Gershwin Theatre | New York City, New York
Speaking of Doctor Dillamond, did we mention that he also happens to be, well, a goat? Ironically, his wig is made up of yak hair, and it’s just one of about 120 wigs used in the performance. There are also fascinating animal masks that take hours to apply onto the actors’ faces, often until they go numb! All the girls will be in love with Glinda’s bubble dress, which has 20 different types of sequins and almost 100,000 sequins altogether! Not to be beaten, Elphaba’s Wicked Witch skirt takes the costume team three weeks to put together and she goes through four of them in the show! So come and be transported to a magical world at the Gershwin Theatre in New York!
What does it take to be renowned as wicked for eternity? Definitely, there's a story behind that. We all know that the wicked witch of the west was Dorothy's foe; but way before all that, she was a misunderstood teenage witch named Elphaba. A typical teenager who developed an uncommon bond of friendship with the blond teenager Galinda — a friendship that reached a crossroad that took a turn on their lives and destinies. That's "Wicked"! Indeed, this is a spin-off from “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” and is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.” Wicked is a Broadway show production, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman. It may be witchcraft and wizardry, but Wicked has cast a mesmerizing spell on critics and audiences alike. Racking up ten Tony Award nominations and four Olivier Award nominations, the original Broadway musical productionmanaged to win three Tony Awards and seven Drama Desk Awards, along with Grammy Award for the original cast album, to boot. Music, magic, magnificence all rolled into one. Don't miss Wicked as it hits the stage of the Gershwin Theatre in New York, New York on Thursday 26th January 2023. Reserve your tickets now!