i read somewhere that once on broadway the bridge didn’t appear for javert’s suicide so the guy playing javert pretended to stab himself multiple times with an imaginary knife and then lay on stage until they turned the lights off and it has become my ambition in life to find out who that was
Bad Situation - A cut song from Wicked by Stephen Schwartz
"Why go and ruin a room I could love with a roommate I knew I’d hate?"
Heads up, fellow Ozians! Before What Is This Feeling? there was Bad Situation. Both songs served the same purpose - inciting hate-at-first-sight between the two girls - but went about it in very different ways. For example, Boq’s introduction as a character is featured here, as he deliver’s Galinda’s morning mail to her. Galinda’s attempt to trick Elphaba into wearing the hideodeous black pointed hat is also included here, rather than in Dancing Through Life. One of Elphaba’s old, cut motifs (Making Good) can also be heard. All in all, a really fascinating listen. Which song do you prefer?
Recorded at Yellow Brick Road Not Taken, a 5th anniversary celebration of Wicked. Performed by Shoshana Bean and Stephanie J. Block as Elphaba, Kate Reinders and Jennifer Laura Thompson as G(a)linda. I own nothing. I did not record this. An old friend of mine emailed it to me, years ago. If you would like me to credit you, please do message me and I will.