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Chenoweth and Menzel to co-host 'Wicked in Concert' PBS special
2021-08-06

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PBS's Wicked in Concert special on Aug. 29 will be co-hosted by the musical's original Broadway stars, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, Deadline reported.

The event is slated to feature performances by Mario Cantone, Gavin Creel, Ariana DeBose, Cynthia Erivo, Stephanie Hsu, Rita Moreno, Jennifer Nettles, Alex Newell, Isaac Powell, Amber Riley, Gabrielle Ruiz and Ali Stroker.

The concert—designed as a celebration of the return of Broadway following the 16-month COVID pandemic shutdown—will air at 9 p.m. ET on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video App.

This special will feature reimagined, never-before-heard Wicked musical arrangements created by music director and conductor Luke Frazier just for this broadcast, with performances filmed in locations such as Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and New York City.

Wicked, which opened in 2003, is the fifth longest-running show in Broadway history.


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