Maren Morris Gets Callback Audition For ‘Wicked’ Musical

12 August 2022 | 9:44 am | Mallory Arbour

Idina Menzel won the Tony Award for ‘Best Leading Actress in a Musical’ for her role as Elphaba in the original Broadway production of Wicked.

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Maren Morris is one step closer to living her Broadway dream.

On Thursday, August 11, Morris announced she had received a callback for the musical, Wicked.

She captioned, “I am in tears. What the hell.”

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The news comes almost three months after Morris expressed her interest in auditioning for the main role of Elphaba in response to the musical’s recent casting call.

She tweeted, “Gonna send an audition tape in for Wicked on Broadway. What the hell. Let’s see what happens.” Adding, “I identify heavily as an Elphaba but good god her songs are high.”

Returning to Twitter on May 22, the Humble Quest singer shared a brief video singing a snippet of the track The Wizard and I, as sung by the future Wicked Witch of the West.

She wrote, “Test shot for my self-tape audition. The THEATRE dah-ling IS JUMPING OUT. Honestly, even if I don’t get the part, this was so fun, and I bought a freakin’ backdrop off Amazon.”

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwatz and a book by Winnie Holzman, Wicked is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, based on the characters and setting of the classic 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and the 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film The Wizard of Oz.

Wicked tells the story of two unlikely friends, Elphaba and Galinda, whose relationship struggles through their opposing personalities and viewpoints, same love-interest, reactions to the Wizard's corrupt government, and, ultimately, Elphaba's private fall from grace.

The original Broadway production won three Tony Awards, while its original cast album received a Grammy Award, featuring Idina Menzel as Elphaba. Menzel, who also voiced Elsa in Disney’s Frozen, took home the Tony Award for ‘Best Leading Actress in a Musical’ for Wicked.


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