Having solid roots in New Hampshire I can always tell when someone has lived in New England when they use the word "wicked" in place of "very".... old habits die hard. We went to see Wicked at the Gershwin on Broadway last night. I just went three weeks ago with a neighbor and her visiting friend. It was so wicked good that I wanted Dan and the boys to see it while Kendra Kassebaum was still playing Glinda. She's supposed to be finished with her run in a little over a week.
When I first heard about the book and the play I thought it was probably cultish and evil. Not so at all. It's HILARIOUS and very entertaining. Dan and the boys loved it and I swear it was even better the 2nd time around. We watched Wizard of Oz last Saturday just so we'd be ready. The whole idea of the story is that the Wicked Witch wasn't wicked at all. It was all a big misunderstanding. Glinda isn't quite as good as she's made out to be either. Let's just say she's a little shallow and self-absorbed... in a cute way.
To see the trailer, click here.
We jumped on the express train at Croton-Harmon. When we got to Grand Central Terminal we had to make our way through the rush hour crowds across Midtown to eat wicked good pizza at John's Pizzeria (we'll definitely be going back there!). We were really cutting it close because John's was PACKED to the gills. Our waitress was terrific in getting us out of there in plenty of time for us to walk a little more leisurely up a few blocks to the Gershwin.
My favorite scene is when Glinda decides she's going to make Elphaba popular. I found Kendra Kassebaum's version here (this wasn't our Elphaba though).
If it's ever playing near you or you're visiting NYC (get tickets early, really hard to get weekend tickets before March), GO SEE IT! It's wicked awesome!