Wicked is a musical show on Broadway accompanied with lyrics and music by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. The “Wicked” is a musical play, which tells about the Untold Story of Oz.
The play is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel “The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West”, which happened to be the substitute narration of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and the classic story back in the year 1990 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
The plot of the whole musical play comes off with the perspectives of the witches in the Land of Oz. The “Wicked” is a story about the two unlikely to be friends, named Glinda the Good and Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West). Glinda the Good has been struggling with Elphaba’s run of government, especially that both sides also vary from its viewpoints and personalities, Glinda totally disapproves with Elphaba’s public disgrace and the corrupt Wizard government, which opens a deep rivalry between the two.
The Wicked was officially premiered on October 2003 at the Gershwin Theater, under the Universal Studios production in alliance with David Stone and Marc Platt. The musical show is directed by Joe Mantello and originally choreographed by Wayne Cliento.
The show features its original stars, which include Idina Mezel portraying the role of Elphaba, Kristin Chenowath as Glinda the Good, and Joel Grey as the Wizard. In the years of performing on stage in the Broadway entertainment, the show was able to compile various awards, including the 6 Drama Desk Awards, Grammy Awards and 3 Tony Awards.
On October 30, 2013, the show celebrated its 10th year anniversary on Broadway, which had played a total of 4,608 performances. The Wicked is the 11th longest-running show in the history.
The Broadway production show runs in two hours and 45 minutes, including the 15 minute advertisement. The story has in stored more exciting lines and twists that would surely draw more interest in the minds of its audiences.