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UPDATE! (June 19, 2004)

Happy almost Father's Day! But that's off the topic. Last week, Wicked had its highest grossing week EVER, with a whopping $1,270,693 (this was probably helped along by the addition of a ninth performance that week, to make up for the deficiency of only seven during Tony week). Consequently, Wicked was at the top of the pack, gross-wise. In attendance, Wicked continued its streak of 100% attendance, still behind only The Lion King. Congrats to Wicked, and also check out the article: Article. Finally, finally, FINALLY, both the sheet music and karaoke CD for Wicked are being released! Thank Goodness (yes, you can laugh now; that was a joke)! There are two different sets of sheet music available: The Vocal selections, which has the vocal line with melody and lyrics, and the piano accompaniment as played by Stephen Schwartz himself/the show orchestra (the melody is NOT part of the accompaniment). The second book, the Piano/Vocal selections, is "slightly" easier (we don't know how different they are), has the vocal line and accompaniment as well, but the melody is written into the piano accompaniment, whereas in the other book it is not necessarily in the accompaniment. The Piano/Vocal Selections is longer because it takes up more space to write out; there is NO extra material. That was a very messy sentence; I'm very sorry. The Karaoke CD is being released by Pocket Songs, and it is the first of two CDs to be released. The second is by Stage Stars and it will be released soon, we hope (hopefully in July)! The first one (Pocket Songs) has only an instrumental background for you to sing to, whereas the second has a separate vocal track that has been pre-recorded as well as an instrumental track (so you can learn and practice with the singers and then do it yourself). The track list for both is as follows: "Dear Old Shiz", "The Wizard and I", "What Is This Feeling", "Dancing Through Life", "Popular", "I'm Not That Girl", "One Short Day", "A Sentimenal Man", "Defying Gravity", "Thank Goodness", "Wonderful", "I'm Not That Girl (reprise)", "As Long as You're Mine", "No Good Deed", and "For Good". Enjoy and go to our store on the site to order!

UPDATE! (June 11, 2004)

The replacement for Kristin Chenoweth has been announced! Jennifer Laura Thompson, a Tony nominee for Urinetown, will join the cast of Wicked as Galinda/Glinda starting July 20. Brava to her and break a leg once she starts performances! In other Wicked news, Christopher Fitzgerald, who plays Boq, will be taking some time off this coming month and next to perform at the Williamstown Theatre Festival from June 22-July 26. Replacing him for that time will be a star on the TV series "Queer As Folk" (HBO), Randy Harrison. This will be his Broadway debut. Congrats and break a leg! Here is the Jennifer Laura Thompson article: Article, and the Randy Harrison article: Article. Check it out!

UPDATE! (June 9, 2004)

There is a new webpage up on the net that is completely devoted to the wonderful Idina Menzel: Idina Menzel Website. It's great! Check it out!

UPDATE! (June 7, 2004) Wicked won 3 Tony Awards last night: Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical (Idina Menzel), Best Scenic Design (Eugene Lee), and Best Costume Design (Susan Hilferty). For a complete list of winners go to the Winners List. On the official Tony Awards Website there are several clips of Idina. On the right hand side of the page her name will appear and you can watch an interview with Idina backstage. Really nice! On the left hand side there is a picture of her singing "Defying Gravity".

A picture of Idina with the Tony. We have also included her acceptance speech below for those who missed it:

"I am so proud to be in a musical that celebrates women, that celebrates their strengths and their differences, and to be in the company of these women this evening is a dream for me. Thank you so much. And Kristin Chenoweth, you are the grace and the light on that stage every night. This is something we built together and I love you. And Joe Mantello has had the faith in me for three and a half years and kicked my butt into this role. And Stephen Schwartz for writing the most beautiful music someone could sing eight times a week and Winnie Holzman for giving the green girl a heart. And the producers Mark Platt and David Stone and everyone and Tanya Travers, my voice teacher, and Heather Reynolds and Bonnie Bernstein and Joby Horrigan and Joe Dulude and Al Annotto get me in and out of this silly green makeup every night. And the cast, Joel Grey, Carole Shelley, Norbert Butz, the crew for getting me safe up and down and on the flying machine. And my mother, my father, my sister Cara and my grandmother are here tonight. Thank you for taking me to see Dreamgirls and Annie and everything growing up. And my beautiful, beautiful husband who tells me he loves me every time I feel like the biggest loser. I love you so much! Thank you everybody!" --

Idina Menzel, Best Actress in a Musical, Wicked

UPDATE! (June 3, 2004) GUESS WHAT? Amanda, another fan, found a website that has all of the lyrics to the Wicked songs. So for anyone who has ever wanted them check it out: Wicked LYRICS!!!. Thanks Amanda. Also, make sure to watch the 58th Annual Tony Awards this Sunday at 8:00 PM ET/PT on CBS. Go Wicked. There will be performances from many casts including Wicked, who will be peforming "Defying Gravity". Fun fact from Only two actors have won Tonys for performing in roles of the opposite sex: Mary Martin as the title character in Peter Pan (1955) and Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnbald in Hairspray (2003). By the way, Idina sang the National Anthem at the Yankee's game today. Bet she brought the house down! Did anyone see it?

UPDATE! (May 30, 2004)

Updating! Wow! What a concept! Wicked triumphed at the annual Audience Awards, winning Favorite New Broadway Musical, Favorite Leading Actress in a Broadway Musical (Idina Menzel), Favorite Onstage Pair (Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth), and Favorite Diva Performance (Idina Menzel....dang! Go Idina! She is en fuego!). Tonys are next Sunday! everybody watch and kep your fingers crossed for Wicked! More updating to come tomorrow....because I'm tired and methinks I should sleep.

Update! (May 24, 2004)

On May 20th Melissa Bell Chait went on for Kristin. At the last minute it was announced Melissa would be going on. I am assuming they didn't have enough time to call Laura Bell Bundy, the standby for Kristin. You go girl! Also, the official Wicked website is having trouble. Be patient!

Update! (May 24, 2004) has pictures from Idina and Kristin's appearance at Sephora in Times Square. They are showing off the custom Wicked makeup. Did anyone get any of this stuff? I would be curious to know how it looks. Check out the pictures: Wicked Works It at Sephora.

Update! (May 23, 2004)

Check out this article that the New York Times wrote about Idina Menzel. On the right hand side of the screen there is a slide show about making Idina green each night. Really cool. I love her quote about how she sometimes feels beautiful and sometimes feels ugly in Elphaba's green. It really captures the character. The article is here: Green Day: A Witch's Transformation. I think it can only be viewed if you are signed up for the New York Times.

Update! (May 10, 2004)

Tony nominations are out (with a few surprises here and there)! Are you ready? Wicked garnered a whopping TEN nominations (yes, it's not the record, but oh well)! Here they are:











Congrats to all! A couple surprises: Joe Mantello did not get a directing nomination! He already won an award for it (Outer Critics Circle)! Interesting. Also, many predicted that Joel Grey would get a featured Actor nomination. We weren't sure ow lucky that was, but it would have been great to see him get it. Personally, we were holding out for Carole Shelley or Michelle Federer (or both!) for Featured Actress! Oh well...

Update! (May 4, 2003)

Happy May (and almost Cinco de Mayo)! Actually, much has happened. The previously announced leaving dates of Joel Grey and Idina Menzel have changed. Though Kristin Chenoweth will still depart the show July 18, Joel and Idina will not leave until January 2, 2005. Bravo! More time to see them! Kristin's portrayal of Cunegonde in Candide (a concert version) with the New Yorkl Philharmonic runs May 5-8. Break a leg to her on this most challenging role. Wicked has started to garner well-deserved awards, but the biggest ones are yet to come. Tony nominations come out May 10. This year is going to be very interesting. Wicked will surely get many noms, but who knows what will happen at the actual ceremony? In other news, the current issue of Variety features an eighteen-page segment on Wicked - we got the magazine, and it is wonderful! There are lots of ads on the eighteen pages that someone could buy and write a message to cast or individual members (including one rather amusing ad from Carole Shelley to her castmates). Check it out! NPR (National Public Radio) will be broadcasting an interview with Stephen Schwartz on May 10. Here is the article: Playbill. Check it out! In recent Broadway Grosses, Wicked has consistently been at or near the top. Most recently, was second in gross (behind The Lion King) at a respectable $1,065,341. The show was also second in attendance at 100% behind the same. Kristin Chenoweth is having no trouble getting work beyond Wicked. Playbill reported her as being a likely choice for the upcoming "Pink Panther" film for MGM. here is the article: Here. Congrats! Both Idina Menzel and Kristin will take part in launching the new Wicked make-up line, sold exclusively at Sephora. The launch will take place May 21 at Sephora Times Square from 2-4 PM. Be there! There are two basic looks - the Glinda look and the Elphaba look (explained in greater detail here. Joel Grey recently (April 30) was a guest on the New York talk show "Theater Talk" - discussing his role in the show, the show itself, and his castmates. It may rerun, so keep an eye out for it. Wicked (back on the awards subjects) lead the excitement at the Drama Desk nominations with a whopping eleven nominations! More specifics to come later. Also, Wicked was the big winner at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, wioth four distinguished awards: Outstanding Broadway Musical, Outstanding Set Design (Eugene Lee), Outstanding Costume Design (Susan Hilferty), and Outstanding Direction of a Musical (Joe Mantello). Congratulations! Or should I say congratulotions? Sorry...I think that's all for today.

Update! (April 12, 2004)

I know - we're awful. We haven't updated. Augh. Frankly, not much has happened, though. The vocal selections come out May 3rd. Reserve yours today! (Through Amazon, etc. - the link is not yet up at the store). Happy belated birthday to Joel Grey, who celebrated with the cast yesterday afternoon, April 11th. Hey - we should all be so lucky as to have his gracefulness and presence at any age. Wicked is still knockin' 'em dead nightly - the grosses prove it. Most recently, the show had a gross of $1,101,014 (behind The Producers and The Lion King) and an attendance rate of 100% (behind the same two)! Bravo! Check back later!

Update! (March 25, 2004)

Kristin is supposedly featured in the current issue of Vogue. It is a fitness edition of the magazine. Check it out.

Update! (March 24, 2004)

Hello! Today I received an e-mail from a fan named Mark. Here is what he said:

Hey Guys...Did you know that Kristin has a great picture on page 38 of the Spring 2004 issue of SHOW PEOPLE...she is listed as one of the most alluring women of this's a shame they didn't put Idina in it too...also on page 52, there is an article entitled "Witch Hunt"...It is an exclusive look at how the marketing team developed the poster for WICKED. They show five different versions of the poster and also 8 different fonts that were looked at. It also gives descriptions of why they didn't use them. Really neat!! Check it out...

We don't have a copy of the magazine, but I hope you enjoy it if you do. You can always check out and see if they have anything on the website. Thanks Mark. I know I am slow in responding to e-mails, (Sarah's bad)but please be patient.

Update! (March 18, 2004)

This is now officially the update-once-in-a-fortnight page! Oy vey. It's funny, though. I (Ben) am in Children of Eden right now, another Schwartz masterpiece, and you can totally hear Wicked starting to happen. It's quite exciting. Anywhom, Idina Menzel was on, I believe, a scheduled absence today (we're not sure the reason), and therefore missed her first show since previews started in October. Hey - one show out of 189? That ain't so bad. Kristin Chenoweth is now back in the show after further suffering from throat ailments. But she is fully healthy now. We wish her all the health in the world. She has sincerely written to fans apologizing for her absences. We know she hates having to call in sick. Congrats to Eden Espinoza, who, as aforementioned, went on as Elphaba for the first time today. We are sure that she was wonderful. Also, congrats to Laura Bell Bundy, who has been covering for Glinda on and off recently. Last week's Broadway grosses were up a while ago. Wicked is back at the top - well, almost. It was third in gross, with $1,064,717, behind The Producers and The Lion King. Although the show was at 100% attendance, it was still third (can you believe that?), behind the same shows. Here is the article: Broadway Grosses. Check it out! Two new things from today - legendary diva Liza Minelli (who made the character of Sally Bowles famous, darlings) visited "old chum" Joel Grey last week by seeing Wicked this week - and boy, did she love it! She even got up on stage and sang a few bars of "Wilkommen" with the Wonderful Wizard. Here are the photos: Article. Also, there is an extensive Stage Notes about Idina Menzel and her new CD, in particular. It's about halfway down the page, and is under the fittingly titled heading "Look a Look at Her Now" (which is, undoubtedly, a take on one of Idina's songs from The Wild Party called "Take a Look at Me Now"). Here is the article: Stage Notes. Check it out! Finally, the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids annual Easter Bonnet competition is raging between every show on Broadway right now, and Wicked is no exception. They need your help to raise the most money for BC/EFA - a wonderful cause. The competition runs until mid-April, when the winner is announced. So get out there, see the show, and buy those signed playbills like there's no tomorrow!

P.S. Did we ever mention that in November, when we saw Wicked last, Michelle Federer (Nessarose) told us that she had seen the site and loved it. We felt so loved. Have a nice day!

Update! (March 18, 2004) Wicked has announced a tour that is headed towards Toronto. Good news for all of you Canadians. Check out the article A hit show that's truly Wicked: Broadway blast to play Toronto.

Update! (March 11, 2004)Melissa Bell Chait recently suffered a minor stroke and ended up in the hospital. The article follows: Wicked's Melissa Bell Chait Out of Hospital. She is expected to return to the show in a few weeks. We wish her well. Tidbit: Idina Menzel has never missed a show in NY, and only one show in San Francisco. The one show she missed in San Francisco was before opening night so that she would be ready. NICE JOB! We appreciate every bit Idina. Has anyone gotten her CD yet? We haven't yet, but I have heard a few songs from my girlfriend and from Idina's site. I'm sure it's amazing. I (Sarah) am in Cabaret right now, and it is going very well. I am exhausted though.

Update! (March 10, 2004)

Thank you for not abandoning our site (if you haven't)! Sarah's show opens tomorrow and mine on Monday, so once we're in performances, our schedules won't be as hectic. Lots of news today. Newest Broadway Grosses are up: Broadway Grosses. Wicked dropped a bit this week, perhaps due to kristin Chenoweth's absence during the week (due to illness). Fortunately, cold season is ending. Wicked is third in gross, at $956,417 (behind The Producers and The Lion King). Wicked is fourth in attendance, at 92.9% (behind The Producers, Mamma Mia, and The Lion King). Check it out! Also, Kristin Chenoweth has been announced as the host for the 2004 Drama League Awards, to be held on May 14 at the Grand Hyatt in midtown - here is the full story: Playbill Article. In other Wicked-related news, Stephen Schwartz and the cast of Wicked will be signing Wicked CDs on March 12th at the new Borders bookstore at Columbus Circle in New York from 5-6 P.M. Gregory Maguire will also be autographing the special edition of the novel. The Wicked vocal selections are available for preorder, but we haven't got the link yet. More to come.

Update! (March 4, 2004)

Happy March! The latest Broadway grosses are up, and we are actually posting them! Wow! Wicked is once again third in gross ($1,010,324), behind The Producers and The Lion King. Wicked is second in attendance at 97.1%, behind The Producers. Check out the article: Playbill. A beautiful Elphaba bear has been designed for the annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS event "Broadway Bears" (not "Broadway Bares"; Elphaba is fully clothed). Here is the link; she is down at the bottom of the page. Elphaba Bear. More to come soon!

Update! (February 22, 2004)

Sorry for the lack of updates everyone! The latest Broadway grosses (week of February 9-15) were up a while ago. Wicked is once again over one million dollars, with a total gross of $1,001,323! This puts the show in third place in gross, behind (surprise, surpsrise) The Lion King and The Producers. In attendance, Wicked was at 96.2% (also third place, behind King Lear and The Producers). Check out the article: Broadway Grosses. There is also a rather amusing article up on Playbill about Joel Grey, Wicked's Wizard. A Wonder-Filled Wiz, the article, is at the link. On Tuesday, February 17th, the annual Broadway Festival was held, and was there! Among the cast members were Laura Bell Bundy and Eden Espinosa, the standbys for Glinda and Elphaba, respectively. They sang "For Good". The article is here: Broadway Festival 2004. Be sure to go through all the photos, because towards the end there is a good picture of them singing "For Good". If anyone out there knows of the publication called Zink magazine, there is reportedly a four page question and answer interview with Kristin Chenoweth. Check it out! Finally, there is a great article about Idina Menzel on Stage Line: Article. Check it out!

Update! (February 10, 2003) There is a Wicked the Musical trivia quiz that I (Sarah) found on google today. Check it out Wicked Quiz. Not too hard, but it's fun.

Update! (February 9, 2003)

Idina's six song CD "Here" will be available for purchase on Tuesday, February 10th! It will be available online soon and at the theatre in case you're planning on seeing WICKED in the near future.

The above update is brought to you thanks to the official site of Idina Menzel at You can see the cover of the CD in the music section. If anyone finds out where the CD will be sold let me know-amazon doesn't even have it. We are going to check our local stores tomorrow. Also for any nail polish fans out there-OPI has launched a series called Holiday on Broadway. Buy it here. Sarah's girlfriend says that she has seen a Wicked themed one. It is green and has sparkles in it. Unfortunately, it isn't listed anywhere on the internet yet. Good luck in finding it!

Update! (February 6, 2004)

Idina Menzel finally answered those questions we all sent her. Are any of your questions up there? Here it is: Ask a Star: Idina Menzel. Also, our favorite leading ladies have new pictures up on Apparently, the event took place in a special talkback session at Planet Hollywood today (February 6, 2004). David Stone, one of the producers, was also interviewed. There are pictures and more info at Wicked Witches Fly Into Winterfest Event.

Update! (February 1, 2004)

Check out this really awesome Idina Menzel fan site: IDINA MENZEL A new unoffical fan site About the fantastic woman of stage/screen. We are again finally posting week-old Broadway grosses, for the week of January 19-25. It was a very slow week, but Wicked was second in gross ($1,004,090 - behind The Producers) and also second in attendance (95.1% - also behind The Producers). Here is the article: Playbill Article. There is an old AP article on the special effects in Wicked - very cool: Article. The article is to the side of the picture. Wicked is taking part in a program in which several performances will be sign-language interpreted or open captioned. Wicked, doing the most of the group, will be doing four of these performances. BRAVO! Sarah is learning Sign Language, and Ben is trying, so this was exciting. Here is the article: Article. Finally, Kristin Chenoweth was out of Wicked last night (Saturday). Her standby, Laura Bell Bundy, went on for the first time as Galinda/Glinda. Congratulations to her! No official release of why Kristin was out has been posted, but we're sure she had a legitimate reason. We hope she is in the show today!

Update! (January 25, 2004)

Wicked reaches its 100th performance since opening night today. Congratulations (Or Congratulotions, if you're so inclined) to them all! We are finally posting wek-old Broadway grosses today. For the week of January 12-18, Wicked was 3rd in overall gross with $1,013,453. That is behind The Producers and The Lion King, respectively. Wicked was fourth in attendance rate, at 95.2%. That is behind The Producers, Henry IV, and Avenue Q, respectively. Here is the whole article: Broadway Grosses. Also, Wicked cast member Jan Neuberger (Midwife) will be performing her one woman show Boomer Girl: A One (Middle-Aged) Woman Show at Mama Rose's Cabaret in New York City. Check out the article at Jan Nueberger Article.

Update! (January 20, 2004)

Norbert Leo Butz is now back full time as Fiyero, though he filled in two surprise performances over the weekend. From January 19-February 1, Idina Menzel will be featured on "Radio Playbill": Article. There is a new article on Carole Shelley at The cool part is-she wrote it herself. Check it out: Lucky to Be Wicked.

Update! (January 14, 2004)

Really exciting new Press release today:

The original cast recording of the smash hit Broadway musical WICKED has just made Billboard's Top 200 Chart, landing at #187 with a bullet (the bullet indicates that the album is one of those with the greatest gains in sales) in last week's nationwide album sales. The chart will appear in this Friday's edition of Billboard. WICKED, produced for Decca Broadway by composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz and released on December 16, will also be listed at #13 for album sales in New York, the number-one market in the country. WICKED will be the only Broadway recording appearing on the Billboard chart. WICKED has seen box office grosses of over 1 million dollars for each of the last seven weeks at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 W. 51st St.). Richard Zoglin of Time Magazine recently proclaimed WICKED the #1 Musical of the Year. In addition to Time, WICKED and its stars were also featured on the year-end lists in the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Time Out, the Star-Ledger, WOR Radio and the Advocate.

Update! (January 13, 2004)

New Broadway grosses for the week of January 5-11 are up at! Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) hosted a show for 3 performers. Wicked is third in gross, and fifth in average attendance percentage. This week, Wicked grossed a formidable $1,018,069 - in a very slow week for all Broadway shows. It was behind only The Producers and The Lion King. In average attendance, Wicked was at 95.6%, behind The Producers, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, and Henry IV. Check out the article: Article. Kristin Chenoweth, Jane Krakowski (Nine, Ally McBeal), and Tom Wopat performed. This is mostly an update on Kristin Chenoweth's outside performances, more than an update about Wicked. Check out the Photo Op: MTC Gets Intimate With Three Talented Stars.

UPDATE! (January 12, 2004)

Take this Wicked quiz at What Wicked character are you? Sarah's results:

WOO-HOO!! You are Elphaba! You are a fierce Green
Ball of awesomeness! There is nothing you
can't do...except for taking a bath.

what WICKED character are you?
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UPDATE! (January 8, 2004)

This Sunday, January 11, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel will be on A&E discussing their roles, along with other stars of the arts. The show will air at 8:00 am - most likely eastern time zone. Check your local listings!

UPDATE! (January 8, 2004)

Check out this article from announced that both Kristin and Idina will be eligible for lead actress Tony nominations. They also made rulings on other shows-such as Avenue Q, Taboo, Boy from OZ. The article: Tony Rulings: Taboo Score Eligible, Oz Score Not; Little Shop a Revival. There are lots of new updates today! Firstly, Kristin Chenoweth has been signed to do a low-budget musical film. It is not decided yet when filming will begin. Here is the article: Article. Check it out! There is an article on USA Today about Stephen Schwartz and director son Scott Schwartz: Article. There is another article up at that compares the sales of Wicked CD to some other CDs of Blockbuster shows: Article. Someone on the Stephen Schwartz website asked how long Idina and Kristin are contracted to be in the show. The answer is here: Answer. Someone also asked when the songbook for Wicked will come out. The answer is here: Answer. Finally, for the week of December 29-January 4, Wicked was fifth in average attendance, on average selling the Gershwin Theatre to 100% capacity! Wicked was also third in average gross, with a whopping $1,188,937, setting a new Gershwin house record! Bravo! Our friend Reilly would like you all to know, "I LOVE Wicked!"

UPDATE! (January 6, 2004)

There are plans for a musical film version of Wicked in development. The article is here: (it is in an article about The Producers, at the bottom.) Article. Check it out! Also, Kristin Chenoweth will make her Carnegie Hall debut this September: Chenoweth Concert. Check it out and start saving money!

UPDATE! (January 4, 2004)

There is a great new interview up at with Michelle Federer (Nessarose): Interview. Check it out!

New Page! (January 3, 2004)

Scroll down to our very messy link section and you will see a new link. We finally have our first Wicked Fan story up. So many of you have sent us interesting stories-especially the lucky man who met Idina Menzel's family. Please submit your stories/pictures. Thanks.

UPDATE! (January 2, 2004)

Today and the rest of the week we are majorly updating the site, so have patience and don't worry if things move. We are actually going to now put up a fan stories section, but our computer lost everything, so if you'd like to have a fan story on that page, please resubmit your stories. We promise we'll do it this time! On the bright side, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel are mentioned in's Diva Talk: Best of 2003. The link is here: Diva Talk. Check it out!

UPDATE! (December 31, 2003)

Happy new year everyone! Well, almost. There is a wrap-up of 2003 up at Wicked is included in many of the articles. Here is the link: Wrap-Up 2003. Here is our New Year's Resolution: Don't be so lazy with this site. Indeed, we plan to have a site-update day by the end of the week. Oh yes, and by the way, yesterday Wicked celebrated its two month anniversary on Broadway (Since opening night). That's more than some other shows this season could say. Congrats and here's to many more months! Happy new year again!

UPDATE! (December 30, 2003)

Encouraging new Broadway grosses are up at for the week of December 22-28! Nearly every show on Broadway did particularly well this week, and Wicked was right at the top. Again, Wicked topped the million-dollar mark this week, with a whopping $1,182,972. This was only second to The Lion King. (Darn Disney!) Although Wicked filled the Gershwin on average to 100% PERCENT CAPACITY this week (Bravo!), it was fourth in average capacity, behind Mamma Mia!, The Lion King, and Hairspray, respectively. The chart is here: Broadway Grosses. Check it out!

Update! (December 29, 2003)

There are two "Best of 2003" articles up at Both mention Wicked (well, one mentions just the stars). That one is here: Best of 2003. The other one is here: Best of 2003 #2. Check them out! There is also a rather negative review of the Wicked CD up at CD Review. There were two positive ones up recently that we should have linked (sorry), so we'll try to dig them up from archives.

Update! (December 25, 2003) Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy any other holiday or no holiday at all! (We tried!) I don't know if we ever mentioned it, but is selling the Wicked souvenir program. Pre-order now if you want. I have heard the programs will be available in the theatre sometime next week. Check out the direct link Ozdust Boutique. Finally, Taye Diggs started his run for Wicked 2 days early. He appeared on stage on December 22. Break a leg Taye!

Update! (December 22, 2003) There is an interview with Idina Menzel on Check it out: DIVA TALK.

UPDATE!(December 21, 2003) Check out's coverage of the recent Wicked CD signing: Wicked Fans Get Their Favorite New CD Signed.

Update! (December 18, 2003)

You can now ask Idina Menzel questions at Broadway. com: Here. Check it out and ask away!

Update! (December 18, 2003) Stephanie J. Block was the understudy for Elphaba in San Francisco before going on to play Liza Minelli in The Boy From Oz. We personally didn't see her go on in San Francisco, but I know people thought she was wonderful. We found this interview: Stephanie Block Interview. She mentions Wicked a lot, and it is heart breaking to read how much she loved the role. Check it out and wish her well in her career.

Update! (December 16, 2003) Our Wicked CD's arrived. They are awesome-everyone enjoy. Order one if you haven't gotten it yet.

UPDATE! (December 13, 2003)

There is a website that has some good clips of the Wicked album up: Here. The clips kind of lag, however. There also are a couple weird distortions of voices. Anyway, check it out!

UPDATE! (December 12, 2003)

There is A LOT of new stuff up at the store! Check it out! And there's even more to come! NOTE: Neither the Kristin Chenoweth or Idina Menzel sections are done yet! bear with us...

There is a good review of the Wicked Cast Album up at - Review. Kristin Chenoweth's absence during the month of May to do Candide (only one week - don't worry) has been confirmed. Check it out here: (you have to scroll a lot) Q & A at A new ticket block, from April to June 27, goes on sale tomorrow. Start saving up, everyone! Another good CD review is up at Review. Scroll past the Donna Murphy thing. Or read it, if you are so inclined. Finally, On Friday, December 19, Stephen Schwartz and cast members of Wicked will be signing CDs at the Gershwin Theatre, from 5-6 PM. The CD will be available for purchase at that time. Put it on your calendars!

UPDATE! (December 9, 2003)

Well, Norbert Leo Butz is still out of Wicked, now on injury leave until January 20th. But guess who is replacing him for a brief engagement, from December 25 to January 18! None other than Idina Menzel's husband Taye Diggs, who will play the role of Fiyero for that time period. The role is currently being played by understudy Kristoffer Cusick. Check out the article - and read it - Idina has some funny quotes: Article. Also, today is our six-month anniversary of being on the web. Thank you all!

UPDATE! (December 8, 2003) Wicked is going on tour in 2005. Check out the Playbill article: Very "Popular": Schwartz's Wicked To Tour in 2005 Also check out this Joel Grey interview: PLAYBILL ON-LINE'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER with Joel Grey. Finally, Joel Grey has played the Wizard before. Reviews for this Wizard of Oz can be seen at the bottom of the page: The Wizard of Oz in Concert - St. Louis Light Opera. The cast also included Natalie Cole and Nathan Lane.

UPDATE! (December 7, 2003)

Hello all! We're back from our state of laziness, and we're ready to work! Check out our new Wicked store: Wicked Store. Here, you can buy lots of stuff, just in time for the holidays. We wil put up more specific Wicked links later! Go shop through us! Happy December 7th!

UPDATE! (December 1, 2003) GOOD NEWS!

She's dead! (Just kidding - nevermind) Happy December everyone! We hope you all enjoyed the Thanksgiving holidays. There really is good news! For the week of November 24-30, Wicked shattered the Gershwin Theatre record for most gross in a single week, with a whopping gross of $1,121,308! Bravo for Wicked! We hope this continues!

UPDATE! (November 30, 2003) If you haven't pre-ordered the cast recording you can now order it from us: Wicked Cast Recording. The CD is now listed at $13.49. If you still haven't read the book check it out: Gregory Maguire's Novel. The novel is a seperate piece than the musical, but it is also very good in its own way. We will continue to add links if people are interested in buying through us. Thanks so much!

UPDATE! (November 30, 2003) Hello everyone! Wicked was lovely. We will tell you more soon. We have been accepted for the associates program!

UPDATE! (November 26, 2003)

Hello all. We are currently in New York, where we will be catching the Saturday night performance (the 29th). If anyone is seeing the show Saturday night, we are in Row H of the orchestra, seats 1, 3, 5, & 7. Stop by and say hi! Remember - tomorrow is the Thanksgiving Day Parade! Out here it is on NBC, and Wicked will be shown at about 9:15 AM. Check your local listings. Make sure to watch a little early, because it could be shown early. There will also be other shows performing, including Little Shop of Horrors, Mamma Mia!, and The Boy From Oz - the cast of this show features former Wicked cast member Stephanie J. Block. Happy Thanksgiving!

UPDATE! (November 24, 2003)

As Kristin Chenoweth steps back in to Wicked, another principal performer steps out. Norbert Leo Butz will be out for at least a week, due to an aggravation of an existing back injury. The understudy, Kristoffer Cusick, will play the role of Fiyero until Butz returns. The article is here: Also, there is a new mixed review of Wicked up at the Guardian: Here. Check it out!

UPDATE! (November 22, 2003)

Kristin Chenoweth, after being absent from Wicked since November 18th due to a throat infection, is making her return to the Gershwin Theatre tonight. Break a leg to her and to the rest of the cast tonight, and we hope she has recovered fully.

UPDATE! (November 19, 2003) We cleaned up the main page a bit. All old news has been moved to the news page. We have received so many e-mails about our site. Thanks so much for the support-keep loving the show! Jonathan sent us the official Wicked recording song list. Check it out. "The Wicked Witch of the East" is missing.

Wicked Original Broadway Cast Album Track List courtesy of Decca Broadway:

1. NO ONE MOURNS THE WICKED - Glinda and Citizens of Oz

2. DEAR OLD SHIZ - Glinda and Students

3. THE WIZARD AND I - Morrible, Elphaba

4. WHAT IS THIS FEELING? - Glinda, Elphaba and Students

5. SOMETHING BAD - Dr. Dillamond and Elphaba

6. DANCING THROUGH LIFE - Fiyero, Glinda, Boq, Nessarose, Elphaba and Students

7. POPULAR - Glinda

8. I'M NOT THAT GIRL - Elphaba

9. ONE SHORT DAY - Glinda, Elphaba and Denizens of the Emerald City

10. A SENTIMENTAL MAN - The Wizard

11. DEFYING GRAVITY - Elphaba, Glinda, Guards and Citizens of Oz

12. THANK GOODNESS - Glinda, Morrible and Citizens of Oz

13. WONDERFUL - The Wizard, Elphaba

14. I'M NOT THAT GIRL (reprise) - Glinda

15. AS LONG AS YOU'RE MINE - Elphaba and Fiyero

16. NO GOOD DEED - Elphaba

17. MARCH OF THE WITCH HUNTERS - Boq and Citizens of Oz

18. FOR GOOD - Glinda and Elphaba

19. FINALE - All

UPDATE! (November 19, 2003)

A website has both the "Popular" clip from the Today show on the 12th and the "Defying Gravity" performance from last night on Letterman, which, by the way, was incredible. Here's the link: Videos. Check it out!

UPDATE! (November 18, 2003)

Don't forget - Wicked is on Letterman tonight! Also, in less happy news, Kristin Chenoweth was out of the show again tonight. We assume her throat infection is lingering, and we wish her a speedy recovery.

UPDATE! (November 16, 2003)

there is a new negative review up at Review. Check it out! Also, in news about the stars, there may be a musical version of Legally Blonde in the works. If there is, Kristin Chenoweth may star in it. The article is here: Here. (Scroll down to the IN BOX session, and it's the third letter.)

UPDATE! (November 14, 2003)

Kristin Chenoweth was out of Wicked on Thursday, November 13, due to a throat ailment. Standing outside in the cold on the Today Show probably didn't help...yikes! Fortunately, she was on tonight. She's a real trooper and we would like to send out our appreciation and a wish for a speedy recovery. NOTE: Melissa Bell Chait, Kristin's understudy, played the role Thursday night.

There also some good articles up at Behind The Rainbow, Kristin Chenoweth Neck Injury, and Macy's Wicked Windows. Check them out!

UPDATE! (November 12, 2003)

New pictures of the Wicked recording session from yesterday are up at Pictures. I guess there wasn't a performance yesterday.

UPDATE! (November 11, 2003)

New Broadway grosses for the week of November 3-9: Wicked is still fourth in the box office in terms of gross, at $892,085, which is about $92,000 more than last week. In capacity, Wicked is fifth, at an average attendance rate of 95.21%, about a 7% increase from last week.

Also, some new reviews: a third TheatreMania review (a good review) Here, and a Time Magazine review: Here (also positive). A GREAT new multimedia feature at about Wicked's opening night: Opening Night (There are some great clips of the show as well as interviews). Finally, there is a quiz about Wicked , as well as other B'way shows, up at Here. Check it out!

UPDATE! (November 11, 2003)

This time it's true! Wicked will be performing on The Today Show (NBC) tomorrow. Check local listings.

UPDATE! (November 10, 2003)

A couple new things today. The Wicked cast recording I believe is being recorded today and tomorrow, but it could be just today or just tomorrow. Release is mid-December (Although I think they announced that it would be December 16th).

In Broadway grosses last week, during the week of October 27th – November 2nd, Wicked placed 4th in grosses, behind, respectively, Mamma Mia! (At the Winter Garden; $941,680), Hairspray (At the Neil Simon; $960,960), and the ever-popular The Lion King (At the New Amsterdam; $1,097,837). The total attendance last week at Wicked was 12,577, and the average attendance percentage was 88.7%. That percentage is a 10.5% drop from the week before. 99.2%. Wicked’s gross last week was $67,087 greater than the week before ($732,199). The link to the entire chart is here: Broadway Grosses

FINALLY, there are two irregular performances schedules that we have discovered: Christmas Week and New Year’s Week. Here is the Christmas week schedule:

Monday, December 22nd - 8 PM

Tuesday, December 23rd - 7 PM

Wednesday, December 24th - DARK

Thursday, December 25th - 8 PM

Friday, December 26th - 2 PM, 8 PM

Saturday, December 27th - 2 PM, 8 PM

Sunday, December 28th - 3 PM

And New Year’s Week:

Monday, December 29th - 8 PM

Tuesday, December 30th - 2 PM, 7 PM

Wednesday, December 31st - 2 PM, 8 PM

Thursday, January 1st - DARK

Friday, January 2nd - 8 PM

Saturday, January 3rd - 2 PM, 8 PM

Sunday, January 4th - 3 PM

Update! (November 9, 2003)

Two things today. There is a mostly positive review up at Curtain Up: Review. It's so interesting to see what all these different people think. Check it out!

And SECOND, today is this site's five month anniversary on the web. Happy birthday to us! We started it June 9, two days after we saw Wicked for the first time. P.S. Don't worry - our review of the show in New York really is coming soon.

Update! (November 7, 2003)

A new mixed review is up at the Philadelphia Inquirer: Review. Check it out!

Update! (November 5, 2003)

We have found out (we think this is right) that Wicked will be featured on the David Letterman Show on Tuesday, November 18th. Check it out! Also, there is a link on the official Wicked site to some recent press articles about the show: Press Articles.

Update! (November 5, 2003)

Three new Wicked articles are up. One is at Stage Notes. (Scroll past the Sexaholix part. There is a positive review up at the NY Observer: Review (Warning: major spoilers), and a negative review up at the Village Voice: Review.

Update! (November 4, 2003)

There is a new negative review up at Review. Another, more positive, but still mixed, is up at The New Yorker: (Scroll past the Cat On a Hot Tin Roof review) Review.

Update! (November 3, 2003)

There is a review up at the Chicago Tribune. You must be registered to read it, which we're not, but supposedly it's pretty negative: Chicago Tribune Review.

Update! (November 3, 2003)

new article at about The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! Wicked, among other shows, will be performing: Article.

Update (November 3, 2003)

A huge amount of reviews are now all over the place. Here is a list: Wicked Good or Wicked Bad? (, Other TheatreMania Review, Washington Post Review (You might have to fill out a quick questionnaire on that one), Reuters Review, New York Daily News Review, Hartford Courant Review (Must be registered to view), New York Post Review, Associated Press Review, Boston Herald Review, and FINALLY, American Theatre Web Review.

Update! (November 3, 2003)

Sarah and I are back from our trip to New York, where we caught a great Saturday evening performance of Wicked - more to come later. We are working on getting the site completely updated with information, so please bear with us.

Also, here is the irregular Thanksgiving week performance schedule for Wicked:

Monday, November 24 - DARK

Tuesday, November 25 - 7:00 PM

Wednesday, November 26 - 8:00 PM

Thursday, November 27 - 8:00 PM

Friday, November 28 - 2:00 and 8:00 PM

Saturday, November 29 - 2:00 and 8:00 PM

Sunday, November 30 - 3:00 PM

There is a new article up at about Norbert Leo Butz: Norbert Leo Butz Article. Also, there is an overview of the critics' reactions to Wicked up at Critics Article. Finally, there is an article concerning Wicked's box office at Wicked's Box Office Takes Flight.

Update! (October 31, 2003)

Sarah and I are going to New York tonight - no updates.

Update! (October 31, 2003) Happy Halloween-how many of you are being Wicked characters this year? Ok so opening night was last night. Good news: This morning we found 3 rave reviews. Wicked is back in business! Also check out's opening night pictures. They have millions of pictures from the cast party etc. The 3 new reviews: USA Today, New Jersey Star Ledger, and The Wall Street Journal. Unfortunately, the Wall Street Journal is not available to non-subscribers. Go buy a copy-we read excerpts from it, and it sounded good.

UPDATE! (October 30, 2003)

By the time we have finished writing this update, Wicked's opening performance should have finished, or just about. Four reviews are already up. They are mixed, at best, sadly. The two leading ladies got mostly praise, although I think three out of four articles favored Kristin Chenoweth. The other favored Idina Menzel. Here are the reviews: Review, New York Times Review, (Must be registered to view) Talkin' Broadway Review - The most negative, and Review. There are also some other articles up: Playbill Article, and Christian Science Monitor Article. Check them out!

UPDATE! (October 29, 2003)

Well, Wicked opens tomorrow night! We wish all the cast and crew break a leg!

Two new articles are up, one about Idina Menzel and the other about Kristin Chenoweth, both at New York Daily News: Kristin Chenoweth Article, and Idina Menzel Article. Check them out!

Also, the nightly Wicked lottery that is held before each performance (to give away tickets for lucky winners for that performance) will start at 4:00 PM tomorrow night (the 30th). The names of the winners will be drawn at 4:30 PM. The big gala opening night performance starts at 6:30 PM!

UPDATE! (October 28, 2003)

A new article at is up about Kristin Chenoweth: Q & A: Kristin Chenoweth. Check it out!

UPDATES! (October 27, 2003)

Four GREAT new articles are up!

1. An article on Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth is up at The Star Ledger: Broom Service

2. An article about Idina and Kristin is up at The New York Times: The Wicked Young Witches (You have to be registered at to view this article)

3. A new general article about Wicked is up at The Yellow Brick Road Goes On...

Finally, another article at is up about Idina and Kristin: Ding Dong! The Witch Aren't Dead!

News! (October 27, 2003)

Don't forget about the Barnes & Noble (66th and Broadway) event tonight from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Please check out the news and updates section if you haven't seen all the info on this event. If you are going to go - e-mail us and let us know what we missed out on.

Update! (October 24, 2003)

There are some great pictures up of the Macy's event at Check it out! Macy's Pictures

Update! (October 23, 2003)

There is a new interview with Idina Menzel up from the New York Post. Check it out: Idina Menzel Article.

There are also some good articles up at Behind The Rainbow, Kristin Chenoweth Neck Injury, and Macy's Wicked Windows. Check them out!

Update! (October 21, 2003)

There have been some changes to the performance schedule for the next two weeks. On Sunday, October 26, and Sunday, November 2, there will be no show. Also, opening night performance (October 30) starts early at 6:30 PM. Also - This coming Monday, 10/27 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the Barnes & Noble on 66th & Broadway will host a Q&A session and book signing with Wicked's book writer, Winnie Holzman and with Gregory Maguire, author of WICKED; The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. It is Maguire's novel that inspired the musical. Stop by, say hello and enter-to-win a pair of tickets to Wicked. Finally the current running time of Wicked is approximately two hours and fifty minutes (2:50), including intermission.

More Updates! (October 21, 2003)

Merchandise is now on-line at Also, check out where you can pre-order the CD. It is selling for $13.29. The CD is due Tuesday, December 16, 2003. AND go to Macy's in Herald Square on Thursday, October 23. Macy's will unveil their Wicked window displays at 5:00 PM. In addition, at 5:30 PM there will be a costume contest along with a special perforance by Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel. Please check out the official site for further details.

Update! (October 18, 2003)

There is a great interview with Kristin Chenoweth up on Here is the link: Theatre Mania Article Check it out!

Update! (October 17, 2003)

Our tickets for Nov 1st (night show) arrived in the mail last night. It's official-we are going! Is anyone else going to that same show? We'd love to meet you. Never fear-if you sent us a story about the show they will be up-someday. We're so sorry for all of the delay.

New Feature! (October 9, 2003)

The new revised musical number list for the Broadway production is now up! It is very different, so check it out!

New Feature! (October 9, 2003)

The Weekly Performance Schedule is now up. Check it out!

Updates:According to a playbill article another new song has been added entitled "The Wicked Witch of the East." Check out the article: We moved all of the old updates to the news/updates section. Also note that an October 14th show was added to make up for the loss of the October 7th show.

MAJOR UPDATE!!! (October 6, 2003)

Courtesy of, we have learned Wicked's first preview has been postponed to October 8. The producers explain by saying that "additional time is needed to make sure that elements of the show, newly added for New York, run smoothly and safely." An additional performance for Tuesday evening, October 14th, has been added to compensate for tomorrow night's performance. Here is the article, which contains information for ticketholders on how to exchange the tickets. First Wicked Preview Postponed to October 8.

NEW! (October 4, 2003) Four days until Wicked previews! The feature at has been taken down. Hope you guys enjoyed it!

NEW! (September 28, 2003) Including today, there are ten days until Wicked previews on Broadway. The news here isn't really news; we should have linked this a long time ago. Whoops. has a really interesting feature on the Wicked set. The link to the feature is on the front page - you can't miss it. Check it out!

News! (September 26, 2003) Unless I counted wrong, just eleven more days until Wicked's first preview on Broadway. The official website Wicked now has a cool rehearsal picture gallery. Check it out!

NEWS! (September 24, 2003) As the opening of Wicked draws ever closer, we have discovered news about the cast recording, courtesy of Musical The cast will go into the studio November 10th to record the album. The release date of the album has not yet been set.

NEW FEATURE! (September 20, 2003) At the Facts and Stories Page, there is a new page: Backstage Stories that we got from Jim Barnes, who worked backstage in San Francisco. Please check it out.

NEWS! (September 20, 2003) We finally are updating after a long absence. Sorry...for those of you that don't know yet, Fiyero's song "Which Way's The Party?" has been replaced by "Dancing Through Life". If we find more details, we'll tell you.

NEWS! (September 4, 2003) 1. The sound clips at Erin's site have been taken down at request of the official Wicked site: Wicked. We hope you listened to them while they were available. Listen to the commercial at the beginning of the Wicked site. It's cool. And, 2. New publicity shot of Kristin and Idina at Pictures Page! Check it out! Photo courtesy of Time Out New York.

August 27, 2003 - The Official Wicked Website is now up and has a great photo gallery among other things: Wicked The Musical

August 26, 2003 - MORE SOUND CLIPS AT ERIN'S SITE: NEW - "What is this Feeling", "I'm Not that Girl", and "One Short Day"

New! (August 25th, 2003)On September 7th "Broadway on Broadway" will host an annual concert in Times Square. A sneak peek at Wicked will occur. NBC will be airing the show on September 9th at 7 PM. (Check local listings)

Update! (August 22nd, 2003)We're sorry; there hasn't been much to post lately, but yay! New sound clips at Erin's site: The First UNofficial Idina Menzel Page . They now have "The Wizard and I", an updated "Defying Gravity", "As Long As You're Mine", "No Good Deed" (Though you can't really hear that one), and "For Good". Check it out!

Update! (August 11th, 2003) Joel Grey (Cabaret)is replacing Robert Morse in Wicked as the wizard. Check it out here. Mr. Grey is famous for his performances in Cabaret (movie and musical).

Update! (August 6th, 2003)William Youmans will replace John Horton as Dr. Dillamond. Check out the playbill article here.

News!(July 30th, 2003) Kirk McDonald has been replaced by Christopher Fitzgerald in the role of Boq. Read about it here. Also an article here. Just another take on Wicked. AND FINALLY-sound clips from "Defying Gravity" are at Erin's Site. Thanks Erin.

New Update! (July 26, 2003) ACK! We have made a mistake. We found the little blurb about Julia Murney joining Wicked on Playbill Online, but the section of the article about Julia joining Wicked has just been removed. We assume it was a mistake or a rumor. Sorry for the confusion. Julia Murney, however did premiere the song "Defying Gravity" before Wicked came out. In better news, that might mean they're still having auditions, everyone, so prepare your songs and monologues!

Update! NEW (July 17, 2003): A new video segment on Wicked that aired on July 16th. Check it out on line here. Some good info and a little bit of the songs.

Update! We want to hear your own stories about the show-pictures are even nicer. Just send us an e-mail. We're going to make a new page for it today (depending on if you send us stuff)!

Check out an article about the New York production of wicked here. It talks about a few of the changes that will be made before Wicked opens in New York.

Above is something I found on a promotional handout. It seemed perfect for announcing Wicked's NY run! Sorry the colors are a bit off.

Wicked will prievew from October 7th till the opening. Wicked's official New York opening will be October 30th. That is the day before Halloween. It seemed very appropriate to us.

Above is a Wicked poster we found in Shubert Alley outside of the Shubert Theatre. We were so excited to see it being advertised. It's really coming-of course.

Wicked's San Francisco run ended on June 29th. For those Stephanie Block fans out there, she is leaving the cast to lead in her own show with Hugh Jackman. Nice job! If we find out who Elphaba's new understudy will be - we'll let you know.

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