Cynthia Erivo: And Ariana Grande Will Appear In The Universal Adaptation

November 8, 2021
Cynthia Erivo

why is cat so crazy in victorious Wicked has tracked down its leads. Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande will appear in the Universal adaptation of the blockbuster musical, which will be directed by Jon M.

Chu, who also directed Crazy Rich Asians. Elphaba will be played by Erivo, and Glinda will be played by Grande.

A cinematic adaptation of Wicked has been in the works at Universal since 2004, a year after the Broadway premiere.

The stage musical went on to sell over $1 billion in tickets, making it one of just three shows in history to do so.

Wicked is a retelling of the Wizard of Oz storey, telling of the friendship between the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch, based on Gregory Maguire’s novel.

The Broadway version’s music and lyrics were written by Stephen Schwartz, while the book was written by Winnie Holzman.

Erivo is a two-time Oscar contender for Harriet (2019) and received an Emmy nomination for her role as Aretha Franklin in Genius: Aretha.

She won a Grammy and a Tony Award for The Color Purple, and her first major cinema role was in Bad Times at the El Royale (2018).

Grande is one of the most successful pop artists in the world, with two Grammy Awards and multiplatinum albums to her credit.

She will star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence in Adam McKay’s Netflix drama Don’t Look Up.

On Nickelodeon’s Victorious and its sequel, Sam & Cat, she got her acting debut at a young age.

Both celebrities announced the news on their Instagram pages. In the United Kingdom, production is planned to begin in the summer.

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