Wicked has made a triumphant return to Broadway – and here’s a first look at the show’s opening.
After being closed for nearly 18 months due to the pandemic, the hit musical reopened in New York last night (14 September).
To mark the first performance since March 2020, a recording of the first few minutes of the show has been shared online revealing the rapturous applause as Glinda (Ginna Claire Mason) descended in her bubble.
“It’s good to see me, isn’t it?” came the iconic line. Watch the video below!
Wicked’s reopening on Broadway comes just 24 hours before the show starts performances again in the West End.
It will start at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre from 15 September 2021, currently booking through to 22 May 2022.
The returning West End cast will be led by Laura Pick as Elphaba with Sophie Evans returning to the show as Glinda while Helen Woolf is on maternity leave.
Alistair Brammer plays Fiyero, Kim Ismay plays Madame Morrible, Nicholas McLean plays Boq, Simeon Truby plays Doctor Dillamond, Carina Gillespie plays Nessarose and Andy Hockley plays The Wizard.
Wicked reveals the magical ‘true untold story’ behind the Wizard Of Oz and just what happened before Dorothy dropped in. With a score by Stephen Schwartz, Wicked features some of musical theatre’s most iconic songs, such as Defying Gravity.
As part of its reopening, Wicked in the West End has unveiled new online day seat tickets.
Each Wednesday at 10AM, the entire Front Row will be released for all performances in the following week (Tuesday-Sunday) with all tickets priced at £29.50.