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Ariana Grande up for Wicked role

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Ariana Grande is in talks to star in the Broadway production of ‘Wicked’.

The 24-year-old pop star has opened discussions with bosses to take on the role of green witch Elphaba from Jackie Burns.

If she was to be cast in the part it would be a dream come true for Ariana, who made her stage debut at the age of just 13, as she has made no secret that she is a huge fan of the production.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "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."

The Grammy-winning musical is inspired by ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and tells the untold story of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good and it runs at the Gershwin Theatre in New York City.

Ariana previously admitted the part of Elphaba was the role she coveted more than any other on Broadway when she appeared as a guest on Apple Music’s ‘Carpool Karaoke: The Series’ last year.

Speaking to host Seth MacFarlane, she said: "I was a huge theatre nerd my whole life, still am. It’s what I put on when I need to restore my soul and heal myself. It brings you back to home … One of my dream roles is to play Elphaba. I would do it tomorrow!"

The potential Broadway role is the latest project Ariana is taking on as she tries to move on from the Manchester Arena bombing which left 22 people dead after her concert in the UK city last May.

The ‘One Last Time’ singer then staged the One Love Manchester benefit concert to raise money for the victims of the terrorist atrocity.

Ariana was due to perform a tribute at the recent BRIT Awards but had to pull out due to illness leaving former Oasis star Liam Gallagher to step in and sing ‘Live Forever’ for his hometown.

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