2 Tickets to see Wicked Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre, NYC
Wicked is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. The book is a revisionist take on The Wizard of Oz, both the L. Frank Baum novel and the Judy Garland-led film.
In the musical, which takes place before Dorothy Gale arrives in Oz, the young wicked witch, named Elphaba, is an outcast because of her atypical green skin. She meets a young Galinda (later Glinda) while studying magic at Shiz University. In contrast to Elphaba, Glinda is blonde and conventionally beautiful. The two get paired as roommates and are initially enemies, but they eventually become best friends.
The two are driven apart when Elphaba discovers that the man behind the curtain, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, is actually a fraud. The Wizard wants to turn the talking, intelligent animals of Oz into unintelligible beasts. Elphaba's discovery of the corruption in Oz, and her fight against it, gets her painted as a Wicked Witch, as the citizens of Oz are convinced to stand by the Wizard. Elphaba's crusade also tests Glinda and Elphaba's friendship, as Glinda is torn between following the rules in Oz or standing by her friend.
Wicked is about female friendship, discrimination, governmental corruption, and the musical shows how the iconic characters in The Wizard of Oz (not just the witches, but the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion, too) came to be.
Wicked received three Tony Awards, including Best Actress in a Musical, Best Scenic Design, and Best Costume Design. The show was nominated for 10 total, including Best Musical.
Wicked also won the Best Musical Show Album Award.
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Item Special Note
The winner may attend any weekday performance (Monday thru Friday) between
January 8, 2024, and March 1, 2024, subject to availability.
Request tickets no later than 2 weeks prior to the desired performance.
Recommended age for children is 8 and up. No children under 5 admitted.
The Gershwin Theatre is located at 222 West 51st Street,
between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.