PHOTO ARCHIVE: Celebrating Wicked on Broadway
By Matthew Blank
The Stephen Schwartz-Winnie Holzman musical Wicked on becomes the 11th longest-running show in Broadway history when it plays its 4,093rd performance the evening of Sept. 4. 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.
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.
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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