San Francisco audiences and critics alike feel a special connection with the smash hit musical WICKED and its history in the city by the bay. WICKED had its world premiere at San Francisco’s Curran Theatre on May 28, 2003. This opening followed a long development process during which the entire creative team and cast immersed themselves in the brand new material at the Curran theatre to launch a spectacular phenomenon that has since redefined theatrical pop culture. WICKED returned to San Francisco in the summer of 2005, where it played an unprecedented 6-week limited run selling out every seat for every single performance.
Since having its official Broadway opening at the Gershwin Theatre on October 30, 2003, WICKED has been sold out at virtually every performance, breaking house records with box office receipts of over $1.4 million per week. It has been called “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” by the New York Times and “a cultural phenomenon” by Variety. The Washington Post said WICKED is, “a breathtaking success story, of a magnitude the theater has not witnessed since the peak years of The Phantom of the Opera."
WICKED is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.
"Remember the last time an original Broadway musical made you laugh, cry and think in the right places and for the right reasons? WICKED is the most complete and completely satisfying new musical in a long time." -USA Today