At last, we finally have the official casting news for the new Wickedmovie! It was revealed that when the Wicked movie comes out. After years of waiting to see who will portray Broadway’s most popular witch on the screen.
Casting for the Wicked movie
Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande will play Elphaba and Glinda respectively. Known for her celebrity transformation in the Broadway revival version of Color Purple, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony winner Cynthia Erivo will play Elphaba. A role played by Idina Menzel in Broadway Musical Wicked.
The Grammy Award-winning pop singer Ariana Grande started performing on Broadway in musical 13. Nickelodeon snatched her for their TV show Victorious. Now one of the biggest pop stars in the world, she will play the role of Glinda, initially played by Kristin Chenoweth. The original stars Menzel and Chenoweth praised the couple on social media.
Jon M. Chu will direct the long-awaited Wicked movie. He directed the recently released In the Heights film adaptation. The original composer Stephen Schwartz will adapt the screenplay with Winnie Holzman. Winnie Holzman wrote the book for the musical, and the musical producer Mark Pratt will produce this movie. Notorious for constantly changing the release date, the official release date of the movie “Evil” has not yet been determined.
Long before Dorothy arrived, there was another young woman with natural emerald-green skin. She was smart, fiery, misunderstood. And possessing extraordinary talents. When she met a very popular blonde girl, their initial rivalry turned into the most unlikely friendship. That is until the world decided to call one “good” and the other “wicked”.
“Time” magazine cheered: “If every musical had the brain, heart, and courage of “Evil”, Broadway would really be a magical place.”
Menzel and Chenoweth
Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth are delighted to see the lives of these two talented ladies have changed dramatically. The original Broadway version of Elphaba and Glinda shared their thoughts on Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande playing their respective roles. Check out their posts below. Specifically, Chenoweth and Grand have known each other since the pop star was 7 years old. When they met backstage for the first time, Tony and the Emmy winner gave her a Grinda wand.
Years later, they collaborated on NBC’s Hairspray Live! He also recorded a duet for Chenoweth’s For The Girls album. Currently, Chenoweth appears as Grande’s mentor because the latter serves as the coach of The Voice.
Credits: playbill.com; broadwaydirect.com
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