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Ethan Slater

Tony Award Nominee Ethan Slater Joins Cast of Wicked Movies

Good news, more casting for the long-awaited Wicked film adaptations has been revealed. Director Jon M. Chu took to social media today to confirm that Tony Award nominee Ethan Slater would be joining the cast of the two films as Boq.

He joins a cast that includes Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba, Ariana Grande as Glinda, and Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero.

Slater made his Broadway debut in 2017 starring as the titular sponge in SpongeBob SquarePants. For the show, he earned a 2018 Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical.

The Wicked film will be directed by Jon M. Chu, who helmed the recently released In the Heights film adaptation. Original composer Stephen Schwartz will adapt the screenplay with Winnie Holzman, who wrote the book for the musical, and producer of the musical, Marc Platt, is set to produce the film. Wicked is now set to be released on successive Christmas holidays, with the first of the two coming to theaters December 2024.

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