https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/NBC-Will-Broadcast-WICKED-Concert-to-Celebrate-15th-Anniversary-20180927 THIS IS SO EXCITING!!
smidge said: "So now the question is how to get into the taping!"My first thought after I read the article
I really hope this doesn't mean we're going to have to sit through Ariana Grande singing Defying Gravity.
NBC frequently uses https://1iota.com/ and http://on-camera-audiences.com/ so I would keep an eye out there.
BwayLB said: "Now that is something I am setting on my DVR. Should be awesome especially when we got Elsa and Maleficebt co hosting. Disney joke intended"How would it have not been intended?
Can we asume that Grande will be playing Elphaba in the movie version??
My question is why are they using the Marquis Theater, when they can either film it at an actual concert hall, or use the Gershwin? Considering the set of Wicked (By Set I mean the Dragon Clock setup and bubble), is on par with Phantom's chandelier or Miss Saigon's Helicopter I wonder what they are going to do for a set.
bdn223 said: "My question is why are they using the Marquis Theater, when they can either film it at an actual concert hall, or use the Gershwin? Considering the set of Wicked (By Set I mean the Dragon Clock setup and bubble), is on par with Phantom's chandelier or Miss Saigon's HelicopterI wonder what they are going to do for a set."From what I understood it's not going to be a concert of the whole show, and there's not going to be a set. It's simply a ~90 min TV special with selections from the show sung by various artists.
Plus, filming/taping this and getting it rehearsed will interfere with the reality that WICKED is currently playing at the Gershwin Theatre and still performing 8 times a week. The Marquis Theatre is vacant right now so they can set-up cameras and equipment and leave them there until after fllming/taping unlike at the Gershwin Theatre where they would have to remove everything every day due to WICKED performances.
Beyond excited for this! Really hope I can grab a ticket to see this live. I think it's almost safe to assume that Ariana will have some involvement in the film version. She'd be perfect for Glinda, rather than Elphaba.
The background oos and aaahs in this announcement video is making me LMAO. They're so cheesy - https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/NBC-Will-Broadcast-WICKED-Concert-to-Celebrate-15th-Anniversary-20180927 I didn't care for Ariana's Penny Pingleton much. She was serviceable in what should have been a much more memorable role. Galinda is a beast. Don't think she's right for the part, but what do I know. I'm just a crazy theater lover.
Arianna would be a decent choice for Nessarose at a push but she shouldn't ever come close to playing either Glinda or Elphaba.
kofler22 said: "Can we asume that Grande will be playing Elphaba in the movie version??"I think she has just been incredibly vocal about her love for the show but that doesn't translate to a casting. Also, I'm really in favor of them casting an unknown, rather than her or (who many people have dreamt cast but PLEASE NO) Lea Michele. Just because people are talented, have a Broadway/performance background, does not mean they are right for a role. I'm praying neither of them are in this. Of course I want them to have work, but there's other things they can do.
well. there goes wicked live as the next nbc musical out the window.
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