As a unique twist into the original tale of The Wizard of Oz, Wicked provided us a perspective unlike any other. Elphaba is seen as an ugly and terrible person, but maybe she’s just misunderstood. The Broadway show completely eliminates Dorothy out of the story. Yes, Elphaba is green with magical powers, but she’s also a nerd and is shy about meeting people. She presents new realities for misfits in society for girls of all ages.
James Corden has starred in his fair share of Broadway film adaptations and musicals, such as Into The Woods and Amazon’s recent Cinderella, but the reviews have mostly stayed on the negative side.
After multiple production delays over the years, Universal’s film adaptation of the hit Broadway show, “Wicked” is finally moving forward. John M. Chu, who also directed Crazy Rich Asians (2018) and In The Heights (2021), is set to direct the film.
For over a year and a half, Broadway has been closed due to the Covid-19 virus, but starting this month, many Broadway classics are returning to the stage with some safety measures in place. Earlier this summer, some productions were already back on stage such as “Springsteen on Broadway” and “Pass Over.”
Wicked is a play that millions of Broadway enthusiasts have enjoyed over the years. Being the backstory to the infamous Wizard of Oz, this play has been featured in around 15 countries and has already made $1.12 billion dollars. With an incredible original cast, starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, the singing and acting is unparalleled. In addition, the original music for the musical includes a diverse mix of upbeat and serious songs that people cannot help but play on repeat.