Broadway favorite and Tony winner Idina Menzel stopped by The Kelly Clarkson Show August 10 to talk about a special return visit to Broadway's Wicked—in the audience. Menzel was recently in New York with her 12-year-old son and his basketball team and decided to take the whole group to the show that earned her a 2004 Tony Award for creating the high-flying role of Elphaba.
"They were riveted," says Menzel. "They just sat there the whole time. They were just so into it." Watch the full appearance above.
Wicked features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman and is based on the novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire.
Since opening October 30, 2003, the musical has been performed in over 100 cities in 16 countries. In October 2019, the international hit musical surpassed Les Misérables to become the fifth longest-running production in Broadway history.