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Gershwin Theatre

222 West 51st Street

2 hours and 45 mins with 1 intermission

April 20, 2010 (Open-Ended)

Original Broadway Musical

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Directed by Joe Mantello, with musical staging by Wayne Cilento, the musical, is based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. It opened on at the Gershwin Theater on October 30, 2003, and celebrates its three and a half years run next month in April. The hit musical opened with a pre-run at the Curran Theater at San Francisco on May 28, 2003, with the trial run closing on June 29. The show previewed on Broadway on October 8, 2003, with most of the original cast members.

The musical is loosely based on the novel by Gregory Maguire - The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. The musical has been written as a prequel to the popular Wizard of Oz – long before the arrival of Dorothy. It is about two young women who meet in the Emerald City – one is intense, intelligent, and misunderstood, whereas the other is popular, beautiful and has ambitions. It is a story of how these friends end up as the Wicked Witch of the West and the Good Witch of the North, respectively. If you are an admirer of Oz, this extravaganza of music and theatrics on Broadway will be irresistible. This well written book by Winnie Holzman is well directed, and Wicked has a sense of wit.

The musical and the original novel on which it is loosely based do not have much in common, except that they have used a section of the novel where Elphaba (the future Wicked Witch) and Glinda (the future Good Witch) meet each other at school, as the basis of their friendship. They have used many of the characters in the book, but with different situations.

The Awards

Wicked was nominated for ten Tony Awards in 2004, of which it won three, for: Best Leading Actress in a Musical (Idina Menzel) – as Elphaba; Best Scenic Design (Eugene Lee); and Best Costume Design (Susan Hilferty).

It also won six of the eleven nominations for Drama Desk Awards in 2004:

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Joe Mantello)
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Winnie Holzman)
Outstanding Lyrics (Stephen Schwartz)
Outstanding Set Design (Eugene Lee)
Outstanding Costume Design (Susan Hilferty)

It further won four out of the ten nominations for the Outer Critics Circle Awards for 2004:

Outstanding Broadway Musical
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Joe Mantello)
Outstanding Set Design (Eugene Lee)
Outstanding Costume Design (Susan Hilferty)

In addition in 2004, Wicked won the Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical; Eddy Award for Outstanding Costume Design (Susan Hilferty); and Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. In 2006, it won the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Stephanie J. Block) and three Touring Broadway Awards for: Best New Musical; Best Musical Score (Stephen Schwartz); and Best Production Design (Eugene Lee, Susan Hilferty, Kenneth Posner).

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