A feature film adaptation of the blockbuster Broadway musical Wicked is heading to theaters. WOW! What a great news! As it became known, the premiere is scheduled for December 2021. Universal Pictures, thanks, we are looking forward to it.
Wicked games became a favorite musical for many people
Starting from 2003, it runs continuously on Broadway. The musical shows the friendship between the witches Glinda and Elphaba, aka the Wicked Witch of the West. It is a revisionist take on The Wizard of Oz.
Wicked is the second-highest grossing show in Broadway history
Broadway musical Wicked got $1 billion in total grosses in 2016. Only The Lion King has made more. Idina Menzel even got a Tony Award in 2004 for her performance as Elphaba.
The musical has become popular outside the US
Theatres of Great Britain, Australia, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, and South Korea were inspired by Wicked and made their version of the musical. It became very popular and one of the most visited events.
Long-awaited screen version
Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) will be the director of the film adaptation. Winnie Holzman (My So-Called Life) will write the script. Stephen Schwartz (Godspell) will be responsible for music in the movie.
Wicked fans did not leave this event without attention
Hundreds of people immediately responded to the news on Twitter. As we can see, Broadway musical Wicked fans are waiting for the film adaptation with great impatience. The musical is a real legend.
Everybody loves wizards
People simply could not hold their joy at such a wonderful event. Do you also love wizards like we do? It remains to wait for the premiere and to buy tickets in advance.
Is everyone happy with the news?
The fact that the film adaptation is finally heading to theaters is really good news. But how is it possible to wait for it? Two years term is so loooong! Do you agree?
Some twitter users show rather strange emotions
We do not know who will be starring in who will be starring unknown
Wicked fans did not lose their head and immediately created jokes about the actors who can appear in the lead roles of the musical. Do you also have options? Do not be shy!
It is hard to ignore that Ariana Grande's new album had just dropped.
Wicked musical fans and Ariana Grande’s fans immediately noticed the fact that Ariana Grande's new album had just dropped. Is it coincidence or not? What do you think? Twitter users think that the connection clearly exists.
Will Ariana Grande be in the film adaptation?
Ariana Grande's fans want to see her in the film adaptation, because she was so beautiful in the musical. What will be the decision of the Universal Pictures? We probably will not know very soon.
Ariana Grande is a big Wicked fan
We all know that Ariana Grande is a true fan of Wicked. The singer performed the song The Wizard and I from the show just last year. And it was so great!