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'Wicked' Film Inevitable

27 November 2008 8:48 PM, PST | | See recent Comicmix news »

Kristin Chenoweth, now out of work with the cancellation of Pushing Daisies, was asked if she’d be reprising the role of Galinda in the inevitable feature film version of Wicked. She told Moviehole, ''Well, will it ever be made? Yes, I do think it will be made. I think -- you know, there's some sort of thing going on right now where everyone's hearing that there's going to be a movie. You know, there will be a movie. But I believe -- and I could be wrong, but I believe it will be years before we see it as a movie, because -- you know, Universal will really want to make sure that they suck it dry, so to speak in all the theaters. And if you look at movies like Chicago and Phantom of the Opera those were 20, 25 years after the fact. And I could see, definitely, me »

- Robert Greenberger

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Gliding Into Glinda

20 August 2008 1:59 AM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

Three years ago, Erin Mackey was just another college student spending the summer following her freshman year at Carnegie Mellon University back home in Fullerton, Calif. She was working at Starbucks and doing Babes in Arms at the Saddleback Civic Light Opera in Mission Viejo when one of her castmates mentioned upcoming auditions for a touring production of the Tony-winning musical Wicked. The Stephen Schwartz musical happened to be one of Mackey's favorite shows of all time, and she was able to secure an audition. Unfortunately, she couldn't make it. (No, she didn't have to sling coffee but was deep in rehearsals for Babes and, ever the pro, couldn't miss tech week.) Instead, she went to the open call and, not being Equity, "sat around for a long time." But the wait paid off; Mackey landed a job as a swing on the national tour of the show. Seven months later, »

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