NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 19: Signage at the hit musical “Wicked” on Broadway at The Gershwin Theater on February 19, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/WireImage)

On Super Bowl Sunday, anticipation soared as the first trailer for the highly awaited adaptation of the Broadway sensation, Wicked, made its debut. This sneak peek offered a glimpse into the first part of the two-part cinematic rendition of the beloved musical.

Leading the star-studded cast is Ariana Grande, portraying Glinda, with Cynthia Erivo stepping into the role of Elphaba. Helmed by director Jon M. Chu, the film also features an ensemble cast including Michelle Yeoh, Jonathan Bailey, Ethan Slater, Jeff Goldblum, Marissa Bode, Keala Settle, Bronwyn James, Adam James, and Bowen Yang.

Scheduled for release on November 27, Wicked shares its premiere date with Disney’s announced sequel to Moana. The film, based on the Tony-winning Broadway musical, draws inspiration from Gregory Maguire’s 1995 novel, which reimagines the narrative of The Wizard of Oz through the lens of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.

Marc Platt and David Stone, the film’s producers, successfully brought Wicked to the stage in 2003, propelling it to become the second highest-grossing Broadway production ever, trailing only behind The Lion King.

Wrapping up filming just last month, director Chu and lead actress Grande took to social media to express their gratitude. Grande shared, “I am so inexplicably thankful that we got to add so many soggy eyelashes to the collection.”

The Super Bowl continues to serve as a prime platform for Hollywood studios to unveil their latest offerings. This year, 30-second ads commanded a hefty price tag of $7 million. Adding to the excitement, music icon Taylor Swift’s support for the Kansas City Chiefs, following her relationship with Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, has further heightened interest in the game between the Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.