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Theater Gone Wrong: In Wicked, Kristin Chenoweth Watched the Spotlight Shine on the Audience

Broadway's original Glinda tells a

More often than not, audience members are eager to stay out of the spotlight. But, as Kristin Chenoweth remembers from her run as Glinda in Wicked, there wasn't any other choice. When parts of the show's lighting system malfunctioned, it gave a certain section of the crowd in the Gershwin Theatre an unexpected starring role in this now-classic musical. As Chenoweth remembered during a rehearsal of her new concert My Love Letter to Broadway, all she could do was sit back and laugh.