Jeanna de Waal and Christine Dwyer (photo credit: Joan Marcus)
WICKED, THROUGH AND THOUGH
Brush up on your Frank L. Baum and watch the power
Wicked is essentially a story of a complicated female friendship
Any production of Wicked is wholly dependent on its Elphaba and Glinda, as the two witches form the heart of the show. The epic plot is filtered through the lens of their friendship, a smart decision that grounds the storyline: for all the clever reworking of the Baum classic, Wicked is essentially a story of a complicated female friendship that endures despite class difference, betrayal and war.