So remember that time when, during my Elphaba debut, I broke the broom right before the end of "Defying Gravity"? As luck would have it, a very generous special effects higher-up heard my story, took pity on me, and decided to let me keep part of the broken broom! Behold! The top half of my Elphaba broom!
According to my calculations, this is the very same prop broom that has been used since WICKED's opening in Los Angeles three years ago, having passed through the greenified hands of such Elphaba greats as Eden Espinosa, Teal Wicks, Vicki Noon and others! If you look closely, you'll find green pigmentation stuck in the wood's grooves, that, presumably, is from the green makeup painted on Elphaba's hands:
Even better, the special effects coordinator man, named Chic, likened my miraculous first flight to the Miracle on the Hudson, and included in his package to me the following notes (click to enlarge):
Special thanks to our head props dude, Kyle, for passing along these wonderful goodies! As you'd probably guess, said souvenirs will be displayed proudly over my fireplace, except I don't have a fireplace, and since I am New York-based, I probably never will.