Playbill Poll: Who Should Star as Fiyero in a Film Adaptation of Wicked? Readers Respond
01 Sep 2013
Lindsay Bytof: Depends on the Elphaba. But I'd say Darren Criss would rock. Lexie Krejci: Darren criss all the way
Darren Criss, who rose to fame on the Fox hit musical series "Glee," made his Broadway debut in 2012 when he succeeded Daniel Radcliffe in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The actor played J. Pierrepont Finch, and the majority of his run was completely sold out. We're sure that he'd be a great fit as Fiyero in a film adaptation of Wicked, and fans of "Glee" would likely flock to the theatres.
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