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A ‘Wicked’ quickie review

Just got in from 'Wicked' and I will write a full review for Saturday's print edition. But here's my quick initial reaction:

"Wicked" is a feast or the eyes, with exceptionally creative sets, costumes and lighting. And it works for the heart and the brain, as well. I was affected, sometimes deeply, by the story, about the stormy relationship between Elphaba ("The Wicked") and Glinda ("The Good").  The acting talent is first-rate.

I approached this musical with some trepidation, since I was not a big fan of the book. Yet "Wicked" does an outstanding job of distilling the novel to it's essence. The musical is clearer, more focused, and altogether more fun.

I'll post a fuller review on Friday morning.



Jim Kershner
is a senior correspondent who writes for the Today section.