Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo to star in ‘Wicked’ movie

Grande revealed the news of her casting to her 274 million Instagram fans on Thursday with a carousel of images that summarized her enjoyment to be part of the job, along with the caption “Thank goodness.”

In one image, the “Thank U, Next” vocalist is seen on a video call with director Jon M. Chu (“In the Heights,” “Crazy Rich Asians”) and her co-star Erivo.

Grande likewise shared a breeze of the flowers Erivo sent her, that included a note that checked out, “‘Pink goes good with green.’ Congratulations Miss A, the part was made for you, I look forward to sharing this musical journey with you.”

She likewise verified her gravity-defying next function with an Instagram carousel.

Amongst her posts was lot of flowers from Grande, with a note that checked out: “Dear Cynthia, honored doesn’t even begin to cover it. I cannot wait to hug you. See you in Oz.”

Acting as a prequel to “The Wizard of Oz,” “Wicked,” informs an alternative variation of occasions in Oz prior to Dorothy’s arrival.

The musical, composed by Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman, follows the misinterpreted Elphaba, who later on ends up being the Wicked Witch of the West. Grande and Erivo will be playing Glinda and Elphaba, respectively, in the motion picture.

According to the theater news site Broadway World, “Wicked” is among the most commercially effective musicals of perpetuity, making $14.8 million at the Broadway ticket office in 2015 alone.
In a post on Twitter, Chu informed fans of the musical to “Get ready for a match up like you’ve never seen!!! In pink and green!!!”

And it appears the option for the 2 leads is a popular one.

“Frozen” star Idina Menzel — who won a Tony Award for playing Elphaba on Broadway — required to Instagram to praise the set.

“Congrats to two amazing women,” she composed. “May it change your lives for the better forever and ever as it has for us. So much love. @cynthiaerivo @arianagrande.”

Grande is no complete stranger to the “Wicked” world. In 2018, the 28-year-old vocalist, who starred in the 2008 musical “13” prior to ending up being a family name, carried out “The Wizard and I” for ” A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 years on Broadway.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.