Broadway is again into the highlight after months away from the stage.
“Wicked” stars Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel reunited on Sunday night through the CBS particular “Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!” to dazzle with a duet 18 years within the making.
Chenoweth, 53, and Menzel, 50, graced the theater stage to sing the one of many iconic musical’s many hits, “For Good.”
The longtime friends and co-stars starred within the manufacturing when it first opened on Broadway in October 2003. Chenoweth, Menzel and Joel Gray originated the roles of Glinda, Elphaba and the Wizard.
For the pair’s set, Chenoweth rocked a brilliant scorching pink tulle gown, whereas Menzel wore an extended modern black gown. The 2 beforehand got here collectively for a 2016 gala honoring “Wicked” producer David Stone and through NBC’s “A Very Wicked Halloween” particular again in 2018.
The “Frozen” singer’s former “Rent” co-stars Anthony Rapp, 49, and Adam Pascal, 50, instantly adopted the efficiency with a rendition of “What You Own” from their Jonathan Larson-penned present.
The “West Wing” star’s flip as Glinda lasted till July 2004, whereas Menzel stayed on as Elphaba till January 2005.
New York Metropolis’s eclectic Broadway district opened its doorways once more on Sept. 14 after a really lengthy off season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Theaters are actually open at 100% capacity. Exhibits resembling “Hamilton,” “Wicked,” “The Lion King” and “Chicago” returned this month.
“When Broadway is up and running, it says so much about New York City,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said about the reopening throughout a press convention. “Tonight, among the largest exhibits in Broadway come again.
“You can feel the life of the city coming back all the time,” the mayor continued. “That’s going to be great for the life and energy of the city, great for the jobs.”