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Wicked Movie Officially Announced

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Universal has just announced that a Wicked movie has been given the green light for 2019. Having hit New York’s Broadway stages back in 2003, Wicked has gone on to become one of the most successful stage musicals of all-time with show selling out hundreds of performances. Wicked, which is based off Gregory Maguire’s novelĀ  Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, tells the Wicked Witch’s story from the original Wizard of Oz. With the play’s music and lyrics composed by Stephen Schwartz, Wicked has gone on both nation and international tours with the play collecting thousands of diehard fans.

As the original Broadway production starred Idina Menzel as the play’s lead Elphaba and Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda, the play racked up 10 Tony nominations in 2004. Two of those nominations were for Best Actress as both Idina and Kristin were recognized with Idina ultimately winning the coveted award.

While the play’s initial critical reviews were mixed, the play’s commercial success has broken Broadway records. The play is currently housed at the Gershwin Theatre in New York City, and the production regularly grosses over $1.5 million a week with playgoers flocking to the show.

News of Wicked hitting the big screen has been teased several times over the years, but Universal Studios green-lighted the film’s production following the success of Les Miserables (2012).

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Rosanne Cash Premieres ‘Ghost Brothers’ Song From The Stephen King, John Mellencamp & T Bone Burnett Musical

A new Rosanne Cash track would be exciting all by itself. But make it a collaboration with Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett, and it becomes something altogether more impressive.

You Don’t Know Me, premiering today at USA Today, is Cash’s contribution to the all-star recording of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a musical featuring libretto by King, music and lyrics by Mellencamp and production from Burnett. The album is set for a June 4 release.

Listen to the song HERE.

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