Playhouse Square (Cleveland, OH) has announced that Wicked will make its long-awaited return to Cleveland this holiday season at the KeyBank State Theatre, December 8, 2021 – January 2, 2022. Tickets go on sale August 2, 2021 at 10 A.M.
“We are thrilled to welcome the magic that is Wicked back to Playhouse Square this holiday season,” says Gina Vernaci, Playhouse Square President & CEO. “The story of Elphaba is one that speaks to so many. Now, more than ever, it’s important that we come together to experience this kind of magical story telling that only live theater can do.”
Single tickets for Wicked start at $49 and will be available at playhousesquare.org or by phone at 216-241-6000. Donors and Season Ticket Holders will have early purchase access for single tickets in July. To become a season ticket holder, visit playhousesquare.org/broadway. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more can be placed by calling 216-640-8600.
The Broadway sensation Wicked 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, who is 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.”
Concerning the venue’s stance on the current pandemical situation, Playhouse Square states that its “commitment to the health and safety of our guests, artists, staff and volunteers is our first priority always. We will continue to follow guidance from the CDC and State of Ohio as part of our commitment to offering safe and memorable experiences.”
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,” and by Time Magazine as “a magical Broadway musical with brains, heart, and courage.” NBC Nightly News calls the hit musical “the most successful Broadway show ever.”
Now the 5th longest running show in Broadway history, Wicked is the winner of over 100 international awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards. Since opening in 2003, Wicked has been performed in over 100 cities in 16 countries around the world (U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, Mexico, Brazil, Switzerland and China) and has thus far been translated into six languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, Korean and Portuguese. Wicked has been seen by over 60 million people worldwide and has amassed over $5 billion in global sales.
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. The production is directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello with musical staging by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento. Wicked is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.