On May 30, 1971, Idina Menzel, the American singer-songwriter and actress, is born in New York City. Her celebrity was launched in part to her role as Elphaba in the Broadway musical adaptation of Wicked. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire is the original novel the musical was based on. Maguire’s story re-creates Oz and retails Elphaba’s story as she rises to becomes the Wicked Witch of the West.

Book Title: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

Book Author: Gregory Maguire

ISBN Number: 9780061862311

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