Last month’s trip to New York saw us back in the Gershwin for a second viewing of Wicked. By second, I mean second in the Gershwin – we also saw the tour once several years ago. Both are very excellent, but it’s hard to beat this massive theatre and the set designed specifically for it. I probably should’ve taken this from a slightly lower angle so you could see the dragon, but, well, you know what they say about hindsight. The show itself never disappoints, but this one was particularly wonderful given the current leads.
Wicked tells the story of the witches everyone loves (and hates) from the classic The Wizard of Oz. Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda, the Good Witch, as it turns out, attended school together and were actually the best of friends (though, true, they loathed one another at first). When the animals of Oz start losing their voices, their trip to the Emerald City to see the Wonderful Wizard himself sets them spiraling forward on the path to the ending we all know well. The show, still running at the Gershwin Theatre, currently stars Rachel Tucker and Kara Lindsay in the lead roles.