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So much has been written about Wicked—now 20 years on Broadway and making its umpteenth stop in South Florida—it seems like defying gravity to find something fresh to say about this popular musical. But that’s easy when Wicked’s latest incarnation is as entertaining as the production at the Arsht Center and transferring to the Kravis Center.
The highly entertaining production of Wicked isn’t just defying gravity—it’s defying expectations. It’s easy for long-time theatergoers to become a bit jaded about seeing the umpteenth tour of a musical that you think you’ve seen too many times already. But any qualms about Wicked, now at the Broward Center tare quickly dissipated.
After 11 years and counting on Broadway, a decade on the road and on its seventh visit to South Florida, some of the magic should have vanished from the musical Wicked. But the tour has not only maintained much of the magic, but arguably is even more heartfelt and polished than its predecessors.
Three of Broadway’s most popular hits come to the Arsht Center next season through the Broadway Across Miami series: the irreverent satire The Book of Mormon, the exuberant Disney’s Newsies and the exquisite Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.
Thirty minutes before curtain at the Broward Center Wednesday, Miranda Palumbo ecstatically grinned as a clerk at the Oz Dust Boutique stuffed a grey hooded sweater jacket into a Wicked shopping bag along with some other memorabilia while her mother paid $94.