June 23, 2007
I saw it tonight, for the second time. The first was a LOOOOOOOOOONG time ago when it was still previews, with the original cast.
I hated it then.
Why? Well, I had read the novel, and a lot of great parts from the novel were, well, gone. In fact, I am pretty sure the entire ending was completely fabricated...but I will have to double check that.
Anyway, I had a hard time getting over the novel being so different from a Broadway musical. Just seeing it spelled out like that, it seems quite obvious that they might be a shade different...book, broadway show, book, broadway show...yeah, pretty different.
Anyway, tonight I got to see it again. And I was particularly interested because I worked with the Elphaba (Julia Murney) for 1 short week a few years ago, and when I heard she was in, I thought...Yes! She's perfect. And the gal playing Nessa (Cristy Candler), I see at auditions on occasion and we have become audition friends....so I was excited to see them, and they were amazing of course.
My fave though, was Galinda. Kendra Kassebaum was so funny. Her physical comedy....hilarious. She had this kick thing, that I just want to incorporate into my life now....loved it.
I think the highlight of my husband's night, there at Wicked, was seeing Tony Parker and Eva Longoria. Mostly, because they are a talking point EVERY NIGHT for Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon on PTI. If they talk about it, then my DH cares. He is not a Spurs fan, nor has he watched a microsecond of Desperate Housewives, but because the men talk Eva and Tony, he is a fan. They were just down the row from us, and one row behind. We had better seats then them...thanks zinone. My DH informed me that since they are wedding in just a few days in France, that they would logically be in NYC, as it is an easier flight there then from CA or elsewhere....or maybe I just made up that conversation in my head since the show started..it's very possible.