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Wicked The Musical Out on Tour
Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz, is a Broadway musical that first debuted in 2003 in San Francisco. After that, it went on to New York City, and has enjoyed mammoth success there. Tickets to Wicked have proven to be very popular over the years, and now that the show is in other cities than NYC, more people can see this than ever before. If the show is playing in your city or nearby, this is a fun event that your entire family will love. It’s also a great night out with your friends and coworkers.
The musical is based on the book Wicked by Gregory Maguire, and is based upon the characters from L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz. The original book by Baum paints the Wicked Witch of the West as a purely evil character, but in Maguire’s book, her backstory is given. We see that she became “evil” for very good reason, and that maybe she is not really the bad guy after all. Wicked does a great job of showing her humanity and makes the audience feel very deeply for a once despised character. Through the in-depth look at the characters from a very different angle, and through the catchy, emotional songs, this is one of the most popular Broadway musicals of all-time for a great reason.
This show has won multiple Tony Awards, including three in its debut year. It also won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 2005. It continues to gain critical acclaim today and is one of the public’s most loved shows.
Wicked has been on Broadway for more than ten years. In December of 2016, it became the ninth longest running show on Broadway of all-time, joining the likes of The Phantom of the Opera and The Lion King. If you still haven’t seen this show, now is the time. Wicked is on tour in various cities around the country, and getting tickets to Wicked is easier than ever for most people. Still, they will sell out often because of the huge popularity of the musical, so act quickly.