Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Week in Review: Alyssa Fox to join Wicked on Broadway, Aaron Tveit is Popular!

Alyssa Fox will join the Broadway company of Wicked on 2/2, joining previously announced new stars Judy Kaye, Carrie St. Louis, who recently starred as Glinda opposite Fox's Elphaba on the road, and more.  Fox will serve as the Elphaba standby in the Broadway company, as Rachel Tucker will continue to play Elphaba.  Fox joins Wicked on Broadway directly from the Munchkinland Touring Company of the show where she starred as Elphaba after previously serving as the standby for over two years.  Fox made her Wicked debut in the San Francisco company of Wicked in 2010, where she appeared in the ensemble and understudied the role of Elphaba.  Wicked marks Fox's Broadway debut.

Also making headlines is the newest #OutOfOz series video, this time starring former Fiyero (and the star of Grease Live!) Aaron Tveit, singing Galinda's showstopping number 'Popular!'

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Carrie St. Louis, Judy Kaye, Peter Scolari and More Will Join Wicked on Broadway!

Wicked on Broadway will be getting some fresh faces just in time for Valentine's Day!  Beginning 2/2, Carrie St. Louis will assume the role of Glinda and Peter Scolari will step into the role of the Wizard at the Gershwin Theatre, with Kathy Fitzgerald temporarily returning to the role of Madame Morrible from 2/2 until Tony Award winner Judy Kaye joins the company on 2/16.

Joining them will be Dawn Cantwell as Nessarose, Michael Genet as Dr. Dillamond, and Zachary Piser as Boq.  They replace Arielle Jacobs, Timothy Britten Parker and Robin De Jesus respectively.

St. Louis most recently starred in the National Touring company of Wicked as Glinda, after making her Broadway debut as Sherrie in Rock of Ages.  Judy Kaye is a two-time Tony Award winner for Phantom and Nice Work If You Can Get It.  Scolari was last seen on Broadway in Bronx Bombers.

Congratulations to all of these wonderful performers, and if you love the current principles, get down to the Gershwin before 1/31 before all but two of them leave!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Wicked Brasil - Apresentação do Elenco (Wicked Brazil Casting Announcement!)

Check out the casting announcement for Wicked's Brazilian Company (opening in March) below!

One Short Day:

Interviews with the cast:

NEW PRESS SHOTS: Emily Koch, Amanda Jane Cooper, Jake Boyd, Megan Masako Haley and More!

This week, new press photos of the current stars of the Munchkinland tour of Wicked have been released, and they are wonderful!  Some new poses and angles, as well as some old ones that have been put to bed for a while!  Absolutely love these photos!

Emily Koch as Elphaba
Wendy Worthington and Emily Koch
Stuart Zagnit and Emily Koch
Emily Koch and Megan Masako Haley
Jake Boyd and Emily Koch
Amanda Jane Cooper and Emily Koch
Emily Koch and Amanda Jane Cooper
Amanda Jane Cooper and Emily Koch
Jake Boyd and Emily Koch
Emily Koch
Amanda Jane Cooper and Jake Boyd
Amanda Jane Cooper and Emily Koch
Emily Koch

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Out of Oz! Kara Lindsay and Rachel Tucker Sing I'm Not That Girl!

In the second installment of Out of Oz, Rachel Tucker and Kara Lindsay sing a bluegrass/folky version of Elphaba's mellow loneliness anthem, I'm Not That Girl.  Quite a beautiful rendition!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Fiyero Time! Episodes 3 + 4. Backstage with Jonah Platt, Hannah Shankman, Emily Koch, Ginna Claire Mason and more!

Episode THREE (which I missed posting as I was on vaca with no wifi- sorry guys!), Jonah Platt interviews Hannah Shankman on the day of her Nessarose debut, and answers the usual round of fan questions!

In episode four of Fiyero Time, Jonah takes the fans backstage, and interviews new Glinda standby Ginna Claire Mason, former Elphaba standby (and new touring Elphaba!) Emily Koch, in addition to answering the continuous stream of fan questions!  

Sunday, December 6, 2015

OFFICIAL: Amanda Jane Cooper, Emily Koch, Megan Masako Haley and Sam Seferian will join Wicked 2NT, 12/9.

Amanda Jane Cooper and Emily Koch will be Broadway's next set of Wicked witches!  Cooper returns to the show after playing the role of Glinda on Wicked's First National Tour in 2011.  Koch returns to the tour, on which she previously served as standby, directly from the Broadway company of Wicked.  

A CMU graduate, Cooper has appeared in Letters for Algeria, BUNKED! A New Musical, What the Butler Saw, and Bye Bye Birdie.  She has also appeared on your TV on hit shows on 'Glee,' 'Jessie,' (Disney Channel), 'Bones' and 'Masters of Sex.'

Also a CMU graduate, Koch's credits include Little Women, VaulueVille, and Housewarming at NYMTF.

Joining Cooper and Koch on tour will be recent Penn State graduate Sam Seferian as Boq, and Megan Masako Haley as Nessarose.  All four will begin performances on Wednesday, December 9th.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Fiyero Time Episode 1 with Jonah Platt!

Check out the first episode of Jonah Platt's new behind the scenes blog!  Go backstage with Platt and meet current stars Rachel Tucker and Kara Lindsay, see a typical show day for him, hear him answer twitter questions and more!