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Wicked Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

11/1/2013
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Wicked Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary
Wicked Cast Recording Gets Deluxe Edition Treatment
Includes Mika Featuring Ariana Grande “Popular Song”
Plus New Artwork, Bonus Booklet, And New Essays

 

On Wednesday, October 30th, the blockbuster musical WICKED will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on Broadway, a milestone achieved by only ten other Broadway productions in history.   Since its New York premiere a decade ago, WICKED has grossed over $3.1 billion worldwide and has been seen by over 38 million people across the globe.  By the end of 2013, the global phenomenon will have been performed in over 100 cities in 13 countries around the world. Broadway’s #1 show for an unprecedented nine consecutive years, WICKED has been declared “A Cultural Phenomenon” by Variety and “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly.   

 

On November 26, 2013, Verve\UMe will release a special 2-CD WICKED Deluxe Edition, featuring the 19-track Original Broadway Cast Recording plus 9 bonus tracks, including the brand-new hit, "Popular Song" by MIKA (featuring Ariana Grande).   The album will be available digitally on November 1, 2013.  Additionally, a special 10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Vinyl of the Original Broadway Cast Recording will be released and is available for purchase online at http://www.wickedthemusicalstore.com/.

 

The 2-CD set will also include new deluxe packaging featuring the show’s 10th Anniversary artwork, and a bonus booklet with new, updated essays by composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz, and Gregory Maguire, the author of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, the novel on which the musical is based.

 

The Grammy© Award-winning Original Cast Recording of the smash-hit Broadway musical WICKED is certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for sales of more than 2.6 million copies.  The original album was one the fastest-selling original cast recording in years, and spent more than 257 weeks at the #1 spot on the Billboard’s Broadway Chart. After 10 years, the soundtrack is currently #37 on Billboard’s Top Catalog Album Chart.   

 

Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman.  The production is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento.  WICKED is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

 

Winner of over 50 major awards including the Grammy© Award and three Tony Awards, WICKED is the untold story of the witches of Oz.  Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz.  One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood.  The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular.  WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

 

TRACK LISTING:


CD1 – WICKED

Original Cast Recording

Produced by STEPHEN SCHWARTZ

1)     NO ONE MOURNS THE WICKED
2)     DEAR OLD SHIZ
3)     THE WIZARD AND I
4)     WHAT IS THIS FEELING?
5)     SOMETHING BAD
6)     DANCING THROUGH LIFE
7)     POPULAR
8)     I’M NOT THAT GIRL
9)     ONE SHORT DAY
10) A SENTIMENTAL MAN
11) DEFYING GRAVITY
12) THANK GOODNESS
13) WONDERFUL
14) I’M NOT THAT GIRL (reprise)
15) AS LONG AS YOU’RE MINE
16) NO GOOD DEED
17) MARCH OF THE WITCH HUNTERS
18) FOR GOOD
19) FINALE

 

CD 2 – WICKED

Special Bonus Recordings

1)     FOR GOOD     

LeAnn Rimes and Delta Goodrem
Produced by Phil Ramone

2)     I’M NOT THAT GIRL

Kerry Ellis
Produced by Brian May

3)     MAKING GOOD         

Stephanie J. Block (vocal)
Stephen Schwartz (piano)

WICKED – DIE HEXEN VON OZ (German Cast Recording)   

4)     SOLANG ICH DICH HAB (AS LONG AS YOU’RE MINE)

5)     GUTES TUN (NO GOOD DEED)

UIKEDDO (Japanese Cast Recording)

6)     (JINNSEI WO ODORI-AKASE/DANCING THROUGH LIFE)

7)     (POPYURAA/POPULAR)

8)     DEFYING GRAVITY

Idina Menzel – Dance Mix

9)     POPULAR SONG

MIKA (feat. Ariana Grande)

 

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Contact:        

Sujata Murthy, UME 310 865 7812 sujata.murthy@umusic.com

                       

                                

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