Wicked, the smash hit musical that tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz, will play its 2500th performance tomorrow night (Saturday 8 September 2012 at 7.30pm) at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre. The musical will celebrate its 6th Birthday on Thursday 27 September 2012.
Wicked will fly into its 7th year as the 18th longest-running West End musical of all time. The London production of the global musical phenomenon has now been seen by almost 5 million theatregoers since its West End premiere in 2006.
UK Executive Producer Michael McCabe commented: "As Wicked enters its 7th year and celebrates 2500 spellbinding performances at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, we continue to be indebted and immensely grateful to everybody involved in the show. It is through their passion, commitment and effort during every performance that we have been able to give almost 5 million theatregoers an unforgettable live theatre experience"
"A major hit with audiences and critics alike" (BBC News), Wicked continues to be the top choice of UK theatregoers having been voted London's Most Popular Show (2010 Olivier Award), Best Night Out (2011 Evening Standard Theatre Award), Best West End Show (2011 and 2010 Whatsonstage.com Awards) and Best New Musical (2007 Whatsonstage.com Awards). Wicked also received a prestigious Visit London 'People's Choice' Gold Award in 2009.
Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire that re-imagined the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz', Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Wicked has music and lyrics by Academy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman and is directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Olivier Award nominee Joe Mantello. Wicked is based on the best-selling novel, 'Wicked – The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West', by Gregory Maguire.
Wicked is produced by: Marc Platt, Universal Pictures Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone. UK Executive Producer: Michael McCabe.
Apollo Victoria Theatre, Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG
Official UK website, video trailer and online booking: www.WickedTheMusical.co.uk.