STAGE TUBE: Kanye Samples WICKED!
As New York Magazine reports, Kanye West appears to be sampling a bit of WICKED on his new album 'Good Ass Job,' set for release this September. BroadwayWorld brings you full coverage of this video footage showing the rapper remixing Stephen Schwartz's "Popular" to a hip hop beat. Kristin Chenoweth, who originated the role of 'Glinda,' can be heard on the recording.
The musicAl Blockbuster WICKED celebrated its 6th Anniversary on Broadway in October 2009. Winner of 26 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.
Declared "A Cultural Phenomenon" by Variety, WICKED currently has productions in New York, San Francisco, London, Tokyo, Stuttgart, Sydney, and on two North American tours. 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.
For tickets and more information on the show, visit www.wickedthemusical.com.