Decca Broadway proudly presents the Original 2003 Broadway Cast Recording of WICKED, Broadway's most talked about new musical, exclusively distributed under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines). The box office record-breaker has already grossed over $10 million. The score was written by Stephen Schwartz (Broadway's Pippin, Godspell), libretto by Winnie Holzman (TV's My So-Called Life) and based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire. Hit songs from the musical include “Defying Gravity”, “Popular” and “For Good”. The musical is a prequel to the legendary classic, THE WIZARD OF OZ.
WICKED explores the early life of the witches of Oz: Glinda and Elphaba. One witch, born with emerald green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED’s Original Broadway Cast Recording stars Tony Award® winner Kristin Chenoweth (You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown) as Glinda, Idina Menzel (Rent) as Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Tony® and Oscar® Winner Joel Grey (Cabaret) as The Wizard. The album features an essay by novelist Gregory Maguire, original colored photos from the show and a complete libretto.
It has also been announced that WICKED Worldwide is bringing ‘Broadway’s Biggest Blockbuster’ to Manila. Presented by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, David Atkins Enterprises, 105.9 Radio High and Concertus, in cooperation with WICKED Worldwide, Stephen Schwartz's "Wicked: The Untold Stories of the Witches of Oz" begins to weave its magic beginning January 22, 2014 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). Tickets are already available at www.ticketworld.com.ph.
WICKED: A NEW MUSICAL (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is now available online via Smart Music http://www.smart.com.ph/music or iTunes http://smarturl.it/Wicked2003ph. Also available in CDs at Astroplus, Fully Booked and Odyssey Music & Video.
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