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Hey everybody! I have great news for my fellow Broadway fans (though they’d have to be living under a rock not to have heard this) – two musicals are being made into movies! Sadly, they are not “Hamilton” and “Dear Evan Hansen”, but we are getting “Wicked” and “In the Heights”, two of my personal favorites, at some point in the future!
The “Wicked” movie release date is set for 2019. Currently we don’t know when we’ll get “In the Heights”, but we can hope it will be around the same time so we can get hyped for both at the same time.
But just because we won’t get the movies for a while doesn’t mean we can’t already be excited for them – and so I am here to share my dream cast lists for both of these movies. I know there are still rumors that Nicole Scherzinger will play Elphaba, but as those aren’t confirmed, (and she’s pretty much said no), I can give my list without fear of being called an ignorant! Yay fandoms!
Without further ado, here are my dream cast lists for “Wicked” and “In the Heights”.
Top Pick: Samantha Barks
Runners Up: Jasmine Cephas Jones, Anna Kendrick
Galinda – Amanda Seyfried
Runner Up: Mackenzie Mauzy
Fiyero – Jonathan Groffsauce
Runner Up: Aaron Tveit
Boq – Elijah Wood
Runners Up: Brenton Thwaites, Daniel Radcliffe
Nessarose – Phillipa Soo
Runners Up: Emmy Rossum, Anne Hathaway
Madame Morrible – Meryl Streep
Runner Up: Maggie Smith
The Wizard – Ian McKellan
Runner Up: There is no runner up for Ian McKellan
Doctor Dillamond – Hadley Fraser
Runner Up: Michael Park
IN THE HEIGHTS
Usnavi – Javier Munoz
Vanessa – Ana Villafañe
Benny – John Legend
Nina – Lindsay Mendez
Daniela – Andrea Burns
Sonny – Jordan Fisher
Graffiti Pete – Seth Stewart
Piragua Guy – Lin Manuel-Miranda 😀
So there we go! Let me know your picks, and we can get hyped for these movies together!