Wicked - Broadway

“The best musical of the decade.” - Entertainment Weekly

Idina Menzel Departs the Merry Old Land of Oz

Idina Menzel Final Wicked Performance - Joe Mantello
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Wicked director Joe Mantello
hit the stage next, introducing the
lady of the hour...

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As they say on Broadway, the show must go on. So that's exactly what happened at the Gershwin Theatre on January 9, at what was supposed to be the final performance for beloved Wicked leading lady Idina Menzel. Sidelined by an onstage accident the day before that left her with a fractured rib, Menzel passed on performing duties to standby and new star Shoshana Bean for the Sunday matinee. However, Menzel did still make an out-of-costume appearance in the final scenes of the show to the screams and flash bulbs of a theater filled with fans. Visibly moved, Menzel thanked the audience for their support and hugged director Joe Mantello (who gave a moving tribute speech) departing co-star Joey McIntyre and Jennifer Laura Thompson, who plays Glinda. As Thompson said, breaking character from her bubble high above the stage, "Fellow Ozians, I love Idina Me

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Idina Menzel Final Wicked Performance - Joe Mantello - Jennifer Laura Thompson - Idina Menzel
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Idina Menzel Final Wicked Performance - Joey McIntyre
Idina Menzel Final Wicked Performance - Jennifer Laura Thompson - Shoshana Bean
Idina Menzel Final Wicked Performance - Jennifer Laura Thompson
Idina Menzel Final Wicked Performance - Jennifer Laura Thompson - Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel Final Wicked Performance - Joe Mantello
Idina Menzel Final Wicked Performance - Carole Shelley - George Hearn - Jennifer Laura Thompson - Shoshana Bean - Joey McIntyre - Robb Sapp
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