THINK OF IT AS PERSONALITY DIALYSIS: Wicked debuted on Broadway ten years ago tonight, and you'll never guess which number topped Vulture's ranking of its songs.
From Ben Brantley's decidedly mixed 10-31-03 review: "The talented Ms. Menzel will no doubt dazzle audience members whose musical tastes run to soft-rock stations. But for aficionados of the American musical, it's Ms. Chenoweth who's the real thing, melding decades of performing traditions into something shiny and new. Wicked does not, alas, speak hopefully for the future of the Broadway musical. Ms. Chenoweth, on the other hand, definitely does."