The original stars of Wicked are reuniting to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Broadway spin-off based on The Wizard of Oz.
Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, who originated the roles of Elphaba and Glinda in the musical, will appear in an NBC special tribute that’ll premiere two nights before Halloween:
— Playbill (@playbill) September 27, 2018
Wicked has a passionate cult following, and fans are PUMPED about the special:
I’m actually quaking tho
— Lames™️ (@Nikki15546706) September 28, 2018
Saw Wicked on Broadway in NY two weeks ago during my 1st trip & LOVED it..
— Michelle (@ElleMLyLa) September 27, 2018
— Edward Sanchez (@edwardistheman) September 27, 2018
BEST NEWS EVER
— RonnieTheOneandOnly (@LDHFab40) September 27, 2018
Looks like Ariana Grande will make a special performance as well:
She got it! Her childhood dream! Hoping this will make her feel a lot better! Get Well Soon Ari and see you soon! pic.twitter.com/FRc1hGfgca
— Aaron (@AaronArianaArmy) September 27, 2018
HOW DO WE GET TICKETS I NEED TO BE THERE
— Jessica (@fallinlovatox) September 27, 2018
Apparently there will be plenty of surprise appearances:
Fellow Ozians—it’s official. The 10/29 #Wicked15 Anniversary Concert on @nbc will feature @IdinaMenzel, @KChenoweth, @PTXOfficial, & @ArianaGrande! Stay tuned for more info & thrillifying surprises! @TODAYshow #Wicked
— Wicked the Musical (@WICKED_Musical) September 27, 2018
Beyond excited!! pic.twitter.com/LZOclHsCNY
— Princess1Cyndi (@CyndiPrincess1) September 27, 2018
Already been dying at this!!!! How amazing is it??? All my faves
— Helen Lawlor (@helenlawlor_) September 28, 2018
Fans worldwide can’t wait for the special — if they can watch it:
OMG Please day this will air in the U.K.
— Aaren Vanjje Butland (@Aarenland) September 27, 2018
Hi could you please tell us if this will be aired in the UK? We British Ozians want to celebrate too!
— Aimee Talbot (@Bunnyaimee) September 27, 2018
Fans will have to wait a month to return to Oz, but this special demonstrates how enduring the love for Wicked has been over the last 15 years. I’m sure they’ll patiently wait in Kansas until then.