Watch Now: Wicked Becomes Fourth Longest-Running Broadway Show

On April 11, 2023, Wicked played its 6,486th performance on Broadway, surpassing the musical Cats as the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history. After the performance, current Elphaba, Alyssa Fox, gave a speech to celebrate the occasion.

Wicked is now in its 20th year on Broadway, celebrating two decades at the Gershwin Theatre this October. In addition to Fox, the cast currently features McKenzie Kurtz as Glinda, Michele Pawk as Madame Morrible, John Dossett as The Wizard, James D. Gish as Fiyero, Kimber Elayne Sprawl as Nessarose, Michael Wartella as Boq, and William Youmans as Doctor Dillamond.

Wicked, the Broadway sensation, 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—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.” With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” Time Magazine cheers, “if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of Wicked, Broadway really would be a magical place.”

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