Saenger Theatre - New Orleans
In a land of Oz a long, long time ago there was an unlikely friendship between Elphaba(the Wicked Witch of the West), born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent, and Galinda (whose name later changes to Glinda the Good Witch) a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”
So much happened before Dorothy dropped in.
Wicked comes to Saenger Theatre – New Orleans on Thursday 17th October 2019
Wicked celebrated its tenth anniversary on Broadway on October 30, 2013. On July 12, 2018, with its 6,138th performance, it surpassed A Chorus Line to become Broadway's sixth-longest running show. In March 2016, Wicked surpassed $1 billion in total Broadway revenue, joining both The Phantom of the Opera and The Lion King as the only Broadway shows to do so. In July 2017, Wicked surpassed The Phantom of the Opera as Broadway's second-highest grossing musical, trailing only The Lion King.
With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” Wicked has been hailed by as “the defining musical of the decade.” – The New York Times.
“If every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of Wicked, Broadway really would be a magical place.” – Time Magazine cheers.
“Musicals are like Marmite, you either like them or you don’t. Or so they say. If, like me, you were once fairly indifferent to musicals, I dare you to see Wicked. I bet it will change your mind. With over 100 major international awards under its pointed hat, it’s sure to be a magical experience for everyone.” – Emmie Harrison, Entertainment Focus March 2019