The reign of tourist terror at 8th and Market will finally end, or at least ebb, come September as SHN announces the closing date of Wicked. The musical, centered on the friendship between the two famed witches of Oz, originally did its pre-Broadway tryout in SF before becoming the most beloved show among tweens and less musical-theater-snobby gays. It will end its run here on September 5th, only to return, like a comet, or a yeast infection, in a couple of years. SF's production, to date, has grossed some $75 million. [SF Citizen]