Depraved, the wildly profitable Broadway musical that made international stars of its leads Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, is lastly heading to the large display. Set to play Glinda the Good Witch and Elphaba, the Depraved Witch of the West? None aside from Grammy-winning famous person Ariana Grande, and Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award recipient Cynthia Erivo.
The pair revealed the information with matching Instagram posts, that includes the flowers they’d exchanged and footage of them FaceTiming one another. “Thank goodness,” wrote Grande, referencing the identify of the tune that opens the musical’s second act. In the meantime, Erivo quoted Glinda, writing, “Pink goes good with inexperienced” (a nod to Glinda’s favourite shade and the emerald hue of Elphaba’s pores and skin).
It’s been a very long time coming for followers who’ve been hoping for a movie model of the witches’ exploits within the land of Oz: The challenge first entered improvement in 2004, not lengthy after the present’s debut. Composer Stephen Schwartz, who penned the unique music and lyrics, and Winnie Holzman, who wrote the dialogue, will collaborate on the screenplay, whereas three-time Oscar nominee Marc Platt will produce. Within the director’s chair is Jon M. Chu, who helmed the mega hit Loopy Wealthy Asians and proved his capability to take a beloved musical seamlessly from stage to display earlier this 12 months with the joyous Within the Heights.
Manufacturing is predicted to start in the summertime of 2022 within the U.Ok. Till then, revisit Grande’s rendition of “The Wizard and I”—carried out dwell as a part of a TV particular marking Depraved’s fifteenth anniversary in 2018—and recall when, virtually a decade in the past, she tweeted about desirous to play Glinda sooner or later in her life. Some desires, it appears, actually do come true.