New York, NY (PRWEB) September 03, 2012
Wicked is a beloved musical is based on a novel by Gregory McGuire named "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West." This novel is parallel to the blockbuster movie that baby boomers grew up with called "The Wizard of Oz." In the days before the VCR and DVR, "Wizard of Oz" enthusiasts would get so excited whenever they learned that the movie would be on TV. The owner of Cheap Concert Tickets remembers watching the "The Wizard of Oz" countless times as a child never growing tired of it.
The musical is different from the original movie, however, they both have similar themes. Wicked tells the story of how two inconceivable friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and the Good Witch of the North. They have completely different personalities and points of view. Elphaba has green skin and is socially uncomfortable, while Glinda is beautiful in every way. The plot of the story begins before Dorothy's arrival to Oz and continues on after she comes from Kansas. Many references are made to the characters, cities, happenings from the original movie.
The original actors and actresses in Wicked's first run were Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda, Idina Menzal playing Elphaba and Joel Grey as the Wizard of Oz. The musical was so popular on Broadway that it ended up being a touring production and it has visited just about every city in the United States and many large cities in other countries such as Germany, Australia and Japan. During its original run, Wicked won three Tony Awards, six Drama Desk Award and one Grammy Award. Since the inaugural run of Wicked this amazing production has earned a Laurence Olivier Award and six Helmann Awards. In whole, over 4 million theatre patrons have enjoyed Wicked in the West End and in North America. The original production in New York has played in excess of 3,500 times and it is the 12th longest running Broadway show in history.
Wicked the Musical has upcoming performances in these major cities during 2012 and 2013: Kitchener, Louisville, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Seattle, Schenectady, Saint Louis, Honolulu, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco, London, Costa Mesa, Charlotte, New York, Tucson, Rochester, South Bend, New Orleans, Madison, Columbus, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Houston, Toledo and Boston. In addition to Wicked Tickets, Cheap Concert Tickets also has Barbra Streisand Tickets and The Monkees Tickets.