‘Wicked’ Flying Back To Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre Next Year

Something Wicked this way comes, again.

Broadway in Hollywood said today that the Tony-winning smash Broadway musical will return to the Pantages Theatre next year, with its limited engagement starting in December 2024. The organization usually reveals the Hollywood Boulevard venue’s entire season every February, but it got a broom-flying start on 2024-25.

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The show is based on Gregory Maguire 1995 novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which followed up L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its classic 1939 MGM film. Featuring songs including “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” it looks at what happened in the Land of Oz 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.”

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Wicked is the fourth-longest-running show in Broadway history as it celebrates its 20th year at the Gershwin Theatre. It most recently played at the Pantages in 2022 and has been seen by nearly 65 million people worldwide, amassing more than $5 billion in global sales.

Stephen Schwartz penned the music and lyrics, and it features a book by Winnie Holzman. The production is directed and staged by Tony winners Joe Mantello and Wayne Cilento, repsectively. Wicked is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

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