Watch Idina in “A Very Wicked Halloween”!

Idina Menzel celebrated the 15th anniversary of Wicked by reuniting with Kristin Chenoweth in a new NBC special “A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway”. If you missed “A Very Wicked Halloween”, you can stream it now on NBC.com!

I actually got the attend the taping, which was a DREAM COME TRUE. It meant so much to me to be there. I became a fan of Idina’s after I saw Wicked in 2010. I absolutely loved the show and bought the cast album, and of course, that led me straight to Idina and her music and the rest is history! I’ve listened to countless hours of her music (and Wicked!), attended dozens of her shows and traveled thousands of miles to see her. It’s cliche, but Wicked absolutely changed my life “For Good”!

Idina hosted the show with Kristin and also performed. First, Idina performed “Defying Gravity” which you can watch above. To wrap things up, Idina and Kristin performed “For Good” with generations of Elphabas and Glindas. That was a very moving performance to watch live and on TV! Watch that here:

Idina and Josh Groban Sing “Lullaby” To Benefit Families Separated At The Border

Idina Menzel is featured on a new album, Singing You Home – Children’s Songs for Family Reunification, that will benefit organizations (RAICES and ASTEP) helping to reunite and support families separated at the border. Idina duets with Josh Groban on a beautiful ballad, Lullaby. If you are lucky enough to catch Idina and Josh on tour, you will be treated to a performance of this beautiful song!

Billboard exclusively premiered the track, which is available now digitally. Hard copies of the album are not being sold to maximize proceeds to the cause and all artists, including Idina, donated their time. Stream or download Lullaby and Singing You Home here!

 

Singing You Home Track List

1. “Arrorró Mi Niño” – Laura Benanti & Isabella Preston

2. “Singing You Home” – Audra McDonald & Jason Robert Brown (a new song written by Jason Robert Brown for the album)

3. “Cielito Lindo” – Lin-Manuel Miranda & Mandy Gonzalez

4. “Lullaby” – Josh Groban & Idina Menzel (written by Josh Groban, Dave Matthews & Jochem Van Der Saag)

5. “Beautiful Dreamer” – Kristin Chenoweth (written by Stephen Foster)

6. “Si Pudiera Leer Tus Sueños” – Cynthia Erivo (written by Luis Pescetti & Maria Pien)

7. “Twinkle Twinkle” – Ingrid Michaelson & Ana Villafañe

Idina Promotes A Very Wicked Halloween!

A Very Wicked Halloween press was released today! There’s a ton, so I’ll jump right in! I’ll update over the next few days as interviews are released, as well.

First up, Idina reunited with Kristin Chenoweth for an interview on TODAY, which you can watch above.

Idina also spoke with Billboard, reflecting on the show. I really loved this part in particular:

“For a performer, there’s no greater gift than being able to hold the microphone out and to have these young kids, women and men singing along with you to this song because it means something to them, because it speaks for them and it’s helped them through some time in their life.”

Print interviews: Variety, TV Insider, PEOPLE, TodayTix, AP

Video Interviews: Broadway.com, TheaterMania, BroadwayWorld, Behind the scenes interview, Entertainment Tonight, Throwback interview with NY1 On Stage, iHollywood, E! News #1, E News #2, Playbill, NY1, The Morning Blend

A Very Wicked Halloween airs on Monday, October 29 at 10 PM on NBC! Photos from the special are below:

Idina To Celebrate Wicked’s 15th On NBC Special

Idina Menzel will reunite with her Wicked co-star, Kristin Chenoweth, to perform and host a new NBC special “A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway” airing Monday, Oct. 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT! This televised concert featuring songs from the blockbuster musical will feature special guest stars like Ariana Grande, Pentatonix, and the current Broadway cast to help celebrate the music and the magic of the show.

“‘Wicked’ is a blockbuster musical playing all over the world and still selling out night after night after 15 years on Broadway, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Emmy and Tony-winning producer Marc Platt and the entire ‘Wicked’ team to celebrate the enduring success of this show,” said Doug Vaughan, Executive Vice President, Special Programs and Late Night, NBC Entertainment, in a release. “We’re especially excited to have Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth reunited along with big guest stars in front of an audience – in costume hopefully – to help us celebrate the Halloween season.”

The show will tape at New York’s Marquis Theatre. No word yet on whether or not tickets will be sold.

This is incredibly exciting for me, and I’ve been hoping for something like this since I first saw ‘Wicked’ and became a fan of Idina’s so many years ago! Idina and ‘Wicked’ changed my life and I know so many of you feel the same way!