That’s right it has eventually happened we have casting news for the Wicked Movie version that has been talked about for so many years now that I have even lost count. It is one of the most successful and well loved stage musicals of all time, I myself have seen it nine times since first seeing it on Broadway back in 2009. (I even had a truly wonderful birthday cake for my 30th birthday that was Wicked themed). It is a truly fantastic show with so many outstanding songs and along with a good story with some amazing points to it all.
The casting news came as a nice surprise with Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande announced as Elphaba and Glinda respectfully. Other than a few film roles that I have seen Erivo in I don’t really have any extra knowledge around her and with Ariana Grande I haven’t listened to any of her music or have a massive idea about her either, feels like a big risk though but I guess only time will tell.
I have always been curious in how certain scenes and songs will transfer to the screen from stage and manage to keep the magic, given the sheer scale of it all. It just feels like it will be a musical where it can go either brilliant or terrible and I really hope they manage to make it brilliant as it one of my favourite shows ever.
I am now looking forward to casting to follow for the other roles!