Why 'A Very Wicked Halloween' Was Musical Theater TV at Its Best

Ariana Grande
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Ariana Grande performs during 'A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway' airing on Oct. 29, 2018.

On Monday night, NBC delivered an early Halloween treat to Broadway fans with A Very 'Wicked' Halloween, a special in honor of the beloved musical's 15th anniversary hosted by its two original stars, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel. It was an evening of belting (Adam Lambert's ad libs!), emoting (Kristin's adorable tears!), and of course "Defying Gravity" (yes, Idina's still got those top notes) -- and one that naturally required deep analysis on the Billboard on Broadway podcast.

For this week's earlier-than-usual episode, host Rebecca Milzoff breaks down the best of the broadcast with two special guests: Billboard's Pop Shop Podcast hosts -- and fellow Wicked fans -- Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson.

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