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A 'Wicked' photo app for your Facebook profile

October 28, 2010 |  1:42 pm


The Broadway production of "Wicked" continues to do gangbusters business after nearly seven years running. Box-office data show that attendance this year for the musical hasn't dipped below 90% capacity at the Gershwin Theatre, which is one of the biggest houses on Broadway.

Apparently, there's no such thing as too much promotion even for a theatrical hit that shows no signs of closing. The people behind the show have put together a simple online photo application that allows you to "Ephalba" your Facebook profile.

Are you intrigued? The application permits you to upload your Facebook profile photo (or any picture on your computer) and to turn your skin color green in the fashion of the protagonist Ephalba in the musical. You can also choose between a few "Wicked" picture frames for your completed photo.

The application is rather crude and a bit cumbersome to use, but fans of the musical will no doubt find it mildly diverting. If you're feeling a little wicked inside, there's no one to stop you from green-ifying photos you've downloaded of your office or classroom frenemies.

-- David Ng

Photo: Kristin Chenoweth, left, and Idina Menzel in the original cast of "Wicked" on Broadway. Credit: Ari Mintz / Newsday


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