Last Updated on 6th March 2021
It’s been great to see two relatively new musicals make it into our Top 100 Greatest Musicals Poll. Firstly with Hamilton and now taking our Number Two spot – Wicked!
Based on the book Wicked: The Life And Times Of The Wicked Witch Of The West by Gregory Maguire, Wicked the musical has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman.
Wicked arrived on Broadway in 2003 at the Gershwin Theatre where it still resides after a try-out in San Francisco with a cast including Kristen Chenoweth as Glinda, Idina Menzel as Elphaba and Joel Grey as The Wizard.
Millions of people have now seen Wicked around the world and a major movie adaptation in currently in the works.
Wicked has won three Tony Awards and six Drama Desk Awards and its original cast album won a Grammy Award.
Over a decade after its premiere, Wicked continues to be a record-breaking production around the world.
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