Idina Menzel and Talia Suskauer

Watch Now: Idina Menzel Surprises Broadway’s New Elphaba Talia Suskauer

It was recently announced that Talia Suskauer will take over as Broadway’s favorite green girl in Wicked, beginning this month at the Gershwin Theatre. Suskauer stopped by The Kelly Clarkson Show with her vocal coach Craig Wich, who went viral for his reaction to the news of Suskauer joining Wicked on Broadway, and received a surprise visit from Broadway’s original Elphaba, Tony Award winner Idina Menzel.

Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” Time Magazine cheers, “if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of Wicked, Broadway really would be a magical place.”

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