Wicked: The Grimmerie, a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Hit Broadway Musical

Wicked: The Grimmerie, a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Hit Broadway Musical

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Overview

Wicked is not just a musical, it is a phenomenon. Every week, 15,000 people pack New York's Gershwin Theatre to see the show. The most successful musical on Broadway in 2004, Wicked is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Gregory Maguire. It tells the story of Elphaba, the headstrong Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda, the good witch, growing up in the Land of Oz. The show has cast a spell on fans, many of whom return for second and third viewings. In 2005, the show begins an extensive tour across the United States and Canada, hitting major cities such as Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and many more. This beautifully packaged, whimsical keepsake is designed to resemble the Grimmerie, an ancient book of spells that Elphaba uses in the show. Wicked: The Grimmerie offers fans a behind-the-curtains peek at the musical, profiles of the cast and creative team, and inside stories, with full-color photographs throughout. Some of the irresistible special features include an "Ozian" glossary, spells, an illustrated family tree, and a step-by-step look at how Elphaba gets green before each show—everything fans need to relive the Broadway experience day after day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401308209
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 10/19/2005
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 140,447
Product dimensions: 9.75(w) x 12.50(h) x 1.25(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

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Wicked: The Grimmerie, A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Hit Broadway Musical 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 67 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How did the Tony award-winning musical Wicked come together? In Wicked: The Grimmerie you will find out. For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past five years and have not heard of the smash-hit musical Wicked, it is based on Gregory Maguire's book. It is basically The Wizard of Oz from the Wicked Witch of the West's (Elphaba) point of view. I would recommend seeing the musical before reading this book. This book includes everything you have ever wondered about Wicked. It describes how Elphaba is "greenafyed", hints on how Elphaba "flies" and much more. From writing the musical itself to putting together the final costumes and set, you'll find it all. Get insights on all the different cast members; hear about tryouts, opinions and struggles from cast members. With the extraordinary photos, I would have to give the book five stars. The interviews with the cast, crew, producer, director and others are truly fascinating. It has great detailed information. This is a must have for all Wicked fans.
slightlyfan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is great if you love the Musical Wicked. They tell you how they took the book and made the musical from it. They explain the songs and set design's and even have really cute antique-looking photo's. They really went for a theme with this book. It is entertaining, funny and you learn a few things about the musical.
lauren243 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Absolutely love this book, I recieved it as a birthday present (along with tickets to see the show the next day!) and it was so amazing to see how they put together the show. I loved the fact that you get a little of the script in the grimmerie, and I also love the profile pages. If you're a fan of Wicked and haven't yet brought this book I stongly suggest you do, you will not be dissapointed
sparklegirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is just the companion to the play Wicked. It has all the stuff you need to know, pictures, original drawings, lyrics, lines and backgrounds of the songs and more!
Joles on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An excellent companion to the Broadway musical. This details the story, technical aspects and characters. The photographs are amazing!
tapestry100 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If you are a fan of the Broadway hit musical, Wicked, than this book is for you! The title speaks for itself, this is nothing more than a look behind the creation of Wicked, with photos and design sketches, info on the cast, spells, inside stories and more throughout. If you love the musical like I do, you have to have this book.
AmyElizabeth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Seeing a performance of Wicked is something you will want to remember forever. This behind-the-scenes look is the perfect companion to seeing the musical. It's complete with cast and crew interviews, color photos of some performances, and the story with complete lyrics. I loved the musical, and I loved this book.
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I bought this as a Christmas gift for my sister after shopping at Barnes and Noble with her. She was the one who brought my attention to it. She's seen the play twice, has the album and has seen the movie. She had no idea I was going to send it to her. She told me the photos are beautiful and after reading it, has it as a table book for others to see.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was ordered by me for my friend as a gift. Quality and content is more than perfect! A 'must have' for all who adore the musical~
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Lawliet_Ko More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It is perfect for any fan of the musical and the book. Very informative and great pictures.
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LolaAB More than 1 year ago
a must for all wicked fans!! if you have seen this live (or haven't had the chance) you will love it.
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