If you weren’t already excited about Cats making its way from Broadway to the big screen, another theater staple is getting its own feature film. Last week, Universal Pictures announced that a movie adaptation of Wicked was scheduled to hit theaters on December 21, 2021. This almost comes as no surprise since the musical is currently celebrating its 15th anniversary.
Like Cats, Wicked is one of those musicals that Broadway just wouldn’t be Broadway without! The show opened in October of 2003 as a breathtaking remix of The Wizard of Oz focused on our two favorite witches Glinda and Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West). Between a world-expanding story and incredible lineup of songs that you have to sing along to, Wicked has stolen the hearts of musical lovers everywhere. It’s even the second-highest grossing show in Broadway’s entire history.