Flying out on tour!
The day is finally here, the hit Broadway musical Wicked celebrates 15 years on Broadway! In their huge concert celebration airing on NBC last night, fans of the musical saw original stars Idina Menzel and Kirstin Chenoweth reunite to perform a series of songs. The concert also featured special guests Ariana Grande, Pentatonix and Adam Lambert.
Originally opening on October 30, 2003, the original cast included Idina Menzel (who won a Tony for her turn as Elphaba), Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda, Joel Gray as the Wizard and Norbert Leo Butz as Fiyero. The production surpassed Oh! Calcutta! to become the seventh longest running show in Broadway history on February 9, as they performed their 5,960th performance.
The musical has since performed in over 100 cities in over 15 countries and has been translated into Japanese, German, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Dutch!
What is Wicked about?
Our story begins in the hallowed halls of Oz's Shiz University, where we meet the Elphaba. Born with green skin, she's has been made an outcast, by everyone including her own father, but deep within Elphaba is a great power that's just waiting to be set free. Unfortunately, her time at college gets off to a rocky start when she's given a new roommate - the perky, more perfect-than-perfect Glinda. In the beginning, the two absolutely despise each other, but after a simple act of kindness at a party they realise that they may not be so different after all.
Over the course of their studies they become firm friends, but when Elphaba uncovers a sinister plot that could destroy the whole world of Oz, she must choose between keeping her friend or learning how to become... Wicked!