A staple on Broadway, Wicked has become one of the biggest musicals on the Great White Way since it first turned on its lights in 2003. Over the last 11 years, Wicked has won three Tony Awards, one Grammy and seven Drama Desk Awards for its elaborate tale of witchcraft in the Land of Oz. The story provides an alternative ending to the famous film adaptation of the Wizard of Oz, following witches Elphaba and Glinda the Good and an unlikely formation of friendship through love and sociopolitical issues.
With so much success over the past decade, it’s no surprise that Wicked tickets on the secondary market continue to garner big prices for each performance. Held at the Gershwin Theatre, Wicked is Broadway’s 11th longest-running show ever and trails just the classic musical Rent by several hundred shows for honors among the top 10 shows of all-time. The average secondary price for Wicked tickets on Broadway is $270.87 for remaining shows through the end of the year. The most expensive show will be held on November 28, where tickets average at $331.12 on the secondary market. November 22 will serve as the musical’s cheapest date at $216.74.
Wicked follows the witches of the Land of Oz through political turmoil before and after Dorothy’s visit from Kansas while also attributing much of its plot to Gregory Maguire’s 1995 novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. Elphaba and Glinda the Good must face the Wizard’s increasingly corrupt political views while the two battle over a similar love interest. Ultimately, the two witches must overcome the cruel command of the Wicked Witch of the West, who controls the land and all of its inhabitants.