FLASHBACK FRIDAY: BECAUSE HAPPY IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE…. Over the years, the Broadway community has done so much for many lifelong fans who initially had those lifelong dreams of performing on the Great White Way (even just for one night only).
Back in 2005, NBC’s The Today Show teamed up with the Broadway cast of WICKED The Musical part of the morning news and talk show’s LIVING FOR TODAY segment (sharing 50 things what people in this world dream of). They changed the life of one suburban Mom (also a super Broadway fan and dreamer) who got the once in a lifetime opportunity to make her Broadway Debut in a cameo appearance in the Award winning Stephen Schwartz blockbuster hit on the stage of the Gershwin Theatre. The performance was a huge success, THE TODAY SHOW team brought the lucky woman and the WICKED cast the next morning to perform live outside of Studio 1A in Rockefeller Center.
Here is the suburban mom herself named Cathy Shipley along with the cast of WICKED (at the time featuring the 1st replacement Broadway cast Shoshana Bean as “Elphaba” and Tony nominee Jennifer Laura Thompson as “Glinda”) performing the Act 1 favorite and a song perfectly appropriate for a one night only cameo on Broadway…. ONE SHORT DAY.
How THRILLIFYING and WONDERFUL is this experience for this one lucky woman?
The cast of Wicked, featuring Jennifer Laura Thompson and Shoshana Bean were featured on the Today show in NYC in an episode called “Live For Today”. A lucky…
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