Wicked the Broadway musical tells the story from the perspective of the witches from Land of Oz, the Witch of the West and her unlikely friend. Glinda the Good. Dark secrets and tragedy shapes the history of OZ as those two unlikely friends struggle with different viewpoints, their battle over a love interest, and their reactions to the Wizard's corrupt government. Wicked the musical will forever change fans understanding of the classic Wizard of Oz, with its cautionary tale of love, friendship, and trust, it proves that there is always to sides to a story.
Wicked the Musial Awards and AcknowledgmentsWicked the Broadway musical is an affiliate to the film the Wizard of Oz, based on the novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire. Since opening in 2003, the Broadway Musical has received 32 awards, and is continuously nominated every year for at least one award. Wicked the musical has won Tony Awards for Best Scenic Design, and Best Costume Design, Six Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical, and Costume Design, as well as four Outer Critic Circle Awards. Listed below are a few things critics have been saying about Wicked the Broadway musical.
‘‘The most complete, and completely satisfying, musical I've come across in a long time.’’ -Review by Elysa Gardner from USA Today
‘‘What a spectacle this is! Keep your eye on the witches. These wonderful girls from Oz are a delight." - Review by Linda Winer from Newsday
‘‘Built on songs by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman, the show is steeped in talent.’’ -Review by Ben Brantley from The New York Times
‘‘Winnie Holzman's script keeps the gags coming as it cleverly subverts the film that spawned it. Packed with spectacular coups de theatre and magical effects.’’ -Review by Charles Spencer from The Daily Telegraph
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