Ariana Grande is "in talks" to play the role of Elphaba, the misunderstood Wicked Witch of the West, in the hit Broadway musical Wicked.
Grande, who is self-professed Broadway geek, says that landing the role would be a dream come true. She caught the attention of Wicked producers when she admitted she would "do it tomorrow" if the opportunity presented itself.
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."
Grande already has some experience with the musical. In 2013, she recorded a track named "Popular Song" with gay pop singer Mika, which sampled from the comical Wicked song "Popular."