Because they knew each other, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel have been changed for good.
Chenoweth and Menzel, two Tony-winning Broadway legends, have come together once again to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their groundbreaking musical Wicked.
Menzel and Chenoweth both were in the original Broadway cast for Wicked, with Menzel playing Elphaba, and Chenoweth playing Glinda. Both were nominated for Tonys for Best Actress in a Musical, with Menzel winning the award. While the two had known about each other as actors before, Wicked was their first time working together.
Now, thanks to Vulture, the two icons have reunited for a special photoshoot celebrating the 20th anniversary of the show.
In the photo, the two witches are bathing in bathtubs. Chenoweth’s is full of pink bubbles, with her wand and tiara by the side, and Menzel’s is filled with a green liquid, her broomstick and hat by the tub.
“When Wicked opened on Broadway on October 30, 2003, Chenoweth originated the role of Galinda/Glinda, the perky good witch with hidden insecurities, and Menzel played Elphaba, the outcast turned green wicked witch,” the post’s caption reads. “The first reviews were middling to negative. But there was something in its spectacle, its music, and especially that friendship between Glinda and Elphaba, and hordes of fans, especially young women, began making their way to the Gershwin Theatre, and still do. A whole generation of actresses have succeeded them in those parts onstage and will soon do so onscreen with the long-in-the-works film adaptation.”
“I'm always so proud of what Idina and I laid down,” Chenoweth told Vulture about the musical, which broke ground by starring two female leads. “So many women have done so well in those roles. That means that we did our jobs.”
“We have incredible pride — the good pride, about what we built together and what we were a part of,” Menzel added.