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”Wicked” tour announces lead casting

Wicked has announced lead casting for its 2023-25 tour.

The show, which is also currently running in the West End, will play at ten cities, beginning with Edinburgh in December 2023. A full list of dates is available below.

Based on the hit novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire, Wicked tells the story of two unlikely university friends in the land of Oz, one destined to become Glinda The Good and the other, the Wicked Witch of the West.

The musical features a score by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman, with direction by Joe Mantello and choreography by Wayne Cilento.

The new tour, featuring a cast and crew of over 82 people (as well as 20 employed in each city) will coincide with the filming and production of the two-part Wicked movie, with the big-screen versions of the show set to premiere in 2024 and 2025.

2023 will also mark the 20th anniversary of the original Broadway production, while the show is currently in its 17th year in the West End, where it has been seen by 11 million people.

Set to lead the production will be as Elphaba, having previously played the role

She will be appearing at Manchester’s AO Arena later today, performing on the special Big Night of Musicals live event.

Tour dates are as follows:

Edinburgh Playhouse – 7 December 2023 to 14 January 2024 (public sale from 8 December 2022)

Bristol Hippodrome – 23 January 2024 to 25 February 2024 (public sale from 30 January 2023)

Birmingham Hippodrome – 5 March 2024 to 7 April 2024 (on sale in spring 2023)

Bradford Alhambra – 16 April 2024 to 19 May 2024 (on sale 30 January 2023)

Southampton Mayflower – 23 May 2024 to 16 June 2024 (on sale 30 January)

Liverpool Empire – 20 June 2024 to 14 July 2024 (on sale 8 June 2023)

Dublin Bord Gais Theatre – 23 July 2024 to 15 September 2024 (on sale in 2023)

Sunderland Empire – 24 September 2024 to 20 October 2024 (on sale 8 June 2023)

Cardiff Millenium Centre – 24 October to 23 November (on sale 3 February 2023)

Manchester Palace Theatre – 3 December 2024 to 12 January 2025 (on sale 8 June 2023)