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Thesp back to ‘Wicked’ ways

Menzel wings to Blighty tuner

Idina Menzel is going green one more time.

Thesp will reprise her Tony-winning perf as the emerald-skinned Elphaba in the London incarnation of “Wicked” this fall.

Menzel has garnered hordes of fans from her stint in the original cast of the show, which follows the witch-centric back story of “The Wizard of Oz.”

Playing the misunderstood green girl who becomes the Wicked Witch of the West, she appeared opposite Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda the Good Witch. (Chenoweth was among the nominated thesps Menzel bested to score the Tony.)

Menzel also was an original cast member of “Rent” and recently appeared in the film version of that tuner.

“Wicked” became the top-grossing show on Broadway soon after it opened in October 2003, and has remained at the head of the class ever since. The show raked in a hefty $1,454,174 for the week ending April 16.

With tunes by Stephen Schwartz (“Pippin”) and a book by Winnie Holzman (“My So-Called Life”), “Wicked” did not win the best musical Tony — “Avenue Q” scored an upset victory — but it won design trophies for sets and costumes.

The West End production of “Wicked” begins performances Sept. 7 for a Sept. 27 opening.

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