Wicked CD Hits Stores Dec. 16

News   Wicked CD Hits Stores Dec. 16
The original Broadway cast recording of Wicked — the new Stephen Schwartz musical at the Gershwin Theatre — hits stores Dec. 16.

Available on the Decca Broadway label, the single CD runs 71 minutes and 8 seconds. Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel as witches, friends and rivals Glinda and Elphaba, head a cast that also includes Tony and Academy Award winner Joel Grey as The Wizard, Carole Shelley as the Wizard's malevolent cohort Madame Morrible, Norbert Leo Butz as Glinda and Elphaba's love interest Fiyero, Michelle Federer as Elphaba's crippled sister Nessarose, Christopher Fitzgerald as munchkin Boq, who adores Glinda and William Youmans as Doctor Dillamand, who is a professor and a goat. The recording includes lyrics, color production photos from the musical and introductory notes by author Gregory Maguire. Maguire wrote the novel on which the musical is based. The complete track listing for Wicked follows:

"No One Mourns the Wicked"
"Dear Old Shiz"
"The Wizard and I"
"What Is This Feeling"
"Something Bad"
"Dancing Through Life"
"I'm Not That Girl"
"One Short Day"
"A Sentimental Man"
"Defying Gravity"
"Thank Goodness"
"I'm Not That Girl" (reprise)
"As Long As You're Mine"
"No Good Deed"
"March of the Witch Hunters"
"For Good"

Wicked plays the Gershwin Theatre, located in Manhattan at 222 West 51st Street. Tickets are available by calling (212) 307-4100 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

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