The international hit musical Wicked will play its 5,759th performance at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre August 16 at 7 PM, surpassing Mamma Mia! to become the eighth longest-running production in Broadway history.
Since opening in 2003, the Stephen Schwartz-Winnie Holzman musical has been performed in over 100 cities in 15 countries around the world (U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, China, Mexico, and Brazil) and has thus far been translated into six languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, Korean, and Portuguese. The musical has amassed nearly $4.5 billion in global sales and has been seen by over 53 million people worldwide.
The Broadway production currently stars Jackie Burns as Elphaba, Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda, Rondi Reed as Madame Morrible, PJ Benjamin as The Wizard, Ashley Parker Angel as Fiyero, Jye Frasca as Boq, Kristin Martin as Nessarose, and Chad Jennings as Dr. Dillamond.
The musical officially opened on Broadway in October 2003; the following year, it won Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical (Idina Menzel), Best Costume Design (Susan Hilferty), and Best Scenic Design (Eugene Lee).
The Gershwin Theatre is located in Manhattan at 222 West 51st Street. To purchase tickets, click here.