Photo Flash: Cast of WICKED Performs on 'Today'
The cast of Broadway's Wicked appeared on yesterday's TODAY show on NBC to mark the 10 year anniversary of the musical's successful run on the Great White Way. Below, check out photos from the performance of "What Is This Feeling" featuring Lindsay Mendez as Elphaba, and Alli Mauzey as Glinda.
The blockbuster musical, Wicked, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on Broadway tonight, October 30, a milestone achieved by only ten other Broadway productions in history. The creative team and many of the musical's previous cast members will celebrate Wicked's first decade with a special performance, followed by a company party.
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, 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 Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt andDavid Stone.
Winner of over 50 major awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, Wicked is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Wicked tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.
On Broadway, Wicked currently stars Lindsay Mendez as Elphaba, Alli Mauzey as Glinda, Carol Kaneas Madame Morrible,Tom McGowan as The Wizard, Derek Klena as Fiyero, Catherine Charlebois as Nessarose, John Schiappaas Dr. Dillamond, and Michael Wartella as Boq.
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.com/wicked. For more information, visit www.wickedthemusical.com. Wicked is performed at the Gershwin Theatre, 222 West 51st Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue.
Photo credit: Peter Kramer/NBC
The cast of "Wicked"