|Creator:||Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman (musical), Gregory Maguire (derivative novel), L. Frank Baum (original novel)|
|Date(s):||1995 (novel), May 28, 2003 (musical premiere)|
|Medium:||books, Stage musical|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
|External Links:||Official Site|
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Wicked is a popular stage musical that first premiered in San Francisco for a pre-Broadway tryout before opening on Broadway at the George Gershwin Theatre. The show is sometimes called Wicked: The Musical to differentiate it from the novel by Gregory Maguire that it is based on. The musical's full title is Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz, while the Gregory Maguire novel's full title is Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.
Wicked on Broadway is consistently playing to sold-out or near-sold-out audiences, making it the most consistent top-performer on Broadway. Fans always congregate at the stage door after performances, and are known for giving the cast presents.
Fans are both appreciative and highly critical of the actors that take on the main roles in the show, and heated debates often occur when fans discuss which actor is "better". A subsection of fans are adamant that the original cast (consisting of Idina Menzel as Elphaba, Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda, Norbert Leo Butz as Fiyero, etc.) are the show's ideal cast.
In 2008, it was announced that a movie version of the musical is in the works. Fans are already arguing over whom should be cast.
- "you didn't know you crossed" by raspberryhunter. Missy writes Glinda gets on with her life after Elphaba's apparent death, but even though time passes along, her dreams keep calling her back to her friend. An incredibly tender and sweet fix-it.
Archives & Fannish Links
- Wicked & crossover works at FFN
- Wicked - All Media Types works at AO3
- Passion & Perfection Wicked section - bookverse & musicalverse - femslash only
- wicked_fans, general community
- wicked_fanfic, fanfiction community (also accepts other Wizard of Oz works)
- wickfic, another fanfiction communuity
- wickedart, fanart community
- wicked_elite, an elite community
- wickedmusical, a Wicked: Musical community
- wicked_obc, Wicked original Broadway cast community
- wicked_prompts, prompts community
- wicked10, 10 prompts community
- wicked100, 100 word drabbles community
- wicked_kinkmeme, a kink meme community
- gelphie_lovers, Elphaba/Glinda community
- Gelphie: Glinda x Elphaba fansite
- Missy in |Bridges you didn't know you crossed (accessed 18 May 2015)