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Stephen Daldry Exits ‘Wicked’ Adaptation at Universal

Stephen Daldry Exits ‘Wicked’ Adaptation at Universal

Stephen Daldry has stepped away as the director of Universal’s adaptation of the Broadway hit “Wicked,” an individual with knowledge told TheWrap.

Universal had previously removed “Wicked” from its release calendar as part of the Covid-19 pandemic after originally being slated for release on December 22, 2021.

No cast has been set for the film as of yet. Marc Platt is producing, while original Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz and musical book writer Winnie Holzman wrote the screenplay.

Wicked,” based on Gregory Maguire’s unauthorized 1995 prequel novel to “The Wizard of Oz,” charts the unlikely friendship between Glinda the Good Witch and Elphaba, who would become the Wicked Witch of the West. The musical first debuted in San Francisco and Broadway in 2003 and has since become one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history, surpassing over $1 billion in total Broadway revenue.

The show was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including for stars Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel,

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