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On The Emerald Carpet With WICKED West End Media Night 2013/14

The stars came out to the emerald carpet to fete long-running musical mega-hit WICKED in the UK last week in honor of the 2013/14 Media Night, ushering in a new cast and a refreshed production, and a video featurette showcasing the show's headliners and those on hand to enjoy the performance is now available to view.

Stars Willemijn Verkaik and Savannah Stevenson discuss their central roles as Elphaba and Glinda, as does Jeremy Taylor who plays the role of Fiyero, while some celebrity attendees and other audience members share comments, as well.

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)."

Of note, 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, check out BroadwayWorld's previous article on WICKED's 2013/14 Media Night available here.

View the new video featurette on the red carpet of WICKED West End's 2013/14 Media Night below.

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