New Wicked featurette shows the moment Glinda and Elphaba were cast


Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande in Wicked

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New one Wicked trailer arriving on Wednesday, and with that announcement came director Jon M. Chu (crazy rich asian, in the heights) sharing my enthusiasm for Wizard of Oz-inspired musical-but mostly focuses on Stars Ariana Grande and Cynthia ErivoIncluding their emotional, adorable reactions to being cast.

Wicked – A Passion Project

A smash hit stage musical called “The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz”. Wicked Follows green-skinned Elphaba (Erivo) and blonde Glinda (Grande). As per the official synopsis, “The two meet as students at Shiz University in the fictional land of Oz and form an unexpected but deep friendship. After meeting an amazing magician from Australia, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. Glinda's irresistible desire for popularity sees her seduced by power, while Elphaba's determination to stay true to herself and those around her will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future. Her extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see her fulfill her destiny as Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

The film also stars Michelle Yeoh as Madame Morrible; Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero; Ethan Slater as Bok; Marisa Bode as Nessarose; and Jeff Goldblum as the Wizard of Oz. Other co-stars include Bowen Yang, Bronwyn James, Keala Settle and Peter Dinklage.

Wicked It will be released in theaters on November 27; send the wicked away Scheduled to release on November 26, 2025.


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