The Broadway musical “Wicked,” which tells the backstory of what happened in Oz before Dorothy arrived, is about to pass a historic threshold.
When the hit musical plays its 7,486th performance on Tuesday, April 11, it’ll surpass Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats” to become the fourth-longest running production on the Great White Way.
“Phantom of the Opera,” which is closing in April, remains the longest-running show on Broadway with 13,965 performances, followed by “Chicago” with 10,321 performances and “The Lion King” with 9,936 performances.
“Wicked” will also celebrate its 20th anniversary this October.
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When #Wicked plays its 7,486th performance on April 11, it will surpass Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats” to become the fourth-longest running production on the Broadway. https://t.co/k80jRC4M5h
— Variety (@Variety) April 6, 2023
Since opening on Broadway in 2003, the musical has been performed in 16 countries and translated into 6 languages.
“Wicked” was nominated for 10 Tony Awards in 2004 and won 3 including Best Actress in a Musical for Idina Menzel’s star turn as “Elphaba.”
I vividly remember seeing the show’s original cast (who were perfection across the board) and it easily deserves its healthy run.