Wicked

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Gershwin Theatre, Midtown West Until Thursday December 31 2015
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This musical prequel to The Wizard of Oz addresses surprisingly complex themes, such as standards of beauty, morality and, believe it or not, fighting fascism. Thanks to Winnie Holzman’s witty book and Stephen Schwartz’s pop-inflected score, Wicked soars. Currently, the cast features Christine Dwyer as Elphaba and Jenni Barber as Galinda.—David Cote

[Running time: 2hrs 45mins. One intermission.]

Venue name: Gershwin Theatre
Contact:
Address: 222 W 51st St
New York

Cross street: between Broadway and Eighth Ave
Transport: Subway: C, E, 1 to 50th St; N, R to 49th St
Price: $65–$145, premium $251.25–$301.25
Event phone: 800-982-2787
Event website: http://wickedthemusical.com

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Moonstruck

Honestly, Wicked has become a Broadway staple, seeing as it will not go away any time soon, as rightfully it should not.


Though the story line can seem a bit bumpy in certain areas, especially in the teen problems camp, the true heart and soul of the show is Glinda and Elphaba. If played by dynamic actresses, the show manages to steal the heart of all those who see the show. For the young teen population the show seems to attract the most, many can find a part of either Elphaba or Glinda to identify with.

"Defying Gravity" always manages to take my breath away (seen this show three times!) and the tale of friendship won and lost always strikes a chord. 

Olivia H

I personally think this is the best musical ever. The songs are fantastic and the story line is brilliant. I would recommend it to anyone.