Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo to star in ‘Wicked’ movie
In one photo, the “Thank U, Next” singer is seen on a video call with director Jon M. Chu (“In the Heights,” “Crazy Rich Asians”) and her co-star Erivo.
Grande also shared a snap of the flowers Erivo sent her, which included a note that read, “‘Pink goes good with green.’ Congratulations Miss A, the part was made for you, I look forward to sharing this musical journey with you.”
Among her posts was bunch of flowers from Grande, with a note that read: “Dear Cynthia, honored doesn’t even begin to cover it. I cannot wait to hug you. See you in Oz.”
Serving as a prequel to “The Wizard of Oz,” “Wicked,” tells an alternative version of events in Oz before Dorothy’s arrival.
The musical, written by Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman, follows the misunderstood Elphaba, who later becomes the Wicked Witch of the West. Grande and Erivo will be playing Glinda and Elphaba, respectively, in the movie.
And it seems the choice for the two leads is a popular one.
“Frozen” star Idina Menzel — who won a Tony Award for playing Elphaba on Broadway — took to Instagram to congratulate the pair.
“Congrats to two amazing women,” she wrote. “May it change your lives for the better forever and ever as it has for us. So much love. @cynthiaerivo @arianagrande.”
Grande is no stranger to the “Wicked” world. In 2018, the 28-year-old singer, who starred in the 2008 musical “13” before becoming a household name, performed “The Wizard and I” for ” A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 years on Broadway.”