Best New Musical
9th February 2007
THEATREGOERS NAME WICKED ‘BEST
NEW MUSICAL’ TICKETS NOW ON SALE TO 29 MARCH 2008
The hit musical WICKED, at London’s Apollo Victoria
Theatre, has dominated the Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers’
Choice Awards 2007, winning 4 awards: Best New Musical,
Best Set Design (Eugene Lee), Best Supporting Actress
in a Musical (Miriam Margolyes) and Best Actress in
a Musical (Idina Menzel) Over 12,000 members of the
theatregoing public cast their online votes with WICKED
winning all of its nominated categories. The musical
averaged over 51% of the total votes cast in its nominated
categories and also won more awards than any other production.
“On behalf of my colleagues Marc Platt and David Stone
and everyone at Universal, I’d like to thank all the
theatregoers who voted for Wicked and to offer my personal
congratulations to Stephen Schwartz, Winnie Holzman
and our superbly talented London cast. It is very exciting
that Wicked has been honoured by the theatregoing public
whose support of, and reaction to, the show has been
so incredible from the outset. We are thrilled to have
won four Theatregoer’s Choice Awards and particularly
delighted to have been named Best New Musical by such
an overwhelming percentage of the vote.” Michael McCabe,
Whatsonstage.com is the UK's biggest performing arts
website and this year celebrates its 10th birthday.
The Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Awards are
now in their fifth year.
WICKED has already been seen by over a quarter of a
million theatregoers since its first public performance
on 7 September 2006, grossing over £10 million at the
Box Office and twice breaking all-time records for the
West End's highest weekly gross. Booking has recently
been extended until Saturday 29 March 2008.
Based on Gregory Maguire’s acclaimed novel, the spellbinding
WICKED tells the captivating untold story of an extraordinary
friendship between two girls: the blond and popular
Glinda and the misunderstood green girl, Elphaba, whose
destiny is to become the Wicked Witch of the West.
WICKED currently stars: Kerry Ellis as Elphaba, Helen
Dallimore as Glinda, Adam Garcia as Fiyero, Miriam Margolyes
as Madame Morrible, Nigel Planer as The Wizard, Martin
Ball as Doctor Dillamond, James Gillan as Boq and Katie
Rowley Jones as Nessarose
From Monday 2 April the role of Madame Morrible will
be played by Susie Blake.