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OMG! Just got back from NYC - saw Wicked!!!!

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Wow, what a trip. Wicked was phenomenal and amazing!
post #2 of 22
Glad you had a great time!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And wow - I think you had great weather!

Laurie
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I love Wicked!! Well, the musical, not so much the book. The lyrics to the songs are just so clever and witty, and the music is really great! I can't wait until it comes around here so I can see it again.
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Is Wicked a band? Glad you had fun
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Is Wicked a band? Glad you had fun
Sorry! It's a broadway musical. And the weather was really really good.
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lol Its a musical, sort of a continuation of the Wizard of Oz. It tells about the relationship between Glinda the good witch and Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, and how Elphaba became the "wicked" witch.
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I've heard the music on the radio and it's good! I'm glad you had a good time!!
post #8 of 22
I'm glad you had a safe trip and enjoyed yourself. How'd you do on the flights?
post #9 of 22
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I did very well, thanks, I took my meds, but no drinks, and slept the whole way. It was very nice, actually!
post #10 of 22
You handled the flights quite well.
So what else did you do and see? Spill it.
post #11 of 22
I must tell my daughter. She just finished the book and is adamant that she is going to find a way to go to NYC to see the play.

Glad your trip was "uneventful" and that you weren't stressed.
post #12 of 22
Hola Kim!...
A later say hello and I happy that you have it a great trip!
post #13 of 22
Glad your trip was wonderful. I'm glad that you enjoyed the musical. I tried, several times, to read the book, but I thought it was horrible. I absolutely LOVE musicals, so perhaps I will get to see it on the stage. I had actually abandoned the idea, because of the book...I might have to re-think that decision!
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Not to hijack the thread but the musical is really nothing like the book! Its like they took the same cast of characters with some basic traits alike and a very basic plotline and then made two entirely different things with it!
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I did very well, thanks, I took my meds, but no drinks, and slept the whole way. It was very nice, actually!
I'm so glad you had a good flight!

I've always wanted to see a Broadway Musical, your so lucky you got to go!
post #16 of 22
I read the book and loved it! I am glad you liked the play and NYC. I would move back there now but hubby - who is also a native NYer too - prefers CA.
post #17 of 22
You were in my neighborhood!!! I work one block from the Gershwin Theatre where Wicked is playing. I love that show. Happy you have a good time and also glad you missed the 17 degree weather.
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Sorry! It's a broadway musical. And the weather was really really good.
Oooh Well I haven't heard of it..I am out of the loop
post #19 of 22
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Well, Wicked came to Denver and I didn't think to see it. It's really, really good, and I was wondering if I should read the book or not.

We stayed in mid-town at the Affinia 50 hotel. Very nice.

DD and I flew out of Denver at 12:40 a.m. on Saturday morning - got to the hotel at about 7 a.m., and slept a few hours. Then we went to the Empire State building, and also walked around a little bit. We rode the subway lots! That night we ate at an Indian place that was really nice. I think it was near Times Square.

Sunday we got up late (whoops!) and rode the subway to Central Park West where we walked by the Dakota (John Lennon's former abode) and went to the Museum of Natural History. VERY cool place. Then we subbed it again over to the Theater District to see Wicked, which was the 3:00 matinee. Then we went to an Asian Fusion place for dinner, which was also very good. I think we walked back to our hotel from there, it was only 6 or 8 blocks if I remember correctly.

Monday we got up early and did the harbor cruise (about 2 hours, and it goes by the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island). Then we got really messed up on the subway and rode all over and ended up back where we started and had to walk almost all the way across Manhattan to get back to our hotel, LOL! Then we went to the airport. My DH & DS were supposed to fly out at 5:15 on United, and my DD and I were scheduled to leave at 9:40 on Frontier, but we checked in for the 5:40 as standby, and got on! We actually beat the guys home, LOL. Only problem was taking my meds. They tell you 20 minutes beforehand and it takes my meds an hour to work. But it went ok anyway.

Oh, I forgot, I think it was Saturday, we went to St. Patrick's Cathedral and lit a candle for my mom.
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I've always wanted to see Wicked! I've heard that it's really great. I didn't know that there was a book, though. Anyone want to sell me theirs for cheap??

It sounds like you really had a great time, Kluchetta! I'd love to visit NYC myself some day. I'm glad to hear that you didn't have any problems w/ the flight and all..

~KK~
post #21 of 22
I saw Wicked a few years ago when it first came to Chicago (before they made it permanent) and I absolutely loved it! I had read the book first, and I do like the book better than the play.

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Not to hijack the thread but the musical is really nothing like the book! Its like they took the same cast of characters with some basic traits alike and a very basic plotline and then made two entirely different things with it!
To reconcile it for myself I decided that the ending of the play was actually in Glinda's head; that she imagined it that way to lessen her grief until a time when she could adaquately face it. I do wish it was closer to the book, especially the parts about Elphaba's parents.

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I didn't know that there was a book, though. Anyone want to sell me theirs for cheap??
You can still get the book for cheap. It has 2 covers: the original: http://www.amazon.com/Wicked-Life-Ti...03/ref=ed_oe_p and the one with the broadway show poster: http://www.amazon.com/Wicked-Times-W...08/ref=ed_oe_p. This one has pictures from the show. There's also another edition that is the size of a regular paperback (the others are somewhat oversized paperbacks), but I don't know if it has the pictures or the drawings from the original book

Tricia
post #22 of 22
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Wow, what a trip. Wicked was phenomenal and amazing!
I saw that a year or so ago. I also saw Cats when it was playing. I hate to admit this, being a slave to three cats, but I remember Wicked much more vividly than I do Cats.
Wicked was awesome!
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