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"A theatre goer since I was 2, I am now 26, I can not recall being as moved in so many directions as I was while watching Wicked."

- Matt B.

"If I could pick where I had to die, It would be at a performance of Wicked. If I could pick the last words that I heard, It would be the last note of the song "Defying Gravity." This show is utterly amazing!"

- Jen M.


Information about Wicked The Musical

Long before Dorothy dropped in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two unlikely friends end up as the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch makes for the most spellbinding new musical in years.

WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz, features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Academy Award winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman ("My So Called Life," "Once And Again" and "thirtysomething"), and is based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire. With musical staging by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento (Aida, The Who's Tommy, How To Succeed...), WICKED is directed by 2003 Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, A Man of No Importance).

Wicked Awards and Nominations

2006 Wicked Awards

The Touring Broadway Awards

The Touring Broadway Awards presented the following awards to the Wicked touring company this year: Best New Musical, Best Production Design and Best Musical Score.

These awards are presented anually by The League of American Theatres. This year the awards were presented at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York on May 8, 2006.

Helen Hayes Awards 2006

Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production: Stephanie J. Block, Wicked , The Kennedy Center
Nominated Lead Actress: Kendra Kassebaum, Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production
Nominated: Wicked for Outstanding Non-Resident production.

2004 Wicked Awards

Tony Award Winners

Wicked - Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical - Idina Menzel
Wicked - Best Costume Design - Susan Hilferty
Wicked - Best Scene Design - Eugene Lee.

Interesting tidbit: After the 2004 Tony Awards, Wicked producers added an eight-week block of tickets and sold more than $1 million in tickets by noon. This gives you an idea of how good the show is.

Tony Award Nominations

Wicked had the most nominations of all Broadway shows (total of 10), including:

  • Best Original Score - Stephen Schwartz
  • Best Book of a musical -Winnie Holzman
  • Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical - Kristin Chenoweth
  • Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical - Idina Menzel
  • Best Costume Design - Susan Hilferty
  • Best Scenic Design - Eugene Lee
  • Best Lighting Design - Kenneth Posner
  • Best Choreography - Wayne Cilento
  • Best Orchestrations - William David Brohn

The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards® are presented by Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of The League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc. and the American Theatre Wing. The two organizations have jointly administered the Tonys since 1967, the year of the first Tony telecast.

More about the Tony Awards

Is Wicked for Children?

Wicked is recommended for children 8 years old and up. No children under 5 years old will be admitted. And of course, no one will be admitted without a ticket. Other than that, everyone should see Wicked.

How long is the show?

Running time for the show is 2 hours and 30 minutes, plus a 15-minute intermission.


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