Fans of the Tony Award-winning musical Wicked were in for a treat Monday night when NBC aired the special A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway. With a guest line-up that honored the music and pleased die-hard Wicked fans, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel delivered stunning performances of the song “Popular” and “Defying Gravity.”
They weren’t the only stars from Wicked’s musical history to perform and there were riveting performances by Pentatonix, Ariana Grande, Adam Lambert, and the current Broadway cast of Wicked.
Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel hosted the event and fans and audiences were thrilled to see the original Elphaba and Glinda reunited.
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Audience reaction to the special was fantastic and Wicked began trending across various social media platforms Monday night. The special was a perfect way for NBC to embrace the Halloween season and those who were in attendance to the show’s filming dressed as their favorite Wicked character.
Executive Vice President, Special Programs and Late Night, NBC Entertainment Doug Vaughan released a statement about the special and the Wicked reunion of Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel.
“Wicked is a blockbuster musical playing all over the world and still selling out night after night after 15 years on Broadway, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Emmy and Tony-winning producer Marc Platt and the entire ‘Wicked’ team to celebrate the enduring success of this show. We’re especially excited to have Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth reunited along with big guest stars in front of an audience – in costume hopefully – to help us celebrate the Halloween season.”
Fans gave both Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel rave reviews for their performances.
Did you watch A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway? What did you think of the musical? Are you going to watch it online or on demand?