I don’t think I need to say much about this video except that it is absolutely the perfect mesh of classic rock and roll mixed with one of the most famous Stephan Shwartz songs from one of his latest musicals Wicked. So what happens when Rock N Roll meets broadway?
Most of the time it forms a show like the Billy Joel Musical Movin on Out or Rock of Ages or the Queen Musical. So what happens when broadway meets Rock N Roll, normally you get shows like Glee who cover songs from Rock N Roll stars like Madonna or Journey and everyonce in a while you get a broadway song that takes on a rock band and creates an instant hit.
The Wicked Rock N Roll version of Defying Gravity is above and beyond amazing. Kerry Ellis does an amazing job as Elphaba and can make her voice not only go from Broadway but also have a Rock N Roll attitude. The remix with the guitars and the drums is also incredible. Then again how could you go wrong with a lead guitarist as famous and fabulous as well he doesn’t need an introduction if you love Rock N Roll and know your bands. Anyways, I heard this version of Defying Gravity last night at EFN Lounge Showtunes Night and had to share it with you all. Here is the Rock N Roll version of Defying Gravity. Please feel free to leave a comment below if you like the video or to click the little green retweet or tweet button in the top right corner to share this video and post with all of your friends on twitter.