Wicked winner of 15 major awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, is the untold story of the Witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Wicked tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.
And as Rondi and the rest of the company will confirm: There is no place like home, especially if it's Chicago. Wicked has made the city its home for three years. Called "Broadway's biggest blockbuster" by The New York Times and "a cultural phenomenon" by Variety, WICKED continues to cast a spell on all of Chicagoland and its many visitors. More than 1,300,000 people have seen Wicked in Chicago so far, with audience members representing all 50 U.S. states and countries as far away as Japan and Australia.
The Chicago company of Wicked took the stage on Friday, June 24, 2005 at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre. It continues to play to sold-out audiences night after night, breaking multiple house records. The showy celebrated its first Windy City anniversary in the summer. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. Directed by Joe Mantello, with musical staging by Wayne Cilento, Wicked is currently presented in Chicago, on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre, on a national tour, and in London at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.
The Chicago company of Wicked performs through January 25, 2009. For tickets and more information, visit www.wickedthemusical.com/chicago or call 312 902 1400.