Photo Flash: Broadway Wishes WICKED a Happy 15th!
On October 30, 2003, a little show called Wicked opened at the Gershwin Theatre... the rest is history. Let us be glad! Let us be grateful and rejoycify that it is still around a whopping 15 years later, making it the sixth longest-running show in Broadway history.
With a thrilling score that includes the hits "Defying Gravity," "Popular" and "For Good," Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as "the defining musical of the decade," and by Time Magazine as "a magical Broadway musical with brains, heart, and courage."
Winner of over 100 international awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, Wicked has been performed in over 100 cities in 14 countries around the world (U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, Mexico, and Brazil) and has thus far been translated into six languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, Korean, and Portuguese. Wicked has amassed over $4.6 billion in global sales and has been seen by over 55 million people worldwide.
Broadway's favorites have been wishing Wicked a very happy 15th anniversary today. We've gathered just a few of them below!
Ok... last one. When "Female track 10" went on for @idinamenzel in San Francisco. Thanks to the OG cast for their love & support @kchenoweth @norbert_leo_butz @dulude2 #chucklapointe and ALL. @wicked_musical #wicked15 #thedressbeforeitwasTHEdress
A post shared by Stephanie J Block-Arcelus (@stephaniejblock) on Oct 30, 2018 at 8:22am PDT
A post shared by Jennifer Laura Thompson (@jenniferlaurathompson) on Oct 30, 2018 at 8:52am PDT
Happy @wicked_musical Day!! ????Miss this show and role so much. But most of all, I just miss being with my bestie @jennydinoia every day. • • • •#wicked15 #glinda #wicked #wickedthemusical #nationaltour #besties #elphaba
A post shared by Hayley Podschun (@hayley_podschun) on Oct 29, 2018 at 10:17pm PDT
A post shared by Stephanie J Block-Arcelus (@stephaniejblock) on Oct 29, 2018 at 4:09pm PDT
A post shared by Stephanie J Block-Arcelus (@stephaniejblock) on Oct 30, 2018 at 7:03am PDT
A post shared by Avenue Q (@avenueqmusical) on Oct 29, 2018 at 3:30pm PDT
It was truly an honor to get to become Elphaba. When I understudied the role back in 2011-2012 I remember the first time I went on, saying out loud "This role is such a gift." 3 years later when I was given the enormous privilege of playing the role on Broadway, I vowed to never take it for granted. Happy Birthday to the show that granted me my first Broadway Dream come true! #wicked15 @wicked_musical #love #broadway #trulygrateful
A post shared by Caroline Bowman (@carolinebowman5) on Oct 30, 2018 at 10:15am PDT
Happy #Wicked15 everyone! We can't all come and go by bubble, but we can make some @wicked_musical cookies, and they are DEFYING CAVITY!! ??: @ginnaclaire (Thanks GC for this picture, we clearly never get tired of posting it!) ?? #showboybakeshop #bakery #lasvegas #anthem #vegas #summerlin #bestoflasvegas #cupcakewars #cakewars #ridiculouscakes #foodnetwork #cupcake #cupcakes #cupcakesoftheday #dailycupcakes #instacupcakes #cupcakesofinstagram #bloggers #cake #cakes #cakesofinstagram #weddingcakechampionship #wicked #wickedthemusical #broadway #sugarcookies
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