'Wicked' Becomes Fifth Longest-Running Broadway Show After 16th Anniversary

Empire State Building Lighting Ceremony To Celebrate "Wicked"

Wicked has been Defying Gravity for 16 years on Broadway!

Monday night, October 28, 2019, marked Wicked's 6,681st performance which surpasses Les Misérables, the previous record holder. This brings Wicked into the top five longest-running Broadway shows at spot number 5. The top four longest-running Broadway shows are The Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, The Lion King and Cats.

Wicked opened on Broadway on October 30, 2003 starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth as Elphaba and Glinda respectively. The current cast includes Hannah Corneau as Elphaba, Ginna Claire Mason as Glinda, Nancy Opel as Madam Morrible, Jake Boyd as Fiyero, ad Michael McCormick as The Wizard.

A film adaptation of the Broadway smash-hit is set to hit theaters in 2021. Who do you want to see play Elphaba and Glinda?

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