Wicked to Release 15th-Anniversary Special Edition of Original Cast Recording
The new release will include four bonus tracks recorded during the NBC special A Very Wicked Halloween, featuring Ariana Grande, Adam Lambert, and more.
Verve/UMe has announced that it will release Wicked: The 15th Anniversary Special Edition, a new 2-CD reissue of the Grammy Award-winning original cast recording that will include four bonus tracks recorded live during the NBC special A Very Wicked Halloween, which aired on October 29, 2018. The special edition will be released on February 8.
The four bonus tracks will include: "The Wizard and I" as covered by Ariana Grande; "What Is This Feeling?," performed by Pentatonix; "As Long as You're Mine," sung by Adam Lambert and Ledisi; and "For Good," performed by Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, joined by a chorus of actresses who have played Elphaba and Glinda.
The special edition is available to preorder here.
Based on the novel of the same name by Gregory Maguire, Wicked is set in the land of Oz and tells the story of young women Glinda and Elphaba, who grow up to become Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West, respectively. Featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman, the production is directed by Joe Mantello, with musical staging by Wayne Cilento.