'A Very Wicked Halloween' Special to Feature Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel and More

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Kristin Chenoweth and Ariana Grande arrive at the "Hairspray Live!" Press Junket at the Universal Lot on Nov. 16, 2016 in Universal City, Calif.

The concert tribute to the smash Broadway hit 'Wicked' will take diehard fans back to Oz on Oct. 29.

Broadway blockbuster Wicked is ready to defy gravity again, this time celebrating the show's 15th anniversary since its iconic Broadway debut.

Bringing witching season to NBC, the network announced on Thursday (Sept. 27) the special musical event A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway will air on Oct. 29.

NBC will take viewers back to Oz with a very special Halloween party in the form of a concert tribute, featuring the original cast's Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel -- who will both perform and serve as hosts -- alongside Ariana Grande, Pentatonix, the current Broadway company of Wicked, and more to be announced.

The televised tribute will feature songs from the musical and showcase other special acts to relive and celebrate the magic of the show, honoring the lasting cultural impact of the play. 

 

“‘Wicked’ is a blockbuster musical playing all over the world and still selling out night after night after 15 years on Broadway. We’re thrilled to be partnering with producer Marc Platt and the entire Wicked team to celebrate the enduring success of this show,” executive vice president of NBC Doug Vaughan said in a statement.

The special tribute will be aired on NBC on Oct. 29 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.