Friday, August 22, 2014

Wicked London Company takes on the ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE!


TO DONATE VIA WICKED text ICED55 plus the amount you wish to donate.

The New York Times re-visits Oz!

Jenni Barber as Glinda
Click here to read a review of the show in its current state, starring Christine Dwyer and Jenni Barber.  This review is positive with a few negative notes sprinkled in there, however the overall tone implies what all Wicked fans know to be true.  There is no stopping this big green show.  What do you think of this review? Comment, tweet me @FlyingHighWKD, or email me: flyinghighwithwicked@yahoo.com! :)

Theatre.com Interview with Kerry Ellis!


Click HERE to read this very cool interview with the famous green girl, who is currently back at the Apollo Victoria Theatre as Elphaba through the beginning of October!

Broadway.com Interview with Broadway Boq Michael Wartella!

Click HERE to read this great Broadway.com interview with current Broadway Munchkin Michael Wartella!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Kim Zimmer will return to Wicked 1NT 9/30!

Kim Zimmer as Madame Morrible
Four-Time Emmy Award winner Kim Zimmer will return to the role of Madame Morrible on the First National Tour of Wicked beginning September 30, 2014 in Albuquerque.  Zimmer previously played the role of Madame Morrible on the First National Tour in 2012/2013.  The tour currently stars Emma Hunton as Elphaba, Chandra Lee Schwartz as Glinda, Nick Adams as Fiyero and Tim Kazurinsky as the Wizard.

Friday, August 8, 2014

NEW PHOTOS: Kerry Ellis returns to the role of Elphaba!

Some new photographs of West End and Broadway star Kerry Ellis have appeared this morning on WICKED UK's official Twitter and Instagram feed.  These stunning pictures are the first new pro-shots of Ellis as Elphaba since pictures of her were taken in 2008 when she was on Broadway for the 5th Anniversary!  *I will continue updating this post as new pictures come in! :)




Sunday, July 27, 2014

Goodbye Gina Beck and Jesse JP Johnson!

Johnson as Boq and Beck as Glinda
Today the First National Tour of Wicked says goodbye to two cast members, Jesse JP Johnson (Boq) and Gina Beck (Glinda).  Jesse first joined Wicked in 2011 on Broadway, as an ensemble member and understudy for Boq.  He joined the First National Tour of Wicked in April 2013 in the role of Boq full-time, and has been playing it since.  Gina Beck played the role of Glinda in London's West End from 2011-2013, replacing Louise Dearman.  She joined the First National Tour of Wicked in December 2013.  I got the opportunity to see both of these wonderful performers in these roles several times, Gina 4 times and Jesse 3, and they are so excellent in their roles, both wonderful actors with beautiful voices.  They will be greatly missed and I hope Wicked has not seen the last of them!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Peter Hollens and Nick Pitera WICKED Medley!


Youtube a capella master Peter Hollens released a new video of he and Nick Pitera performing a medley of Wicked's greatest hits! It's pretty awesome fellow Ozians!  Check it out!