Let us be glad! Wicked is celebrating 20 years of performances at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre on October 30, 2023—and what better way to celebrate than with a commemorative Playbill? The exclusive memorabilia is available to Wicked attendees during the month of October or to any fan via the Playbill store.
View the special Wicked 20th anniversary Playbill below.
The festivities don't end there, though: Wicked has also announced special partnerships with a number of brands—including a Hill House Home dress collection, four themed friendship bracelets, Oz-inspired Moleskin journals, and an afternoon tea experience at New York's famed Plaza Hotel.
Wicked's Broadway cast currently features Alyssa Fox as Elphaba, McKenzie Kurtz as Glinda, John Dossett as The Wizard, Michele Pawk as Madame Morrible, Jordan Litz as Fiyero, Jake Pedersen as Boq, Kimber Elayne Sprawl as Nessarose, and William Youmans as Doctor Dillamond.
The musical originally began previews on Broadway October 8, 2003, with an official opening October 30. The original cast included Tony winners Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth as the green-faced, misunderstood Elphaba and the curly-locked Glinda, respectively. It is now the fourth-longest running production in Broadway history.
The Joe Mantello-helmed production features musical staging by Wayne Cilento, scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Tony Meola, projections by Elaine J. McCarthy, wig and hair design by Tom Watson, music supervision and arrangements by Stephen Oremus, orchestrations by William David Brohn, and dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott. Casting is by the Telsey Office.
Wicked won 2004 Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical (Menzel), Best Costume Design (Hilferty), and Best Scenic Design (Lee).