Congratz to @wicked_musical becomes the sixth longest-running show in Broadway history! 💖
When #Wicked plays its 6,138th performance at the #GershwinTheatre July 12 at 8 PM, it will pass A Chorus Line to become the sixth longest-running production in #Broadway history.
Based on the novel by #GregoryMaguire, Wicked tells the untold story of the Wicked Witch of the West and #Glinda the Good before Dorothy drops in. #Elphaba, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery, and misunderstood. Glinda is beautiful, ambitious, and very popular.
Wicked has music and lyrics by #StephenSchwartz and a book by #WinnieHolzman. The production is directed by #JoeMantello with musical staging by #WayneCilento.
Since opening in 2003, Wicked has been performed in over 100 cities in 15 countries around the world. Celebrating its 15th anniversary on Broadway this fall, the musical has amassed over $4.5 billion in global sales and has been seen by over 55 million people worldwide.
Source: Playbill Magazine