Saturday, August 1, 2015

Tom McGowan will make West End Debut in Wicked!

Tom McGowan
Tom McGowan, who has been playing the role of the Wizard in Wicked on and off since the Second National Tour opened in 2009, will reprise his magical role yet again, but this time across the pond! The Tony nominated actor will play a limited engagement as Oz between September 21, 2015 and March 16, 2016.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Emma Hatton and Savannah Stevenson extend in West End, Savile, Hope and more to join Principal Cast.

Savannah Stevenson and Emma Hatton
Current West End Witches Savannah Stevenson and Emma Hatton have extended their contracts with the West End company of Wicked into 2016. Also continuing with the show are Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose) and Natalie Andreou (s/b Elphaba).

Beginning on September 21, some new cast members will join the long-running hit.  Among them are Oliver Savile as Fiyero, Sean Kearns as Dr. Dillamond, current ensemble member Daniel Hope as Boq, and the U.K./Ireland Tour's Carina Gillespie as the Standby for Glinda.  

Savile has appeared in the West End in The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables, and Kearns in The Commitments, The 39 Steps, and Billy Elliot.  Gillespie played Nessarose and understudied Glinda on the UK/Ireland tour of Wicked.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Emily Koch is Broadway's New Elphaba Standby!

Emily Koch as Elphaba
Emily Koch, directly from Wicked's 2nd National Tour, has joined the Broadway company of Wicked as the standby for Elphaba, replacing Lilli Cooper.  Koch was a fan favorite on tour, and in my opinion has one of the most distinctive performances in the role in recent years.  She will soar on Broadway!  Congratulotions!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Michele Lee and Fred Applegate to join the Broadway Company of Wicked!

Fred Applegate
Two-time Tony and Emmy Award nominee Michele Lee will join the Broadway company of Wicked in the role of Madame Morrible beginning 7/5.  Lee has appeared on Broadway in many shows, most notably Seesaw.  Joining Lee will be Fred Applegate as the Wizard, beginning performances on 6/29.  Applegate has appeared on Broadway in The Last Ship, Young Frankenstein, Sister Act and The Producers.  They replace Kathy Fitzgerald, and P.J. Benjamin as Madame Morrible and the Wizard respectively.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Mary Kate Morrissey will replace Emily Koch on Wicked's National Tour.

Mary Kate Morrissey
Mary Kate Morrissey will replace Emily Koch as the standby for Elphaba on Wicked's U.S. National Tour in Denver, CO, on June 19th.  Morrissey has appeared as Sheila in the International Tour of Hair, and has appeared Off Broadway in Tamar of the River where she understudied the role of Tamar.  Welcome to the Wicked family!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Vote for Wicked Broadway and Tour, plus Caroline Bowman and Kara Lindsay!

Award season is here again!  The Tony Award Nominations were released, and though there were some snubs in some categories, you now have the chance to vote for your favorites this season.  Not only is Wicked nominated for Best Long Running Musical and Best Tour, but Caroline Bowman and Kara Lindsay are nominated for best female replacements!

Other Wicked alums nominated for various awards include Kristin Chenoweth and Andy Karl (On The Twentieth Century), Teal Wicks (Finding Neverland) and Annaleigh Ashford (You Can't Take It With You).

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Jennifer DiNoia has temporarily joined Wicked on Broadway.

Jennifer DiNoia
Jennifer DiNoia, straight from the closed First National Touring company of Wicked, has temporarily joined the Broadway company of Wicked as Elphaba.  Caroline Bowman remains out due to injury, and Christine Dwyer played her final temporary performance on Sunday, 3/15.  As of now, Jennifer will be a part of the company for two weeks.