Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Rachel Tucker's Greatest Hits

Who is Kim Kardashian compared to Rachel Tucker? Rachel seems to have accomplished Kim's goal of breaking the internet today, when the news that she will be Broadway's newest Elphaba was released!  So since everyone is so excited, I decided to gather a few of Tucker's most awesome (legally recorded) performances from across the pond!  Enjoy y'all!

Rachel Tucker and Jonah Platt to join Wicked on Broadway 9/15!

Rachel Tucker
Rachel Tucker and Jonah Platt will join the Broadway company of Wicked beginning September 15th in the roles of Elphaba and Fiyero respectively.  Tucker holds the record for most consecutive performances for playing Elphaba in the West End production of Wicked, and won a WhatsOnStage Award for Best Takeover in a Musical for her interpretation of the role.  She recently made her Broadway debut in the short-lived Sting musical The Last Ship.  

She will be joined by Jonah Platt as Fiyero.  Platt's stage credits include HAIR (Hollywood Bowl) and the LA revival of Bare.  He also has numerous writing credits to his name, and is currently working on a musical adaptation of the bestselling novel The Giver by Lois Lowry.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Jake Boyd, Wendy Worthington and Stuart Zagnit to join Wicked on Tour, 8/26.

Jake Boyd
Jake Boyd, most recently seen as Franz in Rock of Ages on Broadway, will join the Munchkinland Tour of Wicked in the role of Fiyero.  Addtional credits include Carrie (Tommy), and The Last Smoker in America (Jimmy).  

Joining Boyd will be Wendy Worthington (Die, Mommie, Die!, Man of La Mancha, The Guardsman and TV's Ally McBeal) as Madame Morrible, and Stuart Zagnit (Newsies, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Wild Party, The People in the Picture) as the Wizard.\

Wicked's Munchkinland, or 2nd National Tour currently stars Alyssa Fox as Elphaba and Carrie St. Louis as Glinda.

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!