Get ready to head back to the land of Oz. NBC just announced it will celebrate the 15th anniversary of Wicked by airing a special tribute concert. The Broadway smash’s original dynamic duo, Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, will reprise their roles of Elphaba and Glinda to perform a couple numbers. Obviously, expect a duet of “Defying Gravity.”
“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,” said Doug Vaughan, Executive Vice President, Special Programs and Late Night, NBC Entertainment in a press release. “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.”
The telecast will also include special guests. Ariana Grande and Pentatonix have already been named with more expected to be announced in the future.
A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway is set to air on Monday, October 29 at 10pm. Watch the announcement below.
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Fellow Ozians—it’s official. Our anniversary concert on @nbc, “A Very #Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years On #Broadway,” will feature @IdinaMenzel, @KChenoweth, @PTXofficial, and @ArianaGrande! This is only the beginning—stay tuned for more info and thrillifying surprises! @todayshow #Wicked15