Tonight at Wicked. 10th Anniversary and party!

theaternut
Broadway Star
joined:8/4/03


Updated On: 10/30/13 at 08:55 PM
Mrtrobz
Chorus Member
joined:9/16/13
I wonder what will happen at the event. I expect performances from previous cast members and a lot of speeches. I think the time is right for them to announce progressing towards a film venture for the show but I am still in doubt whether they will or not. Here's hoping we get some nice coverage tomorrow of what went on.
VotePeron
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/13
Is it true Idina and Kristen are performing tonight?
Mrtrobz
Chorus Member
joined:9/16/13
They will probably have a song or two to sing after the curtain call or cast party.

Updated On: 10/30/13 at 09:30 PM
blaxx
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/05
As for a return to Oz for Wicked's tenth birthday, Chenoweth will be doing film work in Los Angeles, and Menzel will be in the midst of preparing for the D.C. engagement of the Broadway-bound If/Then, produced by Wicked producer David Stone.

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/183585-The-Untold-Story-of-the-Witches-of-Oz-Idina-Menzel-and-Kristin-Chenoweth-Look-Back-at-Wicked-Ten-Years-Later/pg3?tsrc=rnn
Listen, I don't take my clothes off for anyone, even if it is "artistic". - JANICE
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Happy 10th anniversary to a grand old show!
yr pal,
joey




Blocked so far: suestorm, Master Bates
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Happy 10th anniversary to a grand old show!
yr pal,
joey




Blocked so far: suestorm, Master Bates
Mrtrobz
Chorus Member
joined:9/16/13
Well that's it. Here's to the next ten years. :)

A thank you was given at the end by the cast according to twitter. No word on the party though.

Updated On: 10/30/13 at 10:20 PM
TheatreFan4
Broadway Legend
joined:8/12/09
"WICKED West End & UK Tour Casts Send 10th Anniversary Greeting All The Way To Broadway"

Is it suddenly 1826 again where this little tidbit is even a necessary addendum to the article?
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"Is it true you have Ralph Jr at the bottom of your purse in a jar of formaldehyde?" - Felicia
"No, but I wish I did so I could shove it down your throat!" - Bernadette

"This play is sh*t! This play is sh*t! F*CK YOU TERRENCE MCNALLY!!"- Patti LuPone as an angry theatre goer at 'Master Class'

"Being normal is VASTLY overrated..."
- Aggie Cromwell
WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/04
Just got in and had a great time tonight! The audience was on fire, but totally respectful (no screaming, obnoxious crying, etc like some other shows); it was like being at a rock concert! Lindsay Mendez is a fantastic Elphaba; I'm thrilled I got to see her performance.

Happy 10th anniversary to one of the first shows to truly cultivate my love for musical theater. Here's to many, many more!
Current Avatar: Tony-winner Idina Menzel, delivering a sucker-punch of an 11:00 number, "Always Starting Over," in IF/THEN.
Updated On: 10/31/13 at 12:46 AM
PlayItAgain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/8/11
went last night, what a blast, Lindsey Mendez is a killer Elphaba! and while the show/speech was great after attending other anniversary shows this year (phantom, Avenue Q) this one felt a little underwhelming, Stephen Schwartz was no where in sight, Idina and Kristen were m.i.a no sign of Joel Grey or Ben Vareen or Aaron Tveit or etc. I will say I did see Joe Mantello and chatted with Teal Wicks during the intermission but it just seemed so strange that a lot of folks who really got big off WICKED weren't their for such a big night, I mean how many Broadway shows have made it to ten years? a dozen or so?.
keithp
Featured Actor
joined:4/20/05
Perhaps you didn't mean that Schwarz,Joel Grey,Ben Vereen and even Kristin C "got big off Wicked" but if you did, I'd counter that by saying they were rather big (or at least well known) long before Wicked.
N2N Nate.
Broadway Star
joined:7/11/13
I can't believe it's been 10 years. Feel like more.
So Lauren Bacall me, anything goes! *wink*
mikem
Broadway Legend
joined:8/5/04
For those of you who went tonight, was the only speech by Alli Mauzey and Lindsey Mendez? What did they say? Did any of the creative team go onstage? From photos of the 5th, Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzmann gave the speeches for that performance, but it sounds like they might not even have been there.

And did the performance itself have any unusual elements?
"What was the name of that cheese that I like?" "you can't run away forever...but there's nothing wrong with getting a good head start" "well I hope and I pray, that maybe someday, you'll walk in the room with my heart"