Tuesday, March 11, 2008

MD Poll: Wicked Face Off

The battle of the Broadway divas in the latest MD Poll came down to a close race between, in Wicked terms, the "green" and the "good".

Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, the original co-stars of the stage musical back story of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good, were neck and neck in the voting. But, just as Idina triumphed at the Tony Awards, the former Elphaba topped out our poll with over 24%. However, Kristin's 21% ain't too shabby either, and it don't take a mathematician to see that the Wicked ladies together scored nearly half of the total 128 votes.

To honor the two leading leading ladies, Idina will be profiled in this week's Women We Love (later today), with Kristin stepping into the spotlight next Wednesday. In the meantime, see the complete stats for this week's poll in the comments section below, and click here to vote in the latest MD Poll.


  1. Who is your favorite Broadway diva?

    1. Idina Menzel - 24.2%
    2. Kristin Chenoweth - 21.1%
    3. Patti LuPone - 12.5%
    4. Bernadette Peters - 10.9%
    5. Laura Bell Bundy - 7.8%
    6. Christine Ebersole / Audra McDonald - 7.0%
    8. Sherie René Scott - 4.7%
    9. Kerry Butler / Sutton Foster - 2.3%

    128 total votes

  2. I knew Idina was going to be the winner. With Kristin trailing her. Idina has been held in such high esteem after playing Elphaba in Wicked. Personally I think the hype is too much. There have been plenty of great performers to portray Elphie. I guess it's because she was the original. It's undeniable Wicked is still the favorite on broadway--even after 5 years-- & she's become the hottest actress on broadway. I voted for LBB, but I would've voted for practically all of them if I could.


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