The Gershwin Theatre opened in 1972, as the Uris, along with its smaller sister theatre, the Circle in the Square. Designed by Ralph Alswang, the Gershwin has a seating capacity of 1,933, making it the largest Broadway theatre. At the 1983 Tony Awards, the theatre was renamed the George Gershwin in honor of the composer.
Winner of three 2004 Tony Awards, Wicked is a Broadway phenomenon that looks at what happened in the Land of Oz… but from a different angle. With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” Wicked transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story and opulent physical production.SYNOPSIS: Long before Dorothy arrives in Oz, there is another young woman born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships… until the world decides to call one "good," and the other one "wicked."
|Nov 28, 1972 -||Uris Buildings Corportation||Theatre Owner|
|Nov 28, 1972 -||The Nederlander Organization||Theatre Lessee|
|Nov 28, 1972 - May 24, 1987||Gerald Oestreicher||Theatre Lessee|