Monday, February 23, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Help Name Kara Lindsay's Frogs! Think Pink: Episode 5!

A fun new episode of Think Pink with Kara Lindsay!  Help Granny and Kara Lindsay name her frogs, but not Elsa and Anna, or Glinda and Elphaba.  Come on y'all!  Tweet me your suggestions @FlyingHighWKD or tweet Kara, @karalindsay1!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Jennifer DiNoia has replaced Emma Hunton as Elphaba, Wicked 1NT.

Jennifer DiNoia
Jennifer DiNoia, fresh from a three month engagement as Elphaba at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London's West End, has replaced Emma Hunton on the First National Tour of Wicked as Elphaba.  This was not announced prior to the switch and showed up on the show's website this morning.  DiNoia has appeared as Elphaba in all three of the currently running US productions as well as in the Chicago, London, Australian and South Korean productions.  Congrats Jenny and welcome back!

Tess Soltau is Broadway's New Glinda Standby!

Tess Soltau
Tess Soltau is Broadway's newest Glinda standby!  She replaces Tiffany Haas, who left the company on Sunday.   She has previously been seen in The Addams Family on Broadway, on TV on Law and Order: SVU and White Collar, and on film in Love and Other Drugs.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

NEW PRESS SHOTS: Alyssa Fox, Carrie St. Louis, Ashley Parker Angel.

I will continue to update as new ones come in :)

Alyssa Fox and Carrie St. Louis

Alyssa Fox and Carrie St. Louis

Carrie St. Louis and Alyssa Fox

Alyssa Fox

Ashley Parker Angel and Alyssa Fox

Carrie St. Louis and Alyssa Fox

Alyssa Fox
Carrie St. Louis

Carrie St. Louis

Kristine Zbornik

Ashley Parker Angel

Ashley Parker Angel

Emily B. Koch (Elphaba Standby)

Michael DeVries

Liana Hunt

Think Pink with Kara Lindsay: Episode 4!

Watch Episode 4 of Kara Lindsay's vlog Think Pink.  See Kara's view from the Bubble, and listen to fun mishaps that have happened with various cast members of the show!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

GRAMMY Sunday! Fun Facts about Wicked's Grammy Winning OBCR!

Wicked fans would die without their copy of Wicked's Original Broadway Cast Recording.  The 19 track disc contains most of the songs from the show, and features the voices of huge Broadway names like Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Joel Grey, Norbert Leo Butz and Carole Shelley.

The album was recorded on November 10, 2003 and released on December 16, 2003, to commercial and critical success.  It initially peaked on the Billboard 200 chart at #125, but reached a new peak of #77 in 2011 (a highly impressive feat for a cast recording).  

On November 30, 2006, the record was certified Platinum in the United States (meaning the album has shipped/sold one million copies within a country), and certified double platinum on November 8, 2010.  As of February 2014, the album has sold roughly 2.5 million copies in the United States alone.

The album was awarded the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.

Since its initial release, the album has been re-released three times in the U.S.  Once for the show's 5th Anniversary in 2008, featuring a second disk of foreign and pop recordings of different songs from the show.  It was re-released with an updated essay, the show's new updated artwork, and an updated second disk for the show's 10th Anniversary in 2013, as well as released as a vinyl.

In addition to the Original Broadway Cast, two foreign cast recordings have been made for overseas productions.  In 2007, a German cast recording was released (starring Willemijin Verkaik and Lucy Scherer) and in 2008 a Japanese cast recording was released (artwork not currently available).