From Tina — The Tina Turner Musical to Disney’s enchanting Beauty and the Beast Musical, the 2023 theatre calendar is already standing out for its variety. Now adding to that list is Wicked, set to fly back into Australia to mark its 20th anniversary on Broadway courtesy of Crossroads Live.
Opening exclusively in Sydney at the Lyric Theatre in August 2023, the musical has been touted as “Broadway’s Biggest Blockbuster” by the NY Times. It’s also the recipient of over 100 awards including the Grammy Award, the Olivier Award, six Helpmann Awards and three Tony Awards. So you already know you’re in for a grand time.
Wicked the Musical
Wicked is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz and tells the story of how Elphaba became the Wicked Witch and Glinda became the Good Witch. It is currently the second-highest-grossing musical on Broadway, second only to The Lion King. The production will feature musical staging by Wayne Cilento with original direction by Joe Mantello and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.
The global sensation has played to over 60 million people in 16 countries and is now set to draw large crowds to the harbour city.
The Wicked musical promises to be a highly enjoyable experience for people of all age groups. “People love it for so many different reasons – some come for the engrossing story, some for the astonishing sets and costumes, some for the soaring ballads, some for the deeper messages, and some to see the life-affirming friendship between the two young women,” Producer John Frost for Crossroads Live said.
Wicked will play at the Lyric Theatre from August 2023. Get excited and join the waitlist here for first dibs.