Wicked The Musical

"The Untold Story of Oz"

Wicked The Musical opened at the Gershwin Theatre in New York City on October 30, 2003. The stars of the original Broadway Cast include Kristin Chenoweth, as Glinda and Idina Menzel, as Elphaba. Joel Grey played The Wizard. Wicked features original music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and libretto by Winnie Holzman. It is directed by Joe Mantello.

The story revolves around the two witches, Glinda, the Good Witch of The North and Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of The West. It is based on the the popular novel written by Gregory Maguire entitled: Wicked:The Life and Times of The Wicked Witch of The West. It takes us back to a time when the witches were young college friends and gives us an incite as to how they became the characters we are all familiar with, both, from the 1939 film, and Frank Baum's children's book:"The Wonderful Wizard of Oz".

Wicked has won three Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Book and Outstanding Lyrics. It has also won a Grammy Award for Best Cast Album. The musical has been so popular that in it's first year it grossed over $56 million dollars.

Main Characters

  • Elphaba (mezzo soprano) - Wicked Witch of The West
  • Glinda (soprano) - Good Witch of The North
  • The Wizard of Oz(baritone) - The Wizard
  • Madame Morrible (contralto) - Headmistress
  • Fiyero (tenor) - A Winkie Prince
  • Nessarose (mezzo soprano) - Elphaba's Younger Sister
  • Boq (tenor) - A Munchkin
  • Doctor Dillamond (baritone) - A goat, Animal Professor

Wicked Musical Numbers by Act

Act I

  • No One Mourns The Wicked - Glinda, Citizens of Oz
  • Dear Old Shiz - Glinda, Students of Shiz University
  • The Wizard and I - Elphaba, Madame Morrible
  • What Is This Feeling? - Glinda, Elphaba, Students
  • Something Bad - Doctor Dillamond, Elphaba
  • Dancing Through Life - Fiyero, Boq, Glinda, Nessarose, Students
  • Popular - Glinda
  • I'm Not That Girl - Elphaba
  • The Wizard and I (Reprise) - Elphaba
  • One Short Day - Elphaba, Glinda, Citizens of Oz
  • A Sentimental Man - The Wizard
  • Defying Gravity - Elphaba, Glinda, Citizens of Oz

  • Act II
  • No One Mourns The Wicked (Reprise) - Citizens of Oz
  • Thank Goodness - Glinda, Madame Morrible, Citizens of Oz
  • The Wicked Witch of The East - Nessarose, Elphaba, Boq
  • Wonderful - The Wizard, Elphaba
  • I'm Not That Girl (Reprise) - Glinda
  • As Long As You're Mine - Fiyero, Elphaba
  • No Good Deed - Elphaba
  • March of The Witch Hunters - Boq, Citizens of Oz
  • For Good - Glinda, Elphaba
  • Finale: For Good (Reprise) - Glinda, Elphaba, Citizens of Oz

  • See Wicked Worldwide

    You can catch Wicked The Musical in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Stuttgart, Tokyo and on a North American National Tour which includes Toronto and Ottawa, Canada. In July 2008, Wicked The Musical will be opening in Melbourne, Australia.

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