A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway (2018)

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A celebration of the 15th anniversary of “Wicked” on Broadway. This televised concert features songs from the blockbuster musical hit and showcase a cavalcade of special guest stars to help celebrate the music and the magic of the show that tells the story of what happened in Oz before Dorothy dropped in.

"A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway" is a televised show unique that aired on NBC in October 2018 to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the cherished Broadway musical "Wicked". The show pays homage to the cultural effect of "Wicked", which informs the story of the witches of Oz before Dorothy's arrival, with a specific concentrate on the relationship in between Elphaba, who would become the Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda, the Good Witch of the North. The performance features performances by the original cast members, in addition to star visitors, all commemorating the musical's withstanding tradition.

Summary of "Wicked"
"Wicked" is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman, based upon the unique by Gregory Maguire. The story provides a parallel narrative to L. Frank Baum's traditional "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", reimagining it through the point of views of Glinda and Elphaba. The musical explores styles such as relationship, acceptance, and the nature of excellent and wicked. Because its debut in 2003, "Wicked" has turned into one of the most commercially successful and popular musicals of perpetuity, winning several Tony Awards and fascinating audiences worldwide.

The Celebration
The tv unique "A Very Wicked Halloween" was hosted by the initial Elphaba, Idina Menzel, and the initial Glinda, Kristin Chenoweth, who both went back to the phase to perform songs from the show. The unique recorded the excitement of the anniversary occasion, which featured a mix of nostalgia and celebration. In addition to Menzel and Chenoweth's performances, a number of celebrity artists and "Wicked" alumni joined the homage, providing their own unique handles the musical's classic songs.

Performances and Guest Appearances
One of the highlights of the special was Menzel's effective rendition of "Defying Gravity", the showstopping number that has ended up being synonymous with Elphaba's character and a signature tune for Menzel herself. Chenoweth charmed the audience with her performance of "Popular", bringing back her shimmering representation of Glinda.

Furthermore, the performance consisted of efficiencies by Ariana Grande, who sang "The Wizard and I", sealing her status as a popular fan of the musical. The a cappella group Pentatonix brought a modern twist to "What Is This Feeling?" showcasing their vocal harmonies. Adam Lambert and Ledisi joined forces for a stirring duet of "As Long As You're Mine", showing the music's adaptability and broad appeal.

The unique likewise acknowledged the ensemble and included numerous cast members who have actually belonged to "Wicked" throughout the years. The program's ensemble carried out "One Short Day", a song that commemorates the enjoyment and wonder of the Emerald City. Additionally, the existing Broadway cast at the time joined the original stars on stage, signifying the continuous legacy of "Wicked" and its place in Broadway history.

Legacy and Impact
"A Very Wicked Halloween" not just celebrated the musical's turning point anniversary however also highlighted the long-lasting impact "Wicked" has actually had on its fans and the wider cultural landscape. Through the unique, audiences might see the depth of talent, heartfelt performances, and the effective themes that have actually kept "Wicked" appropriate for fifteen years. The program functioned as both a classic journey for those who have actually loved the show considering that its inception and an intro to new fans excited to experience the magic of "Wicked".

As "A Very Wicked Halloween" concluded, it enhanced the message that "Wicked" is even more than just a musical; it is a phenomenon that has motivated millions with its story of relationship, durability, and the understanding that people can be changed for the better due to the fact that of each other, echoing the popular lyrics from the show's touching ballad, "For Good."

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