May 24, 2022

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  1. Ok I have a few crazy ideas but hear me out (and I’ll try to explain why I’ve chosen these people).

    Elphaba:Q’orianka Kilcher. She’s an actress and singer (she famously played Pocahontas when she was 14). I believe she can hit the notes and definitely has the right voice for Elphaba. I thought she’d make an amazing Elphaba when I saw her fight scene in Alienist. Additionally, she’s a noted activist and has been arrested for protesting in front of the White House ( though she wasn’t charged I believe). That’s total Elphaba behaviour.

    Glinda: Jackie Evancho, the opera singer. She’s an 8 time Billboard (Classical) topper and definitely has the vocal chops and one acting credit. In the Masked Singer, she also showed her pop voice. This could be her vehicle.

    Fiyero: Darren Criss or Harry Styles. Pure stunt casting

    Madame Morrible: Julie Andrews or Whoopi Goldberg. Both stars, both having musical theater experience, both accomplished actresses with a long list of accolades.

    Nessarose: Zendaya. I don’t Zendaya had the magnetic quality to play the Wicked Witch of the West, but she can play the frail girl who becomes the obsessive Wicked Witch of the East.

    Boq: Tom Holland ( Marvel fanbase, ex West End star)

    Doctor Dillamond: Denzel Washington , who actually has Broadway experience and won a Tony( I think). I’m not sure if his voice is all that good but Dillamond doesn’t do much singing. Plus, his involvement will elevate the movie from a casual musical comedy to a dark commentary on society (and attract even serious movie goers)

    The Wizard: since Elphaba’s just 20 something, I always imagined the wizard to be in his 50-60s. I really wanted it to be a noted actor who’s very familiar to the audience. So I think Tom Hanks would make an amazing Wizard.

    That’s just a few ideas I had. I’d be okay with Dove as Glinda granted she can sing the score, but Lilly Reinhart and Grande should be kept as far from the movie as possible.

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