Entertainment Theater Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel Perform 'Wicked' Duet 18 Years After Broadway Show's Debut Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel originated the roles of Glinda and Elphaba when the musical first premiered on Broadway in October 2003 By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Associate Editor, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 27, 2021 09:39 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Because they know each other, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel have been changed "For Good." On Sunday evening, the former Wicked costars appeared together at the Tony Awards Presents: Broadway's Back event on CBS, where they performed the song "For Good" from the hit award-winning musical. Taking the stage at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City, Chenoweth, 53, and Menzel, 50, stood together before a masked crowd to perform their set. Throughout the emotional performance, the longtime friends held hands at select moments while smiling at each other. They wrapped the duet with a hug. Perhaps inspired by the costumes of their iconic characters, Menzel performed in a black, long-sleeved dress, while Chenoweth wore a bubblegum pink gown. Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel. Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel. Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions Crazy Rich Asians Director Jon M. Chu Set to Helm Wicked Musical Film Adaptation: 'It's Time' Wicked debuted on Broadway in October 2003 with Chenoweth, Menzel and Joel Grey as the original cast members playing Glinda, Elphaba and The Wizard, respectively. The musical is based on the 1995 novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire, and tells the story of Elphaba's life prior to becoming the Wicked Witch of the West from the Judy Garland movie adaptation of the Wizard of Oz. While attending magic school, Elphaba befriends Galinda (who later changes her name to Glinda the Good Witch), only to fall from grace after she discovers the truth behind the Wizard of Oz. Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel in Wicked. Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic The original Broadway production won three Tony Awards and seven Drama Desk Awards, as well as a Grammy Award. A film based on the musical is also currently in pre-production, with In the Heights' Jon M. Chu set to direct. Sunday's set marked one of the few times that Chenoweth and Menzel have reunited to pay tribute to the beloved musical since their final performance in Wicked in 2005. The stars previously reunited for a gala honoring Wicked producer David Stone in 2016 and NBC's A Very Wicked Halloween in 2018.