The untold true story of the Witches of Oz
Experience the unforgettable, award-winning musical WICKED at the Sydney Lyric until February 4 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, reaching the 20 year milestone while in Australia’s Emerald City, Sydney.
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 Sydney Morning Herald called it ‘ingenious and beautiful‘, the Financial Review described it as ‘impressive, magical with exquisite comic timing‘, and Limelight magazine declared the musical a ‘heartwarming, spine-tingling, eye-popping, lavish spectacle.’
[su_box title=”WICKED The Musical Australian Season Dates” box_color=”#026cdf” radius=”7″]• WHEN: Now playing!
• WHERE: Sydney Lyric Theatre
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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