“Wicked” is a popular Broadway musical that premiered in 2003. It is based on the novel “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West” by Gregory Maguire, which is a retelling of L. Frank Baum’s classic novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” from the perspective of the Wicked Witch of the West.
The musical follows the unlikely friendship between the two witches of Oz, Elphaba (the Wicked Witch) and Glinda (the Good Witch), as they navigate through their lives and deal with discrimination and oppression in a society that values conformity and appearance over individuality and inner beauty. The show features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, including hit songs such as “Defying Gravity” and “Popular.”
“Wicked” has won numerous awards, including three Tony Awards and a Grammy Award, and has been performed in many countries around the world. It has become a cultural phenomenon, inspiring a devoted fan base and a host of merchandise and spin-offs, including books, a film adaptation, and even a virtual reality experience.