Kristin Chenoweth has always been popular. But during Broadway’s reopening of Wicked on Sept. 14, she gained a new fan: Savannah Guthrie‘s 7-year-old daughter, Vale.
After being closed for a year and a half due to the coronavirus pandemic, the show finally reopened to some very excited theatergoers. Tony winner Kristin, who played Glinda in the original production, sang a few bars from the musical’s number “For Good” for the little lady in front of the Gershwin Theatre. Savannah and Hoda Kotb, who were covering the event for Today, also appeared to be moved by the performance.
They weren’t the only ones Kristin enchanted on this magical night. The actress also surprised fans by making an onstage appearance and reminding them, “There’s no place like home.”
“OG Glinda bringing down the house at #Wicked opening night—and stopping to serenade my little girl,” Savannah, who is also mom to 4-year-old son Charley, wrote on Instagram alongside footage from the evening @kchenoweth—we have been changed for good!!!”
In addition to meeting Kristin, Vale met Ginna Claire Mason and Lindsay Pearce, who play Glinda and fellow main character Elphaba in the current Broadway production.