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Wicked Defying Gravity

Wicked Defying Gravity

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Everything about the musical Wicked and Wicked Defying Gravity
Everything about the musical Wicked and Wicked Defying Gravity

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Published by: spainops on Apr 24, 2010
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Wicked Defying Gravity
WickedisaBroadwayandWestEndmusical.Thestorylineisbasedonthebest-sellingbookWicked:TheLifeandTimesoftheWickedWitchoftheWestbyGregoryMaguire.ThemusicalincludessongsandlyricsbyStephenSchwartzincludingtheincredible
.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.Theirfriendshipstrugglesasaresultoftheiropposingpersonalitiesandviewpoints,rivalryoverthesamelove-interest,theirreactionstotheWizard'staintedgovernment,and,inthelongrun,Elphaba'spublicfallfromgrace.
 
WickedthemusicalpremieredatSanFrancisco'sCurranTheatreinMay2003.InOctober,2003,theshowwenttoBroadway'sGershwinTheatre.ItwasproducedbyUniversalPicturesanddirectedbyJoeMantello.InthefirstWickedcastthestarswereIdinaMenzelasElphaba,KristinChenowethasGlinda,andJoelGreyastheWizard.EventhoughproductionhadbeengivenmixedreviewsandwasslatedbyTheNewYorkTimes,ithasturnedouttobeafavoriteamongstpatrons.TheBroadwayproduction'spopularityledtoproductionsinChicago,LosAngeles,London'sWestEnd,Tokyo,Melbourne,Sydney,Stuttgart,andSanFrancisco.TherewerealsotwoNorthAmericantoursthathavevisitedover30citiesinCanadaandtheUnitedStates.
 
Record Breaking Wicked
Wickedhasbrokenboxofficerecordsaroundtheworld,withweekly-gross-takingsrecordsinNewYork,LosAngeles,Chicago,St.Louis,andLondon,andtherecordforthebiggestopeningintheWestEnd.BoththeWestEndproductionandtheNorthAmericantourhavebeenseenbyovertwomillionpeople.Theshowwasnominatedforten2004TonyAwards,winningthoseforBest Actress(Menzel),ScenicDesignandCostumeDesign.
Wicked Defying Gravity
ThesongmostconnectedwithWickedistheexceptional"DefyingGravity".InWickedDefyingGravityisthefinalesongfortheshow'sfirstact,whenElphabadiscoversthatTheWizardofOzisnottheheroicfigureshehadoriginallybelievedhimtobe.Knowingthis,andinspiteofGlinda'sattemptstodeterher,ElphabavowstodoeverythinginherpowertofighttheWizardandhismenacingplansagainstthe AnimalsofOz.

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