Wicked: The Musical, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman, opened on Broadway in October 2004. In early 2016 it has become one of the ten longest-running plays in Broadway history. A dozen troupes have played Wicked internationally, and the London company has been installed in the West End for over a decade.
Producer Marc Platt says that the film of WICKED: THE MUSICAL is on track, though no casting has been announced and no principal photography begun. Stephen Daldry is scheduled to direct, and Winnie Holtzman, who wrote the book of the stage play, is working on a script. Kristin Chenoweth is on the record—either as a joke or for real—that she hopes she can play Madame Morrible…
Wicked: ABC TV
ABC continues the long process of developing a non-musical television event based on the novel.
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister: ABC TV
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, an ABC film for TV starring Stockard Channing and Jonathan Pryce, first aired in March 2002.
Egg & Spoon
EGG & SPOON has been optioned by Universal Studios for a live-action major musical film. Craig Mazin, script, and Jeanine Tesori, composer, are said to be lined up, though the project has yet to be green-lighted.
In 2015, the Central Square Theater produced a short theater piece marrying Oscar Wilde’s “The Happy Prince” and GM’s “Matchless.”
The Seven Stage a Comeback
In 2010, the Boston Center for the Arts produced “The Seven Stage a Comeback” as a one-act play; this was written by GM and derived from his short story of the same name.