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THRILLIFYING NEWS: Full casting has been announced for PBS‘ upcoming televised concert special celebrating the music of the Award winning blockbuster WICKED this month!! WE COULDN’T BE HAPPIER to share this WONDERFUL lineup with all of you.
Under the direction of Broadway legend Baayork Lee (Broadway’s original A Chorus Line), the cast of WICKED IN CONCERT will feature an all star cast consisting of …..
Tony Award nominee Mario Cantone,
Tony and Olivier Award winning favorite Gavin Creel,
Tony and Grammy Award winner Cynthia Erivo,
Grammy nominee and Stage and screen favorite Alex Newell,
Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose,
Olivier Award winner and Grammy Award nominee Amber Riley,
EGOT winning legend Rita Moreno,
Grammy Award nominee and Broadway favorite Issac Powell,
Grammy Award winner and Broadway vet Jennifer Nettles,
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Gabrielle Ruiz,
Stage and screen favorite Stephanie Hsu,
Tony Award winner Ali Stroker.
This cast will take center stage to perform promising breathtaking new arrangements of some of your favorite songs from Stephen Schwartz’s legendary Tony nominated and Grammy winning score. You can expect to hear all the favorites from THE WIZARD AND I, POPULAR, I’M NOT THAT GIRL, FOR GOOD, AS LONG AS YOU’RE MINE, NO GOOD DEED, and of course the show’s anthem DEFYING GRAVITY. Performances will be coming to you from New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C.
That’s not all….. this new TV concert will reunite and be hosted by …..WICKED’s original WITCHES OF OZ who started it all themselves…..
Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth (OG “Glinda”),
the show’s Tony Award winning star Idina Menzel (OG “Elphaba’).
Ironically, Chenoweth and Menzel had previously hosted WICKED’s TV concert special A VERY WICKED HALLOWEEN on NBC back in 2018 celebrating the show’s 15th Anniversary. Now they’re back for a 2nd WICKED concert special….. FOR GOOD.
OH WHAT A CELEBRATION it will be from now especially with WICKED making its way back to being performed around the world. Earlier this week, the show’s ongoing National Tour relaunched its run in Dallas, TX.
The Broadway production is set to reopen at the Gershwin Theatre beginning September 14th, 2021…. just in time before its 18th Anniversary. The day afterwards on the 15th, the show’s London company will reopen on the West End at the Apollo Victoria Theatre,.
WICKED IN CONCERT: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF THE ICONIC BROADWAY SCORE will officially air on August 29th, 2021 at 9pm EST. Check your local PBS station!!!
Who is excited?!!!
Mike Haber
Author: Mike Haber