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Kristin Chenoweth reveals the iconic line everyone says to her ✨

Grazia logo Grazia 30/07/2021 Rhys Freeman
Kristin Chenoweth, Kristin Chenoweth posing for the camera © Credits: © Magic / Apple Kristin Chenoweth

In an interview with Magic at the Musicals the Kristin Chenoweth was asked which of her iconic lines people come up and quote to her in the street most often.

While Kristin has had many iconic roles not just on the stage but also on screen there is quite a plethora to choose from. However, rather unsurprisingly it's the first words uttered by Glinda in Wicked.

The line in question is of course "it's good to see me, isn't it" which she says just after she's made her grand entrance by bubble. When speaking about people quoting her lines she said she doesn't know what it could be at first referencing some of the iconic things we've seen her in "is it Glee, Is it West Wing? Is it Wicked?"

Kristin went on to talk about how brilliant the writing of Wicked is: "I've said to Stephen Schwartz, the composer of Wicked and Winnie Holzman the writer, our beautiful book writer I've said 'thank you for giving a character one of the best entrances that I will ever have in my career!' I mean who floats down in a bubble and then 'it's good to see me, isn't it?'"

Kristin Chenoweth, Kristin Chenoweth posing for the camera © Magic / Apple

Kristin is currently appearing in the original series, Schmigadoon! on Apple TV+ which takes place in a town set in a 1940s musical where she plays the role of Mildred Layton. Schmigadoon! is currently streaming on Apple TV+ with new episodes released every Friday

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Lin Manuel Miranda's first Broadway masterpiece is very nearly here! In the Heights revolves around a Dominican neighbourhood in Washington Heights, New York City.

Hamilton's Anthony Ramos will be playing the Usnavi de la Vega, singer and songwriter Leslie Grace will be playing Nina, and The Walking Dead's Corey Hawkins will be playing Benny.

The film was directed by Crazy Rich Asians director, Jon M. Chu and the screenplay is by Quiara Alegría Hudes, who wrote the book for the musical. In the Heights will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and will be released in UK cinemas on the 25th June 2021.

Dear Evan Hansen

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The smash hit Broadway musical, Dear Evan Hansen tells the story of a schoolboy with anxiety, who falls into a web of lies when he claims to be the friend of another classmate who had taken his own life.

Ben Platt, who originated the role of Evan, will be reprising his role for the movie adaptation. The Perks of Being a Wallflower's Stephen Chbosky will be directing the film which was penned by the writer of the stage show, Stephen Levenson.

Dear Evan Hansen will be released in cinemas on the 22nd October.

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

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Despite multiple delays, the film adaptation of the West End hit, Everybody's Talking About Jamie is on its way! The musical was inspired by the story of Jamie Campbell, a schoolboy from Bishop Auckland, who defied his teachers and bullies as he went to his school prom in drag.

The film will mark the film debuts of Max Harwood and Lauren Patel who will be playing the roles of Jamie and Pritti. Also starring in the film is Richard E. Grant as Hugo/Loco Chanelle, and Corrie's Sarah Lancashire as Margaret. Director of the stage version, Jonathan Butterell returned to direct the film adaptation.

Everybody's Talking About Jamie will be distributed by 20th Century Studios and will be released exclusively on Amazon Prime on 17th September.

West Side Story

a group of people sitting in front of a crowd: West Side Story © Credits: © 20th Century Studios West Side Story

The iconic retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet is getting a brand-new movie this year. West Side Story opened on Broadway in 1957 and was adapted into a movie in 1961. The musical tells the story of two lovers in New York City that come from rival gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. Now, 60 years after Robert Wise and Jerome Robins' adaptation we are getting a new version with legendary director Stephen Spielberg at the helm. The new film will be written by the mastermind behind Angels in America, playwright Tony Kushner.

The film will star The Fault in Our Stars' Ansel Elgort as Tony, and Maria will be played by Rachel Zegler who will be making her movie debut. Rita Moreno, who played Anita in the 1961 film will be playing a brand-new character called Valentina.

West Side Story is distributed by 20th Century Studios and will be released in Cinemas on 10th December 2021.

Tick, Tick... Boom!

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Jonathan Larson made his name in musical theatre history as the writer for Rent but before that he wrote Tick, Tick… Boom! This musical tells the story of a struggling writer who's questioning whether he's made the right career choice, the plot reflects Jonathan Larson's real-life struggles to find his place in the performing industry. After Jonathan's death the show was switched into a three-actor piece and opened Off-Broadway in 2001.

The film adaptation will be directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and star Andrew Garfield and Vanessa Hudgens in the leading roles. Tick, Tick… Boom! will be released on Netflix in 2021.

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The Little Mermaid

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Disney are back with another reimagining of one of their classic animations. This live-action version of The Little Mermaid will star Halle Bailey as Ariel, Hamilton's Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, and Bridesmaids' Melissa McCarthy as Ursula.

The film will be directed by Rob Marshall who has directed other brilliant musical adaptations including Chicago and Into the Woods. Howard Asham and Alan Menken's music from the original will be featured as well as some new music written by Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Release information for The Little Mermaid is yet to be announced but filming will begin summer 2021.


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We're getting a new film adaption of Roald Dahl's Matilda, however, this version will be based on Tim Minchin's musical adaptation. Matilda tells the story of a gifted young girl whose intelligence is overlooked by her parents and brutal headteacher, she later discovers that she has the power to move things with her mind, allowing her to start to stand up for herself.

Matthew Warchus, who directed the stage show for both the West End and Broadway returns for the film. As far as casting goes, we know Alisha Weir will play Matilda, Line of Duty's Stephen Graham and Death of Stalin's Andrea Riseborough will play Mr & Mrs Wormwood, comedian Sindhu Vee will play librarian Mrs Phelps and Love Actually and Saving Mr. Banks star Emma Thompson will play Miss Trunchbull.

The film's release is to be announced but it's likely that it will be released on Netflix.

Sunset Boulevard

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The iconic musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black is one that's been in the pipeline for quite some time, approximately two decades in fact! The film has faced multiple hurdles over the years. However, it looks like things are starting to look up for the project.

Glenn Close, who starred as Norma Desmond in the original Broadway production in 1994 as well as the West End and Broadway revivals in 2016 and 2017 respectively, is set to produce the film and reprise her role again once more. When speaking to Vogue magazine she said: "We're just waiting for an absolute green light" and that she hopes to start filming this summer!


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Spamalot, the hilarious musical adaptation of the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail in the works at Paramount with work hopefully to begin on the film by the end of 2021. A lot of the development is complete with a screenplay written by Monty Python's own Eric Idle.

The film adaptation will be directed by Casey Nicholaw, who choreographed the original Broadway production of Spamalot as well as working as a director and choreographer on many noteable productions such as the Broadway productions of The Book of Mormon, Mean Girls, and the recent West End revival of Dreamgirls.


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Netflix are working on a film adaptation of the musical 13, which was written by The Last Five Years composer, Jason Robert Brown. The story follows a teenager who's trying to fit into his new school after moving from New York City to Indiana.

Once on This Island

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Once on this Island is an adaptation of the 1985 novel titled My Love, My Love; or, The Peasant Girl by Rosa Guy. The musical, with music and lyrics by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens recently had a successful revival on Broadway and is now set for a film adaptation to be released on Disney+.

The screenplay will be written by playwright Jocelyn Bioh with notable plays such as School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play, and The Ladykiller's Love Story. The film will be directed by Africa Movie Academy Award-winner Wanuri Kahiu.

Little Shop of Horrors

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A new movie adaptation of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's Little Shop of Horrors is in the works. Little Shop of Horrors the musical was based on the 1960 film of the same which tells the story of a florist who discovers a plant that needs human blood to survive. This adaptation of the musical would be the second after Frank Oz' 1986 version.

There's very little information available so far but we know that Billy Porter, star of Pose and American Horror Story will be playing the role of the carnivorous plant Audrey II.

No other cast members are confirmed but rumoured cast includes Rocketman star Taron Egerton as Seymour, and Marvel Cinematic Universe alumni Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans as Audrey and her dentist boyfriend Orin Scrivello.

Mean Girls

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In 2018, a musical adaptation of Tina Fay's iconic film, Mean Girls opened on Broadway with music and lyrics by Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin. The show was a hit and earned Tina Fey a Tony nomination for the show's book.

In 2020 it was announced that Mean Girls would be returning to the screen adapted from the stage musical with Tina Fey at the helm. It's still very early days but we're already so excited!

Bare: A Pop Opera

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Bare captured the hearts of many young musical theatre fans which its story of two schoolboys who fall in love but struggle to confront who they are. The musical quickly became a beloved musical for its LGBT+ storyline.

In 2018 it was announced that the director of the original Los Angeles and New York productions, Kristin Hanggi would write and direct a movie adaptation of the show. At the time of writing there hasn't been an update on the project since the announcement but we're still holding out hope that we'll get one!

Be More Chill

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Based on the 2004 novel of the same name by Ned Vizzini, Be More Chill tells the story of a teenage boy who takes a pill containing a tiny computer that will change his behaviour to make him popular. The show became a recent hit in recent years having transferred to Broadway and the West End before the Coronavirus pandemic. In 2018 it was announced that a film adaptation was in the works with distribution rights secured by 20th Century Studios.

Spring Awakening

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Now we have very little info on this one however there looks like there could be a Spring Awakening movie in the pipeline. While rumours of a film have been floating around for about a decade, the musical's writer Steven Sater tweeted last year that there could be some progress on the project.

However, we're not getting our hopes up just yet as this one still looks to be a long way away.


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We can't have a list of upcoming movie musicals without talking about Wicked, the film that we're still waiting patiently for! Stephen Schwartz's musical telling the untold story of the witches of Oz has been a worldwide smash hit since the show opened on Broadway all the way back in 2003.

Now despite plenty of delays the film is still very much in the works over at Universal. The most recent development is the change of director with Stephen Daldry departing due to scheduling conflicts meaning the film will now be directed by In the Heights director Jon M. Chu. As it stands, there is no release date for Wicked but we hope it won't be too much longer.

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