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Photo Coverage: Wicked Celebrates 1000th Performance

Wicked, the smash musical that tells the untold story of the witches of Oz, celebrated its 1,000th performance on Broadway on Thursday, March 23 and BroadwayWorld was there!

Wicked has been sold out at virtually every performance since having its official opening at the Gershwin Theatre (222 W. 51st St.) on October 30, 2003, breaking house records with box office receipts of over $1.3 million per week.

Eden Espinosa (Elphaba) and Megan Hilty (Glinda) currently star with Tony Award-winner Ben Vereen (the Wizard), with Carol Kane (Madame Morrible) and Derrick Williams (Fiyero), Jenna Leigh Green (Nessarose), Sean McCourt (Dr. Dillamond) and Robb Sapp (Boq) also featured. David Garrison (Bells Are Ringing, Titanic) assumes the role of the Wizard beginning April 4.

The performance schedule for Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre (222 W. 51st St.) is Tuesdays at 7 PM; Wednesday through Saturdays at 8 PM; matinees on Wednesdays & Saturdays at 2 PM; Sundays at 3 PM. The scale of prices is $50 - $110. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, 212-307-4100 (or www.ticketmaster.com) or at the Gershwin Theatre box office. For more information, visit www.wickedthemusical.com.

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Sean McCourt

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Rob Sapp and Jenna Leigh Green

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Carole Kane

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Derrick Williams

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Ben Vereen

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Ben Vereen

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Megan Hilty and Eden Espinosa

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Megan Hilty and Eden Espinosa

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The cast of Wicked!

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Ben Vereen, Megan Hilty, Eden Espinosa, and Derrick Williams

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Megan Hilty and Eden Espinosa

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Megan Hilty and Eden Espinosa

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Eden Espinosa

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Megan Hilty and Eden Espinosa

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Eden Espinosa and Shanna VanDerwerker raise money for Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS

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A final wave from the cast!

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Wicked's 1000th Celebration Cake!

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Stephen Schwartz

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Robb Sapp and Jenna Leigh Green

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Marc Platt, Stephen Schwartz, and David Stone

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Stephen Schwartz and Ben Vereen

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Stephen Schwartz and Ben Vereen

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Ben Vereen

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Ben Vereen

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Stephen Schwartz, Derrick Williams, and Jenna Leigh Green

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Joe Mantello and Ben Vereen

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Ben Vereen and Jenna Leigh Green

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Marc Platt, Megan Hilty, Eden Espinosa, Stephen Schwartz, and David Stone

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Marc Platt, Eden Espinosa, Megan Hilty, Stephen Schwartz, and David Stone

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Eden Espinosa and Megan Hilty cutting the cake

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Eden Espinosa and Megan Hilty

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Megan Hilty

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Eden Espinosa with dresser, Kathe Mull

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Eden Espinosa and Joe Mantello

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Gaelen Gilliland, Phillip Spaeth, Marc Platt, Heather Spore, Zach Hensler, and Robb Sapp

 

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Ben Strothmann Ben Strothmann has been a portrait and theatrical photographer since 1995. Since building his first darkroom in his hometown of Milwaukee WI, his portrait studio now looks out over Manhattan where he shoots headshots and production photos. Born to a famous cheesecake lady (Suzy Strothmann of Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes), Ben is also an actor and pianist. Currently he lives in Astoria and studies guitar and Icelandic. Ben is also a volunteer for The Heart Gallery (heartgallerynyc.org) and helps NYC foster children find permanent, loving families. Ben is proud to be a part of the world famous singing waitstaff at Ellen's Stardust Diner. See www.benstrothmann.com for more info.