By David Cote. Hyperion Books. Hardback. 192 pages.Wicked: The Grimmerie is brilliantly designed to resemble an ancient book of magic spells. The book offers fans a behind-the-curtains peek at the musical, profiles of the cast and creative team, and is packed with gorgeous full color photographs and illustrations. Through interviews, readers learn how the musical's book was written, what approach the director Joe Mantello took, how the costumes and sets were designed and made, and much, much more. The author interviewed the stars from the original Broadway cast, the second cast, and the tour cast, and so comments from each are included.Special features include an "Ozian" glossary, a step-by-step look at how Elphaba gets green before each show, and original handwritten notes from Stephen Schwartz's first draft of "Defying Gravity."