Wicked to Become 7th Longest-Running Show in Broadway History

Broadway News   Wicked to Become 7th Longest-Running Show in Broadway History
 
The international hit musical by Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman continues at the Gershwin Theatre.
Jackie Burns in <i>Wicked</i>
Jackie Burns in Wicked Joan Marcus

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.

Read: THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT WICKED? THINK AGAIN.

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.

Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman, direction by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento.

Wicked is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt, and David Stone.

Visit WickedTheMusical.com.


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