Seventeen years after they final starred in ‘Wicked’ on Broadway collectively, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel reunited to carry out a quantity from the present on the 2021 Tony Awards.
Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth introduced the home down with their efficiency on the 2021 Tony Awards on Sept. 26. Although the present was meant to honor Broadway performs and musicals from 2019/2020, Kristin and Idina threw it again to the early 2000s by reprising their roles in Wicked for a efficiency of “For Good.” Both women seemed and sounded unbelievable as they belted out the notes to the present’s feel-good tune with out lacking a beat.
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Kristin and Idina had been each a part of the unique forged of Wicked when the present opened in 2003. Kristin stayed in her position as Glinda till July 2004, whereas Idina remained on as Elphaba till Jan. 2005. Wicked remains to be operating on Broadway to this present day and has seen lots of different stars in its main roles since then, however these two have confirmed that they nonetheless have what it takes! Both Idina and Kristin had been nominated for Tony Awards in 2004 for his or her roles in Wicked, however Idina edged out her co-star to take residence the Lead Actress in a Musical honor that yr.
The 2021 Tony Awards had been particularly an enormous deal as a result of the truth that Broadway only in the near past re-opened after being shut down for 18 months amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Kristin was really on-hand at Wicked’s re-opening present on Sept. 14. The actress addressed the viewers earlier than the beginning of the present, and she or he acquired a standing ovation for her speech and fast look. Meanwhile, this yr’s Tonys had been initially set to happen in June 2020, however had been rescheduled to over a yr later as a result of COVID.
Kristin and Idina’s efficiency was only one reunion from the large evening. Rent co-stars Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal additionally carried out collectively, together with Ragtime’s Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell. Several members from the forged of Hairspray, together with Marissa Jaret Winokur and Matthew Morrison, additionally obtained again collectively to carry out “You Can’t Stop The Beat” on the present.