One of Broadwayâ€™s biggest blockbusters is landing in Wellington for the very first time in 2023.
The producers of the smash-hit season of Les MisĂ©rables are excited to announce that one of Broadwayâ€™s biggest blockbusters ever, Wicked â€“ the untold true story of the witches of Oz, is landing its New Zealand premiere season at Wellington's St James Theatre in 2023.
Wicked tells the story of 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 intelligent, fiery, misunderstood, and possesses an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships â€“ until the world decides to call one â€śgoodâ€ť, and the other one â€świckedâ€ť.
With a thrilling score that includes the hits 'Defying Gravity', 'Popular', and 'For Good', Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as â€śthe defining musical of the decadeâ€ť and Time Magazine as â€śa magical Broadway musical with brains, heart, and courage.â€ť