Friday, April 18, 2014

Fun Photo Friday with Christine Dwyer!

Christine Dwyer posted this awesome picture of her on the subway with the caption:

"And then sometimes you pick a seat on the train and only after the doors close you realize you cannot escape the green girl....she's lurking everywhereeeeee"

No Christine, you can't get away, and we don't want you to!  You're too excellent! :)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Throwback Thursday! Backstage at Wicked in Manila!

Check out these cool backstage videos from Wicked in Manila, which show you some of the costumes, makeup and hair that go into Wicked! :)

Part 1:

Part 2:

NEW PHOTOS: Laurel Harris, Kara Lindsay, Matt Shingledecker and 2nd National Tour!

All photos COPYRIGHT Joan Marcus!  Wicked 2nd National Touring Company (Munchkinland Tour) 2014 cast!
Kara Lindsay as Glinda
Thank Goodness
Kara Lindsay as Glinda
No One Mourns the Wicked 
Kara Lindsay as Glinda and Laurel Harris as Elphaba
Cornfield Scene
Kara Lindsay as Glinda, Laurel Harris
as Elphaba!
For Good
Kathy Fitzgerald as Madame Morrible
Dear Old Shim
Laurel Harris as Elphaba
No Good Deed
Laurel Harris as Elphaba
Defying Gravity
Laurel Harris as Elphaba and Kara Lindsay as Galinda

Lee Slobotkin as Boq
Dear Old Shim
Matt Shingledecker as Fiyero
As Long As You're Mine! 
Matt Shingledecker as Fiyero
Dancing Through Life
Matt Shingledecker as Fiyero and Laurel Harris as Elphaba
As Long As You're Mine

Monday, April 14, 2014

Musical Monday: UNDERSTUDY REHEARSAL with David Hull!

David Hull, who has appeared in the Broadway and First National Touring companies of Wicked in the ensemble and as an understudy for both Boq and Fiyero, was apparently born to play the green girl herself!  Hull here sings "No Good Deed" and rocks a wicked falsetto, as well as some very smooth high notes in his 'chest voice'.  Enjoy!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Backstage with Alli Mauzey!

Enjoy this video from the 2009 The Wonderful World of Wicked backstage series!  In this video, watch Alli Mauzey turn into Glinda in her dressing room! :)  

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Twitter Tuesday: Natalie Daradich and Kristine Reese!

Gotta say'd have my vote too! :)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Wicked Movie In The Works!

Victoria Matlock and Christina DeCicco (Wicked 1NT- 2007)
No, this is no April Fool's joke!  According to Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz, work has begun on the Wicked film, though there is no release date, or even a ballpark of when we can expect to see it in theatres.   Still, this is exciting to the many people who have waited for years and years to see Wicked on the big screen!  Oz speed to the creative team!


Monday, March 31, 2014

Musical Monday: Andy Karl in Rocky!

Margo Seibert and Andy Karl in Rocky: The Musical!
On Saturday afternoon, I got to see the new Broadway musical Rocky at the Winter Garden Theatre.  The show has several Wicked alums in it, Sam J. Cahn, James Brown III, John Schiappa, Dan'yelle Williamson, Adam Perry, and most notably Andy Karl.  Before I talk about Andy Karl's performance in Rocky, for those who do not know, he starred in Wicked on Broadway as Fiyero from February 2010-January 2011.  I got to see him in the role in April 2010, and liked him a lot.  He did a great job with the role.  I have also seen him perform in The Mystery of Edwin Drood as Neville Landless.  He was hysterical and stole the show.

Rocky was a pretty good show overall.  Act two was much stronger than Act 1, it was very exciting and I rooted for Rocky more during the second act than the first.  The score was pretty good overall, though I will not be in any huge rush to buy the cast recording.  Both Karl and Seibert had stellar solo moments though, and their voices are both phenomenal.  Karl was a very good choice for Rocky.  He had perfect inflection, vocal mannerisms and attitude.  I am familiar with the film and I thought he did a great job not imitating the portrayal of the character that everyone is familiar with.  He certainly stayed true to the character, but he made it his own.  The show is a marathon for whoever is playing this role, and he certainly did not seem exhausted after the show, which shows that he knows how to pace himself.  I could see him possibly being nominated for a Tony Award for the role, because he really drives the show.  I would give the show a 7/10.  It was an very enjoyable afternoon and I have had parts of the show stuck in my mind, which is a good thing!  I would recommend the show to people, though it is not at the top of my recommendation list.

Andy Karl, Katie Rose Clarke and Rondi Reed in Wicked