Wicked Film Will Feature New and Cut Songs | Playbill

Broadway News Wicked Film Will Feature New and Cut Songs Composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz revealed details of the forthcoming film adaptation of Wicked during a panel discussion at San Diego Comic Con.
Idina Menzel in Wicked Joan Marcus

Details on the film adaptation of the Broadway blockbuster Wicked, which is currently in development, were revealed during CW3PR's 8th Annual Behind-The-Music: Crime, Death and Resurrection Panel, moderated by Violett Beane July 21 at San Diego Comic-Con.

Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz, the show’s composer-lyricist, stated that he is adding four new songs to the film adaptation, three of which are newly written and one of which is a song cut from the Broadway production. Schwartz did not name which cut song will be reinstated.

Schwartz also confirmed that the screenplay is written by Winnie Holzman, who also penned the show’s book. Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) will direct.


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