Gershwin Theatre | New York City, NY
The composer and lyricist responsible for the musical’s songs is multi-Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz. He was also the person behind the earworms in Disney’s Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Prince of Egypt. While the dramatic ‘Defying Gravity’ is the headlining song in WICKED the musical, the song that touched us the most was Elphaba’s emotional rendition of ‘No Good Deed’. It springs from her distress and rage at how her attempts to do the right thing keep being thwarted, a feeling that many children can surely identify with. And once your kids have heard it, Glinda’s cheery ‘Popular’ may well overtake ‘Let It Go’ from Disney’s Frozen as the song of the season. So bring the family and come and see some incredible music at the Gershwin Theatre in New York.
You all know happy-ever-after stories of Princes and Princesses, of Heroes and Heroines. But have you ever heard the tale of the wicked witch? From the land of Oz, investigate a parallel world to discover the witches' story. Wicked is a Broadway performance with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman, based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.” Wicked began its life on stage in 2003 and has since garnered rave reviews. The original Broadway production bagged three Tony Awards and seven Drama Desk Awards, and a Grammy Award for the original cast recording, which produced the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good”. This unforgettable Wicked production is a dazzling masterpiece with an unfading and universal appeal. Wicked is headed to this neck of the woods, so buy your tickets for it runs on Wednesday 10th May 2023 at the Gershwin Theatre, New York, New York.