Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Wicked to celebrate 4,000th West End performance

Rejoycify! The West End production of Wicked will celebrate its 4,000th performance at the Apollo Victoria Theatre this afternoon (30th March).

Telling the untold story of the Witches of Oz, Wicked is currently the 9th longest-running show in the West End and the 19th longest-running show in West End theatre history. Wicked has now been seen by over 7 million people in London alone and 50 million people around the world. 

The West End cast is currently led by: Emma Hatton (Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Oliver Savile (Fiyero), Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible), Mark Curry (The Wizard), Sean Kearns (Doctor Dillamond), Daniel Hope (Boq), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Natalie Andreou (Standby for Elphaba) and Carina Gillespie (Standby for Glinda). Please note, cast subject to change from 5th September 2016.

The musical is set to launch an international tour this year which opens at the Bradford Alhambra Theatre on 20th July for 5 week season before travelling overseas to Asia. Based on the novel by Gregory MaguireWicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz with book by Winnie Holzman. Musical staging is by Wayne Cilento whilst the show is directed by Joe Mantello.

Photo Credit: Matt Crockett

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