July 15, 2019

‘Wicked’ to Fly Onto Big Screen in 2021

Wicked Original cast photo, 2003

Good news! We found the most “swankified” place in town: A movie theater near you during the holidays in 2021 – when Universal Pictures will FINALLY fly the popular Broadway musical “Wicked” onto the big screen.

The epic musical, about what happened before Dorothy dropped into Oz, just celebrated its 15th anniversary on Broadway (and there are touring productions all over the world).

The three-time Tony Award-winner was adapted from Gregory Maguire’s novel by writer Winnie Holzman and Oscar-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz, who are also collaborating on the screenplay. It will be brought to the big screen by director Stephen Daldry and producer Marc Platt.

No word yet on who will take the two leads – originated on stage by Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth (Glinda aka Galinda) and Idina Menzel (Elphaba) who won her first Tony for playing the flying green witch.