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Wicked Set to Become 6th-Longest-Running Broadway Show Tonight

With its 6,138th performance this evening, the musical will surpass A Chorus Line.

Wicked is set to make Broadway history tonight.
(© Joan Marcus)

Wicked will play its 6,138th Broadway performance tonight, surpassing A Chorus Line to become the sixth-longest-running production in Broadway history.

The current Broadway cast of Wicked includes Jackie Burns as Elphaba, Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda, Isabel Keating as Madame Morrible, Kevin Chamberlin as The Wizard, Ashley Parker Angel as Fiyero, Jye Frasca as Boq, Kristen Martin as Nessarose and Martin Moran as Dr. Dillamond.

Based on the novel of the same name by Gregory Maguire, Wicked is set in the land of Oz and tells the story of young women Glinda and Elphaba, who grow up to become Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West, respectively. Featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman, the production is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento.

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