If any recent musical should get a movie it’s this. Or maybe ‘In The Heights.’
Think of all the blow jobs!
Awesome video of the day: An animator imagines what a Disney version of Wicked would look like. Sometimes, we just love the internet.
We’re torn between wanting this and wanting a live-action version. Can we have both?
I’m sold. Forget live action.
Please stop submitting it to my ask/submit box. I already posted it.
I like having the ask and submit features open but please use the search function before sending something in to make sure I haven’t already got it up. Thanks.
ABC is looking to get back in the event mini-series business withWicked, an eight-hour mini-series produced by Salma Hayek, TVLine’s Michael Ausiello reports. The project is not based on the highly-successful Broadway musical but on Gregory McGuire’s bestselling book that spawned it. Despite a long tradition of TV musicals like Cinderella, Annie and The Music Man at ABC that flourished under Susan Lyne as head of TV movies and mini-series and then entertainment president, the genre disappeared from the network under Lyne’s successor Stephen McPherson. In fact, McPherson passed on theWicked mini-series a couple of year ago, a decision that was reversed by new ABC president Paul Lee. Wicked, which is in active development, is being produced by ABC Studios and Hayek and Jose Tamez’s studio-based Ventanarosa Prods. Erik Jendersen (Band of Brothers) is writing the script. For now, there are no plans for Hayek to star. Coincidentally, ABC and ABC Studios are developing a comedy musical series starring Idina Menzel, who originated the role of Elphaba in the Wicked Broadway musical, winning a Tony for the part. The musical, perennial top Broadway grosser that premiered in 2003, is currently being developed as a feature.
This gives me an excuse to complain about tonight’s Glee. Stop with the gimmicks, I have no time for fantasy music numbers that have zero dramatic resonance, if I wanted to watch a decade old Britney Spears music video I would find it on Youtube. Let alone three.
Other than that, carry on.
The smash hit stage musical Wicked it taking its first formative steps toward the movie screen. I’m told the musical’s producer Marc Platt, book writer Winnie Holzman and songwriter Stephen Schwartz have begun meeting with filmmakers. Insiders confirm that JJ Abrams, James Mangold, Ryan Murphy and Rob Marshall are among the directors who’ve met or otherwise thrown their hat in the ring. More meetings will take place when the musical’s authors come to town in the fall. The film will be made at Universal, which produced the stage musical with Platt.
This could be very good. It’ll be interesting to see how they make Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth HS/College aged, if they cast them at all.
Quick question, what do Kanye West and Broadway blockbuster Wicked have in common? How about this clip of him messing around with some beats and a loop of “Popular.” This better make it to the album.
Wanna know a fact?
Wicked was panned by the New York Times.
It recieved mostly mixed reviews.
It’s the number one show on Broadway.
Maybe I’m the one who can’t add here….
Nor did it win Best Musical. In fact, Stephen Schwartz, the man who also created Godspell, Pippin and Children of Eden, doesn’t have any Tony’s. Nice guy though and I’m sure his Oscars, Grammys, and Drama Desk Awards fill that void.
Popular - Wicked
This song has a cameo in Zombieland. Let me know if you can spot it, cause I sure did.