WICKED celebrated its 8th anniversary on Broadway with a special encore performance in the lobby of the Gershwin Theatre. Fans voted -during this last couples of days- for the song to be performed being, with no surprise, “Defying Gravity”. The current Broadway cast and alumni, plus a special appearance by composer Stephen Schwartz, sang this amazing tune.
Chantal Janzen and Willemijn Verkaik sings “‘Voor Goed” (For Good) and “‘Ik Lach Om Zwaartekracht” (Defying Gravity)
Willemijn Verkaik sings Defying Gravity – Live @Birdland featuring Stephen Schwartz on piano.
This video is simply amazing! One of the best ones I’ve ever published on here.
Forme Elphaba stand-by , Feliccia Ricci, give us four singing tips for Defying Gravity and The Wizard and I.
Our beloved Meredith Kaye Clark will be singing ‘Defying Gravity” this Thursday at the Pink at the Brown benefit in Houston, TX.
Pink at the Brown, an evening of short performances benefiting the Pink Ribbons Project, show will also feature artists from Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, the Alley Theatre and Da Camera of Houston as well as guests presented by Society for the Performing Arts and the Gexa Energy Broadway at the Hobby Center serie.
• When : 8 p.m. Thursday
• Where: Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas
• Tickets: $30-$200 (all tickets include champagne and dessert after the show); 713-524-7465.
Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops will kick off the 2011 Spring Pops Season May 11.
A series of concerts will pay tribute to American icons, showcasing such innovators of the American Songbook as Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers and George Gershwin. These concerts will launch with a performance featuring virtuoso multi-instrumentalist Ellis Hall June 3 and 4.
Broadway and the American Songbook, which will be offered June 16-17, will welcome New York Pops conductor Steven Reineke to the Symphony Hall podium. He will be joined by Broadway’s Stephanie J. Block and Julia Murney, who will perform selections from the American Songbook. Audiences can expect such tunes as “Defying Gravity” and “The Wizard and I,” both from the musical Wicked.
Tickets for the 2011 Boston Pops season at Symphony Hall, priced $21-$121, go on sale at 8 AM at http://www.bostonpops.org and 10 AM at (617) 266-1200 on March 21.