Gershwin Theatre | New York City, NY
WICKED the musical has grossed US$4 billion in global ticket sales to date, having been watched by 50 million people worldwide. It’s been to over 100 cities in 14 countries all over the world. It debuted in 2011 with an Australian cast. This time, coming directly from a multi record-breaking tour of the UK and Ireland, the UK cast flies into the iconic Gershwin Theatre in New York City! So come on down and see this timeless performance!
Theatre models for us a kind of public discourse that lies at the heart of democratic life, and develops our skills for listening to different sides of a conversation or argument, and empathizing with the struggles of our fellow human beings, whatever their views may be. When we watch a play, we learn what happens when conflicts don't get resolved, and what happens when they do. We develop our faculty for imagining the outcomes of various choices we might make in our personal lives and our political lives. It's not surprising that, in repressive societies, theatre has often been aligned with the movement toward openness and freedom. All of these things are a part of the most incredible show in all of 2020, the phenomenal Wicked, which will be live on stage at the iconic Gershwin Theatre!