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Behind The Scenes Of The New WICKED 2013-14 West End Photo Shoot

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Behind The Scenes Of The New WICKED 2013-14 West End Photo ShootA preliminary sneak peek at an eye-grabbing new photo shoot recently conducted to capture the spectacular sights and sounds of international musical mega-hit WICKED onstage of the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London's West End is now available to view, just in time for today's worldwide WICKED celebrations!

Both current and upcoming West End stars can be spotted in this exciting new clip collection from the recent photo shoot.

The official synopsis of WICKED is as follows: "If you think you know the Wicked Witch of the West, think again... When Dorothy famously triumphed over the Wicked Witch, we only ever heard one side of the story. Gregory Maguire's acclaimed 1995 novel, 'Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West', re-imagined the Land of Oz, creating a parallel universe to the familiar story written by L. Frank Baum and first published as 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' in 1900. Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba. Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. Glinda's unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba's determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. The spectacular, multi award-winning stage musical, with music and lyrics by Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman, has become "the biggest thing in musicals since The Phantom of the Opera opened" (The Times).

WICKED plays at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London's West End and is also currently on tour in the UK and Ireland.

More information on WICKED in the West End and on tour in the UK and Ireland is available at the official site here.

Of note, don't miss BroadwayWorld's article from yesterday all about the West End and UK/Ireland touring casts of WICKED wishing the Broadway company a happy tenth anniversary, available here.

View the new behind-the-scenes video of the 2013-14 WICKED West End photo shoot below.

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