The musical is told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz; its plot begins before and continues after Dorothy Galearrives in Oz from Kansas, and includes several references to the 1939 film and Baum's novel.
Wicked tells the story of two unlikely friends, Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) and Galinda (whose name later changes to Glinda the Good Witch), who struggle through opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, reactions to the Wizard's corrupt government, and, ultimately, Elphaba's public fall from grace.
Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes (Water by the Spoonful, In the Heights) and acclaimed, genre-breaking singer/songwriter Erin McKeown bring their highly anticipated new musical to The Public this season. Two-time Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega (Anna in the Tropics, Daphne's Dive) is Beatriz, flawed mom to 16 year-old Olivia played by Gizel, and an undocumented immigrant on the verge of deportation.
WINNER 2004 TONY AWARD® TRIPLE CROWN BEST MUSICAL. BEST SCORE. BEST BOOK.
Part flesh, part felt and packed with heart, AVENUE Q is still the funniest and freshest show in New York City! This laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a bright-eyed college grad named Princeton. With big dreams and a tiny bank account, he has to move into a shabby apartment all the way out on AVENUE Q. There, he meets Kate (the girl next door), Lucy (the slut), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the internet entrepreneur), superintendent Gary Coleman (yes, that Gary Coleman) and other new friends! Together, they struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
The crowning dramatic achievement of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, winner of eight Tony Awards, including best musical and best score, Evita is among the most passionate and memorable productions in musical theater history.
Directed by Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), Hadestown the new, award-winning folk opera by Anaïs Mitchell follows Orpheus’ mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain his one true love, Eurydice.
A thoroughly original retelling of Mark Twain’s classic novel about friendship, freedom, and the untamed Mississippi, Big River was a musical underdog as scrappy and restless as Huckleberry Finn himself. Created by Roger Miller this Tony Award-winning score is a scintillating blend of bluegrass, gospel, and honky tonk.
Gizel, together with UNIVERSES made their Public Theater debut with an explosive new work about the complicated legacies of the original Black Panther Party and the Young Lords Org/Party. Developed and Directed by Liesl Tommy (Eclipsed, The Urban Retreat).
Gizel starred as Anna in Disney's “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion,” the new musical adaptation based on blockbuster animated film of the same name. The show is playing at California Adventure's Hyperion Theater, the 1,873-seat venue that was home of "Disney's Aladdin -- A Musical Spectacular" for 13 years.
In this rare stage performance together, feel the irresistible creative chemistry between the married couple responsible for the Oscar-winning songs from Disney’s Frozen.
GIZEL JIMÉNEZ recently completed an acclaimed run at The Public in Miss You Like Hell (Drama Desk nomination for outstanding actress in Musical). NY Times hailed her as “eye opening” with “youthful loveliness and a blue-sky voice.” Starred this summer at NYS&F in Duncan Sheik’s new musical Alice By Heart written by Steven Sater; in Jonathan Larson’s Tick Tick Boom movie workshop directed by Lin Manuel Miranda; at Williamstown in Zoe Sarnak’s new musical Secret Soldiers written by Marsha Norman. TV: Divorced, Law & Order SVU. Off-Broadway: Big River (Encores!), Party People (The Public). West Side Story national tour.
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