14 Of The Biggest Broadway Disasters

 14. Wicked (Idina Menzel incident)

Anyone and everyone who’s a theatre fan knows the tale of Elphaba and her BFF Galinda, who were played in the original Wicked run by Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth respectively. The show has gone on to become one of the most successful in musical theatre history. But it did have its share of disasters. In Menzel’s penultimate performance as Elphaba in January 8, 2005, she fell through a trap door and broke a lower rib during the iconic scene where the Wicked Witch of the West melts. She was unable to perform in her final show the following day, though she did make a special appearance in her street clothes and performed her final song.
 14. Wicked (Idina Menzel incident)