Tony Nominee Holzman Picks Her Favorite Wicked Moment

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Winnie Holzman, a 2004 Tony nominee for Best Book of a Musical, recently realized her favorite moment in her hit new musical with Stephen Schwartz, Wicked.
Winnie Holzman
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"I just saw the show again on Sunday," Holzman told Playbill On-Line at the annual Tony Nominees Press Reception. "I went to see [understudy] Laura Bell Bundy [as Glinda]. I had seen Kristin [Chenoweth] the night before do Candide, and I wanted to see Laura Bell, and she was great. Kristin was, of course, a genius as she always is.

"I realized that my favorite moment in [Wicked] is the moment when the two women are standing over that broom, when Idina is holding that broom, and she says, 'Get on, think of what we can both do together!' And all of a sudden, you see a whole thing that you know didn't happen, that you know isn't true. You see a vision of these two women flying off on a broom, and that is such a thrilling idea — going off and doing adventures together and making changes together. You realize that that didn't happen that way, and you're pretty sure that [Glinda's] not going to get on that broom. That part always gets me. It's a beautiful moment."

Holzman was also the creator of the Emmy-nominated TV show "My So-Called Life." She wrote for the TV series "thirtysomething" and executive produced the TV drama "Once and Again."

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