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Photos: Inside a ‘Wicked’ Celebration of 15 Years on Broadway

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|by Danielle Moore |

On the show’s 15th anniversary, ‘Wicked’ fans enjoyed a VIP reception

On October 30th, Wicked celebrated its 15th Anniversary on Broadway. Since opening in 2005, the Steven Schwartz-composed megahit has spawned countless national tours, international productions, the development of a film adaptation and a whole legion of accomplished actresses whose careers have been significantly bolstered by portraying the now-iconic starring roles of Elphaba and Glinda. This worldwide phenomenon, however, would not be possible without Wicked superfans across the globe. On the evening of the show’s 15th Anniversary performance, a select group of Wicked fans gathered at the Gershwin Theatre for a special anniversary reception.

Fiyero (Ryan McCartan) and Elphaba (Jessica Vosk) in ‘Wicked’ (Photo: Joan Marcus)

Fiyero (Ryan McCartan) and Elphaba (Jessica Vosk) in ‘Wicked’ (Photo: Joan Marcus)

The evening kicked off with attendees’ reception of swag-filled gift bags, which included a limited-edition 15th Anniversary T-Shirt, as well as Emerald City-worthy sunglasses and makeup from Inglot’s Wicked Collection.

Several makeup artists from Inglot were on hand to give emerald-tinted mini-makeovers, including Elphaba’s signature green lip, using products from the collection.

Guests mingled with cast members – among them TV star Ryan McCartan (Liv and Maddie, The Rocky Horror Picture Show), who currently plays Fiyero – who also partook in the evening’s prop-filled photo booth.

In addition to the show’s full bevy of refreshment options, guests were treated to limited edition mini green and fudge-filled cupcakes from Baked by Melissa, as well as limited edition Wicked cookies from Schmackary’s, which featured dark cocoa, white chocolate and green icing.

Before the “festivating” came to a close, guests received a visit from the witches of Oz themselves: Jessica Vosk (Elphaba) and Amanda Jane Cooper (Glinda), who swooped in wearing matching jerseys to inform guests that they would be greeting fans at the stage door after the show.

Following the 15th anniversary performance, Cooper and Vosk addressed the audience to recognize two cast members who had been with the show for a full 15 years. Vosk also reminded theatergoers to “look to the Eastern sky” in order to see the Empire State Building illuminated in green and white in Wicked’s honor.

For more of the best of Broadway, check out our list of the Top Shows in New York in November 2018.


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