7 Best Moments from Wicked’s 15th Anniversary Special

Wicked composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz takes a bow with generations of Elphaba's and Glinda's; photo from Wicked the Musical's Twitter page

Wicked celebrated its 15th year on Broadway with a bang. Entitled “A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway”, NBC just aired a concert special hosted by none other than original leads Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth. Here are some of the show’s best moments.

The current Broadway company of Wicked, featuring Jessica Vosk as Elphaba and Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda, performed the rousing group number, ‘One Short Day.’

2. Kristin Chenoweth proves that she is the quintessential Glinda with her hilarious rendition of Popular.

3. Idina Menzel sang a stripped down version of first act closing number, ‘Defying Gravity.’

4. American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert, who was a member of the show’s touring productions, and American R&B and jazz recording artist Ledisi, performed the duet, ‘As Long as You’re Mine.’

5. Ariana Grande, decked in green, performed her rendition of ‘The Wizard and I.’

6. A cappella group Pentatonix sang their version of ‘What is this Feeling?’

7. Generations of Elphaba’s and Glinda’s, led by Menzel and Chenoweth, sang a powerful, heart-warming rendition of the musical’s 11 o’clock number ‘For Good’ to close the evening.

Wicked officially opened in 20013 at the Gershwin Theatre on Broadway. It won won 3 Tony Awards in 2004– Best Actress for Idina Menzel  Menzel, Best Scenic Design, and Best Costume Design.

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