Fun Fact Friday #3

This weeks Fun Fact Friday if filled with Musical facts, mainly because I got a bit over excited about, finally seeing Wicked earlier this week (it was great btw, totally with a watch), So get your jazz hands out and warmup your singing voice, dance around your room, and enjoy these five fun musical facts...
 1. The Wicked Witch of the West is not given a name. It was Gregory Maguire, who wrote the novel Wicked, that invented the name Elphaba, taking the name from The Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum's initials.
2.Wicked wasn't loved by critics when it opened in 2003, and lost out to Avenue Q for the Tony Award for best musical in 2004.

3.Les Misérables has been translated into 22 different languages, productions played in 44 countries and in over 347 cities. It has played over 51,000 professional performances and has a worldwide audience of over 70 million people.
4. Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote his first musical, Cinderella Up The Beanstalk and Most Everywhere Else in 1961, and in 1991 became the first composer to have six productions running in the West End at one time.
5. Mamma Mia! has had three London homes opening at the Prince Edward Theatre in 1999, moving to The Prince of Wales Theatre in 2004 before moving to its current home The Novello Theatre in 2012. It is one of only five musicals to be on Broadway and in The West End for 10 years.
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What's you favourite musical? Have any fun facts about it? 
Let me know in the comments. 

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