Lesbians still love ‘Wicked’ after a decade on Broadway

Actress Willemijn Verkaik as Elphaba on Broadway

Actress Willemijn Verkaik as Elphaba on Broadway

BY DANA PICCOLI
AfterEllen

Recently, the musical “Wicked” celebrated its tenth year on Broadway. Certainly the lesbian community has always gravitated toward strong, female characters and you don’t get much stronger that Glinda and Elphaba. While many Broadway musicals have female leads, “Wicked” stands out for its focus on the dynamic between the women and the very intimate world of female friendship. Friendship between women is not often portrayed with such complexity and tenderness as it is in “Wicked.” When Glinda and Elphaba meet, they are odds not just because of Elphaba’s unusual pallor, but because of a deep-seated mistrust their Ozian society taught them to have for other women and anyone different from themselves.What are your thoughts on “Wicked” on its 10th birthday?Read more at AfterEllen.com

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