The national tour of the international hit musical Wicked played its 5,000th performance July 30 at Minneapolis' Orpheum Theatre, where it continues through August 28.
The cast currently features Lissa deGuzman as Elphaba, Jennafer Newberry as Glinda, Lisa Howard as Madame Morrible, John Bolton as The Wizard, Michael Genet as Doctor Dillamond, Kimberly Immanuel as Nessarose, Jordan Litz as Fiyero, and Jake Pedersen as Boq.
The ensemble includes Natalia Vivino, Alexia Acebo, Remmie Bourgeois, Anthony Lee Bryant, Jordan Casanova, Matt Densky, Marie Eife, Ryan Patrick Farrell, KC Fredericks, Sara Gonzales, Chelsea Cree Groen, Kelly Lafarga, Marina Lazzaretto, Megan Loomis, Ryan Mac, Brittany Marcell Monachino, David Scott Purdy, Jackie Raye, Rebecca Gans Reavis, Andy Richardson, Jenna Nicole Schoen, Wayne Schroder, Paul Schwensen, Ben Susak, Nicky Venditti, Brion Marquis Watson, and Justin Wirick.
Since opening on Broadway October 30, 2003, Wicked has been performed in over 100 cities in 16 countries. In October 2019, the international hit musical surpassed Les Misérables to become the fifth longest-running production in Broadway history.
Wicked, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman, is based on the novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire.
The Joe Mantello-helmed production features musical staging by Wayne Cilento, scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Tony Meola, projections by Elaine J. McCarthy, wig and hair design by Tom Watson, music supervision and arrangements by Stephen Oremus, orchestrations by William David Brohn, and dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott. Casting is by the Telsey Office.
The musical, which reopened on Broadway September 14, 2021, following the pandemic shutdown, is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt, and David Stone.