Wicked CD to Hit Stores in December

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The cast recording for the new Broadway musical Wicked will hit stores in December.
Idina Menzel (left) and Kristin Chenoweth in Wicked
Idina Menzel (left) and Kristin Chenoweth in Wicked Photo by Joan Marcus

A spokesperson for the hit musical at the Gershwin Theatre confirmed that the CD — featuring Stephen Schwartz's score — is scheduled to arrive in stores Dec. 16 on the Decca Broadway label. Wicked, with a book by Winnie Holzman, stars Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel as witches, friends and rivals Glinda and Elphaba.

The cast also features Tony and Academy Award winner Joel (Cabaret) 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 company comprises Ioana Alfonso, Ben Cameron, Cristy Candler, Kristy Cates, Melissa Bell Chait, Marcus Choi, Kristoffer Cusick, Kathy Deitch, Eden Espinosa, Melissa Fahn, Rhett G. George, Kristen Lee Gorski, Manuel Herrera, Kisha Howard, LJ Jellison, Sean McCourt, Corinne McFadden, Mark Myars, Jan Neuberger, Walter Winston O'Neil, Andrew Palermo, Andy Pellick, Michael Seelbach, Lorna Ventura and Derrick Williams.

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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