Verve is proud to release the Original Broadway Cast Recording 2003 of Wicked on double 180g vinyl. Produced by Stephen Schwartz, the show's composer and lyricist, Wicked's stellar cast includes Tony Award Winner Kristin Chenoweth (You're A Good Man Charlie Brown) as Glinda, Idina Menzel (Rent) as Elphaba, Oscar & Tony Award Winner Joel Grey (Cabaret) as The Wizard, Carole Shelley (The Elephant Man) as Madame Morrible, and Norbert Leo Butz (Thou Shall Not, The Last Five Years) as the love interest Fiyero.
This untold story of the witches of Oz features two young and gifted girls in the land somewhere over the rainbow, long before Dorothy dropped in. One is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. The other is clever and passionate, though an outsider with emerald-green skin. Wicked chronicles their journey, telling how these unlikely friends ultimately become 'Glinda the Good' and the infamous 'Wicked Witch of the West.'
Wicked received the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 2005. Continuing with its vinyl reissue campaign, UMe is releasing this classic cast recording on vinyl for the very first time in September 2016!