Ariana Grande is set to play the lead witch in Wicked on Broadway.
The 24-year-old American pop star is in talks with bosses to take on the role of green witch Elphaba from Jackie Burns.
A source told The Sun: “This is a huge feat for Ariana. The role of Elphaba is one of the most coveted parts to play on Broadway. Only a very select group of actresses have been chosen over its 13-year run and Ariana is in talks to take the gig. Bosses believe she’s got the acting talent to take it on and think it’s a bonus that her pop star appeal can pull in fresh audiences.”
The Grammy-winning musical is inspired by ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and tells the untold story of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good and it runs at the Gershwin Theatre in New York City.