Wicked is a Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (published in 1995), itself a retelling of the classic 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film The Wizard of Oz (1939).
The musical is told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz; its plot begins before and continues after Dorothy Gale arrives in Oz from Kansas, and includes several references to the 1939 film and Baum’s novel. Wicked tells the story of two unlikely friends, Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) and Galinda (whose name later changes to Glinda the Good Witch), who struggle through opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, reactions to the Wizard’s corrupt government, and, ultimately, Elphaba’s public fall from grace.
Wicked premiered on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre in October 2003. Its original stars included Idina Menzel as Elphaba, Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda, and Joel Grey as the Wizard. The original Broadway production won three Tony Awards and seven Drama Desk Awards, while its original cast album received a Grammy Award.
Wickedly Sweet and Sour Pork
- 2 Pork Steaks chopped into bite size pieces
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Garlic Clove crushed
- 1 Green Bell Pepper chopped
- 150 g Pineapple chopped
- 50 g Caster Sugar
- 50 ml Rice Vinegar
- 2 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
- Rice cooked, to serve
- In a skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil then start frying the pork pieces. Cook for 5 minutes until cooked on all sides.
- Add the green bell pepper, garlic and pineapple and fry for an additional 5 minutes.
- Move the contents to one side of the pan and add the sugar, rice vinegar and ketchup to the other side of the pan. Stir whilst it starts to sizzle to create the sauce. Once it is an orangey sauce, stir with the rest of the ingredients until coated.
- Once coated, serve in bowls with cooked rice.