“Wicked” will be the first national tour to resume performances when it plays its first show in Dallas Tuesday.
The production was one of many tours that were paused due to the pandemic, and it kicks off the planned return of the U.S. touring market. The national tours of “Hamilton” are expected to resume later this month and tours of “What the Constitution Means to Me,” “Hadestown” and more are expected to follow this fall.
“America has pent up demand for the Broadway series which normally take place in over 200 cities across the country, and to have it begin with an iconic show such as ‘Wicked’ is simply a marvelous beginning to what we know will be a great season across the USA,” said Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League.
The return of “Wicked” on tour comes as “Pass Over” prepares to start performances on Broadway Wednesday. “Pass Over” will be the first Broadway play to begin performances after the March 12, 2020 Broadway shutdown.
Many more shows are scheduled to return starting in September, including the Broadway production of “Wicked” on Sept. 14.
The Broadway League and Actors’ Equity previously announced safety protocols for touring productions, which include a vaccination mandate for touring cast and crew members. Recent updates to the protocols allow for modifications to be made for specific cities or productions.
“Wicked” plans to play a one-month engagement at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas before moving on to cities including Charlotte and Greensboro, N.C.; Appleton, Wis.; Cincinnati; Kansas City, Mo.; Costa Mesa, Cali.; Omaha, Neb. and Boston.