated as Best Musical.
For tickets visit WickedtheMusical.
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