Depraved has lengthy been one among Broadway’s most worthwhile productions — and Jon M. Chu is able to deliver the bewitching story to the massive display screen.
The musical, which was impressed by Gregory Maguire’s 1995 novel Depraved: The Life and Instances of the Depraved Witch of the West, tells the story of the Depraved Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch earlier than Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy Gale dropped into city. In the prequel, the 2 aspiring witches meet as college students at Shiz College, navigating friendship, romance, magical coaching and discovering their very own identities.
The Nice White Manner present initially starred Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth as Elphaba and Glinda, respectively, upon its 2004 opening. Whereas many stars have since taken on the mantle of the unlikely besties, Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande scored the roles in Chu’s adaptation.
“These two witches!!” Chu, who beforehand directed Loopy Wealthy Asians and Within the Heights, wrote by way of Instagram in November 2021. “The emotional second I received to inform @cynthiaerivo and @arianagrande that they had been our Elphaba and Galinda in the @WickedMovie for @unistudios 😭😭😭wait till you see what they convey!! It’s otherworldly. Ahhhhh!!!”
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Depraved, which will likely be launched in two components, kicked off filming in early 2023 in London. Scroll down for an entire casting breakdown of all the celebs concerned: