The untold story of the witches of The Wizard of Oz, Wicked, opened on Broadway October 30, 2003. Idina Menzel (who won a Tony Award for her performance) and Kristin Chenoweth played Elphaba and Glinda, with veteran Joel Grey as the Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Norbert Leo Butz as Fiyero.
When Wicked plays its 5,960th performance February 9 at 8 PM at the Gershwin Theatre, it will surpass Oh! Calcutta! to become the seventh longest-running production in Broadway history.
Since opening in 2003, Wicked has been performed in over 100 cities in 15 countries around the world and has been translated into Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, Korean, and Portuguese. The musical has amassed over $4.5 billion in global sales and has been seen by nearly 55 million people worldwide.
The Broadway production currently stars Jackie Burns as Elphaba, Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda, Isabel Keating as Madame Morrible, Fred Applegate as The Wizard, Ashley Parker Angel as Fiyero, Jye Frasca as Boq, Kristen Martin as Nessarose, and Martin Moran as Dr. Dillamond.
Look back through 15 years of Elphabas, Glindas, Fiyeros, and more to take the stage in the Broadway hit: