Wicked

Published on: Nov 17, 2014

Wicked

 

Wicked is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. The story is loosely based on the novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire, a parallel novel of the 1939 film of L. Frank Baum’s classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It is told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz. Wicked tells the story of Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West, and her relationship with Galinda, later Glinda, the Good Witch of the North (in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz novel, Glinda is the Good Witch of the South). Their friendship struggles through their opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, their reactions to the Wizard’s corrupt government, and, ultimately, Elphaba’s public fall from grace. The plot begins before and continues after Dorothy’s arrival from Kansas, and includes several references to the events depicted in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz as a backstory.

Broadway Tickets


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Playing Gershwin Theatre NYC and Apollo Victoria Theatre London

First Preview: Oct 08, 2003 Opens 30, Oct 2003 and & Sept 2006 in London

Reviews: this is what they all said !

 

Time Out New York

USA Today

New York Times

NY1

Variety

The Guardian

Telegraph

Time Out London

Broadway (Nov 2014)

Christine Dwyer – Elphaba
Jenni Barber – Glinda
Mary Testa – Madame Morrible
Tom McGowan – The Wizard
Justin Guarini – Fiyero
Kelli Barrett – Nessarose
Michael Wartella – Boq
London

Elphaba – Jennifer DiNoia
Glinda – Savannah Stevenson
Fiyero – Jeremy Taylor
Madame Morrible – Liza Sadovy
The Wizard – Martyn Ellis
Nessarose – Katie Rowley – jones
Boq – Sam Lupton

 

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