Monday, January 10, 2005
Drama on Idina Menzel's Final Weekend in "Wicked"
Luckily there was a chorus girl who had, no lie, learned the entire role and was able to go on for Christine with only about 24 hours preparation. (This was back before they were quite as thorough about having understudies.)
Well, trap doors are apparently a problem in even the most professional, modern theatres in the world.
Idina Menzel, Tony-winning star of "Wicked", fell down a trap door shaft in what was supposed to be her penultimate performance as Elphaba, breaking a rib!
Many people had paid hundreds of dollars to see her final performance the next day, so she made the effort to come onstage in the last minutes of the performance, sing a bit and take a curtain call with her castmates.
It's quite a story.
Shorter recap of story that doesn't require subscription.
<3 - Nicole