Universal has just announced that a Wicked movie has been given the green light for 2019.
Having hit New York's Broadway stages back in 2003, Wicked has gone on to become one of the most successful stage musicals of all-time with show selling out hundreds of performances. Wicked, which is based off Gregory Maguire's novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, tells the Wicked Witch's story from the original Wizard of Oz. With the play's music and lyrics composed by Stephen Schwartz, Wicked has gone on both nation and international tours with the play collecting thousands of diehard fans.
As the original Broadway production starred Idina Menzel as the play's lead Elphaba and Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda, the play racked up 10 Tony nominations in 2004. Two of those nominations were for Best Actress as both Idina and Kristin were recognized with Idina ultimately winning the coveted award.
Published: 17/06/2016 08:22:32