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something wicked this way comes?!....mark your calendars: NBC 'Wicked' special set for Halloween.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 27, 2018 09:21AM
.....on NBC.....will reunite Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth..........set for Monday, October 29 at 10 pm ET/PT........


NBC Treats Halloween Season With Broadway ‘Wicked’ Concert

....NBC’s love affair with Broadway isn’t limited to Christmas and Easter seasons: just in time for trick or treat, the network will broadcast A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway, a concert-style special of songs and stars from the stage hit about life in Oz pre-Dorothy.

The special, reuniting original stars Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, is set for Monday, October 29 at 10pm ET/PT.

“Wicked is a blockbuster musical playing all over the world and still selling out night after night after 15 years on Broadway,” said said Doug Vaughan, Executive Vice President, Special Programs and Late Night, NBC Entertainment, “and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Emmy and Tony-winning producer Marc Platt and the entire Wicked team to celebrate the enduring success of this show.”

He continued: “We’re especially excited to have Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth reunited along with big guest stars in front of an audience – in costume hopefully – to help us celebrate the Halloween season.”

Additional guest performers, with more to be announced, include Ariana Grande, Pentatonix and the current Broadway company of Wicked.

Unlike the network’s presentations of Jesus Christ Superstar In Concert or the upcoming Hair Live!, the Wicked special will be taped at Broadway’s Marquis Theater. It’s produced by the original Wicked team, including Marc Platt, with Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner of White Cherry Entertainment. Weiss will direct.

Among the songs made famous by the wildly successful Broadway musical (based on the fantasy novel by Gregory Maguire) are “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good.” The musical won three Tony Awards, a Grammy Award, made stars of both Menzel and Chenoweth and has raked in more than $4.6 billion in global sales.

Wicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. The production is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento. Wicked is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.



in case you missed them when they were in the original cast on Broadway...........?!



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Re: something wicked this way comes?!....mark your calendars: NBC 'Wicked' special set for Halloween.....
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: September 27, 2018 09:36AM
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a concert-style special of songs and stars from the stage hit

If it was the play, I'd be excited... this is just a bunch of singers with no storyline.



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Re: something wicked this way comes?!....mark your calendars: NBC 'Wicked' special set for Halloween.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 27, 2018 09:38AM
....yes, it also will be pre-taped [ not live ]......JLo in 'Bye Bye Birdie' was repeatedly delayed because of her busy schedule.....they should have just recast......


.....it is concert style but hoping they will at least do scenes in costumes.......



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Re: something wicked this way comes?!....mark your calendars: NBC 'Wicked' special set for Halloween.....
Posted by: 3d
Date: September 27, 2018 09:49AM
Wicked at Gershwin Theatre (NYC) was pretty good.
But the seats were smaller than airplane seating.
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Re: something wicked this way comes?!....mark your calendars: NBC 'Wicked' special set for Halloween.....
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 27, 2018 12:28PM
this is just a bunch of singers with no storyline.

Which pretty much describes just about every music concert— ever.




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Re: something wicked this way comes?!....mark your calendars: NBC 'Wicked' special set for Halloween.....
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: September 27, 2018 12:46PM
These 'singers' are absolute top of the profession talents. Worth seeing whether it's in the show or in concert.
Plus, as mentioned above, they are the original stars, Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth.



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Re: something wicked this way comes?!....mark your calendars: NBC 'Wicked' special set for Halloween.....
Posted by: billb
Date: September 27, 2018 01:54PM
Why would anyone think something billed as "Wicked Concert" and a Musical Event would be anything but a "concert" and a musical event ?

probably won't have any lip-syncing or taped accompaniment either ..



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Posted by: Racer X
Date: September 28, 2018 06:23PM
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RAMd®d
this is just a bunch of singers with no storyline.

Which pretty much describes just about every music concert— ever.

Nope. Styx:Caught in the Act tour. Was a "Killroy Was Here" full play production. I have one of the original 5000 VHS copies ever made. Remastered and released on DVD in 2011



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