Broadway is back into the spotlight after months away from the stage.
“Wicked” stars Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel reunited on Sunday evening during the CBS special “Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!” to dazzle with a duet 18 years in the making.
Chenoweth, 53, and Menzel, 50, graced the theater stage to sing the one of the iconic musical’s many hits, “For Good.”
The longtime pals and co-stars starred in the production when it first opened on Broadway in October 2003. Chenoweth, Menzel and Joel Grey originated the roles of Glinda, Elphaba and the Wizard.
For the pair’s set, Chenoweth rocked a bright hot pink tulle dress, while Menzel wore a long sleek black dress. The two previously came together for a 2016 gala honoring “Wicked” producer David Stone and during NBC’s “A Very Wicked Halloween” special back in 2018.
The “Frozen” singer’s former “Rent” co-stars Anthony Rapp, 49, and Adam Pascal, 50, immediately followed the performance with a rendition of “What You Own” from their Jonathan Larson-penned show.
The “West Wing” star’s turn as Glinda lasted until July 2004, while Menzel stayed on as Elphaba until January 2005.
New York City’s eclectic Broadway district opened its doors again on Sept. 14 after a very long off season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Theaters are now open at 100% capacity. Shows such as “Hamilton,” “Wicked,” “The Lion King” and “Chicago” returned this month.
“When Broadway is up and running, it says so much about New York City,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said about the reopening during a press conference. “Tonight, some of the biggest shows in Broadway come back.
“You can feel the life of the city coming back all the time,” the mayor continued. “That’s going to be great for the life and energy of the city, great for the jobs.”