Here, find a list of awards and nominations received by productions of Wicked worldwide. Wicked is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (1995), a parallel novel of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and L. Frank Baum's classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900). Told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz (Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Galinda, later Glinda, the Good Witch of the North), Wicked begins before and continues after Dorothy's arrival from Kansas, and includes several references to locations, events, characters and situations from both the 1939 film and Baum's novel.
Although the production received mixed reviews and was panned by The New York Times, it has proved to be a favorite among patrons. The Broadway production's success spawned productions in Chicago, Los Angeles, London's West End and San Francisco, as well as international productions in Japan, Germany, Australia and elsewhere, and two North American tours that have visited over thirty cities in Canada and the United States. The show celebrated its seventh anniversary on October 30, 2010 and is currently the 16th longest-running Broadway show in history, having played 3,222 performances as of August 7, 2011. Wicked has broken box office records around the world, holding weekly-gross-takings records in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis, and London, and obtaining the record for biggest opening in the West End (£100,000 in the first hour on sale). In the week ending January 2, 2011, the London, Broadway, and both national touring productions all broke the record for the highest weekly gross. Both the West End production and the North American tour have been seen by over two million patrons. The original show was nominated for ten Tony Awards in 2004, winning three, including the Best Actress in a Musical for Idina Menzel. It also won six Drama Desk Awards and one Grammy Award while the London show has been the recipient of five Laurence Olivier Award nominations, winning one.
... The production of Wicked in Melbourne has garnered 24 nominations, winning 10 of them ... Year Award ceremony Category Nominee Result 2008 Green Room Awards Best Artistic Direction of a Musical Susan Hilferty and Eugene Lee Won Best Choreography of a Musical Wayne Cilento ...
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