Entertainment Theater Ariana Grande Raves Over 'Remarkable' 'Wicked' Broadway Performance After Landing Movie Role Ariana Grande was cast alongside Cynthia Erivo in the upcoming movie adaptation of Wicked By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 20, 2022 04:40 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Ariana Grande/Instagram Ariana Grande is doing research for her next onscreen role. The Grammy winner, 28, enjoyed a "very, very brilliant" Broadway performance of Wicked on Saturday after she was cast as Glinda in the upcoming John M. Chu-directed feature adaptation. "[Lindsay Heather Pearce and Brittney Johnson] you were so very, very brilliant," Grande wrote to the musical's stars. "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!" Kristin Chenoweth Reveals She and Ariana Grande Would Go on Double Dates: 'We Went Bowling' The singer posted a photo of the play's Land of Oz map that adorns the stage curtains, along with a live photo of herself looking up at a framed poster from the original Broadway run, which features Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda. "I love you babygirl," Chenoweth, 53, wrote, when she shared the post to her own Instagram Story. Ariana Grande/Instagram Chenoweth congratulated Grande in November after she was cast alongside Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba in the highly-anticipated movie musical. "I'm not sure if I've ever been this proud. From the very first day I met you (swipe to see!!), you were destined for this role. Congratulations @arianagrande! The best Glinda you will be with @cynthiaerivo by your side," Chenoweth wrote. "I love you!!" She posted a black-and-white throwback photo of herself posing backstage with a baby-faced Grande during the show's early days, along with a 2011 tweet in which the Nickelodeon alum expressed "how badly I want 2 play Glinda at some point in my life! #DreamRole." RELATED VIDEO: Idina Menzel Congratulates Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo on Wicked Casting News: 'So Much Love' Wicked debuted on Broadway in October 2003 with a cast that featured Chenoweth, Idina Menzel as Elphaba, and Joel Grey as the Wizard. The original production won three Tony Awards and six Drama Desk Awards, as well as a Grammy Award. Based on the Gregory Maguire's 1995 novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, the musical tells the story of Elphaba's life prior to becoming known as the Wicked Witch of the West from L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (which was later adapted into the classic 1939 film starring Judy Garland).