Broadway’s WICKED set to ‘Defy Gravity’ in Perth

The untold true story of the Witches of Oz

Experience the unforgettable, award-winning musical WICKED this December 2024.

A global sensation that has been enjoyed by more than 60 million people across 16 countries – WICKED is set to become the 4th longest running show in Broadway history.

20 years since its premiere, WICKED remains one of the world’s most successful and popular musicals in the world. Winner of over 100 major awards, including the Grammy Award, the Oliver Award, six Helpmann Awards, three Tony Awards and six Drama Desk Awards, WICKED is “A Complete Triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry and think.” USA Today.


The Broadway sensation WICKED looks at what happened in the Land of Oz… but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is 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.”

Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, published in 1995, it has sold over 5.5 million copies, with 5 million sold since 2003, when the musical opened. Lifted by the musical’s success, the novel has appeared on the bestseller list for almost two decades since its initial publication. WICKED has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and musical staging by Wayne Cilento with original direction by Joe Mantello.

“If every musical had the brains, heart and courage of WICKED, Broadway really would be a magical place” – Time Magazine

Want to see Elphaba and Glinda live on stage this December at Crown Theatre, Perth? Sign up to the waitlist now here.