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'Wicked' Movie Star Ariana Grande Checks Out the Show on Broadway Again!

Ariana Grande is going to be playing Glinda in the movie version of Wicked and she took the time to see the musical again on Broadway this weekend!

The 28-year-old singer and actress attended a performance of the show on Saturday night (February 19) at the Gershwin Theatre in New York City.

Ariana got to see history-making actress Brittney Johnson, who just became Broadway’s first-ever Black actress to play the role of Glinda full time. She took over the role on February 14 after being the standby Glinda since 2019.

This is not Ariana‘s first time seeing the show on Broadway. She’s been a fan since the musical first debuted almost 20 years ago and she got to see the original cast, including Kristin Chenoweth.

On her Instagram Stories, Ariana shared a photo of the show’s curtain and raved about the performances of Brittney and current Elphaba actress Lindsay Pearce.

“you were so very, very brilliant,” Ariana wrote to the actresses. “Truly an honor to see and hug and hear and witness you both. I am weeping! Still! Words simply do not suffice. Everyone was so remarkable. I feel so deeply thankful to have experienced this tonight. Floating!”

Brittney took to Instagram to share photos she snapped with Ariana while backstage.

“What a treat having the future Miss Bubble Queen in the audience last night! @arianagrande you have such a kind and beautiful spirit. It was so lovely meeting you, and I can’t WAIT to see your take on this character whom we both love so much! I am so very proud of you 💕,” she said.

Lindsay wrote on Instagram, “A magical week so far 💗🥰💚 What an honor to spend a moment with our beautiful Wicked movie Glinda girl @arianagrande, what an honor to welcome in @sunnybrittney to her rightful place in the bubble.”

The director of the Wicked movie recently opened up about Ariana‘s audition process.

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Broadway's Current 'Wicked' Stars Perform Medley on 'Fallon' - Watch Now!

Broadway is back and Jimmy Fallon celebrated this week by having the stars of musicals perform on The Tonight Show!

Lindsay Pearce and Ginna Claire Mason, the current stars of Wicked, were on the show on Friday (September 17) to perform a medley from the beloved musical.

Ginna, who plays Glinda, kicked things off by performing “Popular” and then Lindsay, who plays Elphaba, performed “The Wizard and I.”

For those who don’t know, Lindsay got her start on the reality competition series The Glee Project back in 2011. She was a runner-up and received a two-episode arc on Glee. She made her Broadway debut in Wicked in February 2020 and only got to perform for a couple weeks before the show was shut down because of the pandemic.

Click inside to watch the performance video… More Here! »

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11 of Broadway's Elphabas Sang 'Defying Gravity' Together & The Ending Is Truly Epic (Video)

Shoshana Bean did something pretty epic for the virtual concert fundraiser she organized to support the high school she attended!

The Broadway star and singer was the second actress to play Elphaba in the musical Wicked and she gathered 10 other actresses who played the role to sing the act one finale number “Defying Gravity” with her.

Shoshana and the ten other women – Idina Menzel, Stephanie J. Block, Eden Espinosa, Jessica Vosk, Lindsay Mendez, Alexia Khadime, Julia Murney, Rachel Tucker, Kerry Ellis, and Lindsay Pearce – each sang a snippet from the song and then they all performed the final “ahhh” one after another.

The concert also featured performances from Cynthia Erivo, Jeremy Jordan, and student performers from across the Beaverton School District.

You can donate to the Beaverton School District’s performing arts program right now on GoFundMe. If you enjoy this video, make a donation!

Watch the final moments of the “Defying Gravity” performance below and click inside to see the full concert video.

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Glee's Lindsay Pearce as Elphaba in 'Wicked' - First Look Photo!

Lindsay Pearce is making her Broadway debut as Elphaba in the musical Wicked this week and here’s your first look at her in costume!

The 28-year-old actress and singer is best known for competing on the Logo reality competition series The Glee Project, in which she came in second place.

Lindsay earned a guest star role on Glee and appeared on the hit Fox series as a rival to Lea Michele‘s Rachel Berry. Coincidentally, Lindsay is now playing one of Lea‘s dream roles. The actress has been vocal about her desire to play Elphaba in the upcoming Wicked movie.

You can see Lindsay in Wicked on Broadway beginning February 25 and check out photos of her and the rest of the current cast in the gallery.

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A Former 'Glee Project' Star Will Play Elphaba in 'Wicked'

One of the favorites from the reality competition series The Glee Project will be making her Broadway debut later this month!

Lindsay Pearce came in second place on the first season of The Glee Project and she guest starred on Glee as a rival to Rachel Berry.

Now, Lindsay will be playing the role of Elphaba in the musical Wicked starting on February 25. This marks her first time on Broadway!

Can you believe that Wicked has been on Broadway for over 16 years?! The 17th anniversary will happen this October and a movie is planned for Christmas 2021.