Since debuting in 2003, Wicked has become one of Broadway’s most successful shows, winning three Tony Awards and seven Drama Desk Awards while its cast also boasted a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 2005.
Wicked continues its long-running success as its 11th anniversary on Broadway approaches at the end of October. To date, the musical has played more than 4,500 performances on the Great White Way. The long withstanding show, based upon the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel of the same name, is marking a place in the record books. It is now the 11th longest-running Broadway show in history, trailing the classic Rent by several hundred shows for a spot among Broadway’s top 10 shows of all time.
Due to its perpetual success, Wicked tickets on the secondary market continue to see impressive price averages for individual shows. The average secondary price to see the show at the Gershwin Theatre is currently $229.12. The show will play its most expensive date of the remaining year on December 27, with average price currently listed at $310.80 and get-in price starting at $109. Its cheapest date will be on October 3 as that show owns a secondary average of $178 and get-in price of $61.
Attributing much of its plot from Gregory Maguire’s novel, Wicked provides an alternative story to the beloved movie The Wizard of Oz, which was released in 1939 and has since become one of the most historic movies of all-time. Wicked follows the witches of the Land of Oz before and after Dorothy’s visit from Kansas. The musical primarily follows the two witch friends Elphaba and Glinda the Good, and their highs and lows through love, politics, and the ultimate shattering of their friendship as The Wicked Witch of the West emerges.