Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Watch Caroline Bowman and Kara Lindsay become Elphaba and Glinda!

Caroline Bowman
Check out Broadway.com's behind the scenes photos from Caroline Bowman and Kara Lindsay's debut as Elphaba and Glinda last night on Broadway! :)

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Goodbye Christine Dwyer, Mary Testa, Michael Wartella and Michael McCorry Rose!

Dwyer, Tiffany Haas, Testa and Wartella
Today the Broadway company says goodbye to four extremely incredible cast members.  Departing the cast today are Michael Wartella (Boq), Michael McCorry Rose (Fiyero), Mary Testa (Madame Morrible), and Christine Dwyer (Elphaba). 

Wartella came to the Broadway company in July 2013, straight from the 2nd National Tour.  He is loved in the role by many fans, and always makes a very friendly appearance at the stage door.  His presence will be missed!  Rose also joined the Broadway company straight from the 2nd National Tour, as an ensemble member and understudy for Fiyero.  He is finishing his run as full-time Fiyero, having replaced Justin Guarini in the role for a few weeks starting in November.  Testa joined Wicked in February completely new to the show, and has received great notices for her portrayal of Madame Morrible.

Christine Dwyer joined the 2nd National Touring company of Wicked in 2010 as the understudy for Elphaba in the ensemble.  She was promoted to standby for Elphaba in early 2011, and then took over the lead role in April of 2012 on the 2nd National Tour.  She finished her run as Elphaba in April 2013, and then briefly joined the Broadway company of Wicked in November 2013 as the standby for Elphaba, before taking over the role full-time in February.  Christine is known for her love of the people who support her, giving her all at every performance and always being the most sincere person to talk to at the stage door after the show.  All three times I have met her, she has made me feel as though I was the only person waiting, and has been so gracious and kind.  I know great things are in store for her, and she will have a long post-Wicked career.

Oz speed my dears, and we welcome Kara Lindsay, Caroline Bowman, Kathy Fitzgerald, Robin de Jesús and Matt Shingledecker to the Gershwin on Tuesday!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Caroline Bowman, Kara Lindsay, Matt Shingledecker, Robin De Jesus and Kathy Fitzgerald to join Wicked on Broadway.

Kara Lindsay
Caroline Bowman and Kara Lindsay will replace Christine Dwyer and Jenni Barber as Elphaba and Glinda respectively on Broadway beginning December 16th.  Tiffany Haas, as previously announced, will play Glinda between November 25th and December 10th, Lindsay Northen will play Glinda from the 10th until the 14th.  In addition, Kathy Fitzgerald will return to Broadway as Madame Morrible, Matt Shingledecker will join the Broadway company as Fiyero and Tony Nominee Robin De Jesús will play Boq.

Lindsay, Fitzgerald and Shingledecker join the Broadway company directly from the 2nd National Touring Company of Wicked.  Bowman previously understudied the role of Elphaba on Broadway and returns to the Gershwin after playing Eva Perón in the National Tour of Evita.  De Jesús has appeared on Broadway in In The Heights, La Cage Aux Folles and Rent.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tiffany Haas to TEMPORARILY replace Jenni Barber as Glinda, 11/25.

Tiffany Haas
Tiffany Haas, who has been the standby for Glinda on Broadway for two years now, will temporarily replace Jenni Barber as Glinda from 11/25 to 12/10.  Lindsay Northen will play the role of Glinda from 12/10-12/14.  Barber will play her final performance this Sunday, 11/23.  Haas played the role of Glinda on the 2nd National Tour after understudying the role on tour, and performing as a swing and Nessarose cover early in the Broadway run.  Congratulations Tiffany! :)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Check out Wicked on Project Runway, 11/13!



On Thursday, November 13th, Lifetime's hit Project Runway will get Wicked.  The show filmed a special episode at the Gerswhin Theatre.  The contestants of the show are using Wicked themes in their outfits, and the winning outfit will be displayed in the lobby of the Gershwin Theatre beginning Friday, November 14th.  The episode will feature current Wicked stars Christine Dwyer and Jenni Barber, as well as host Alyssa Milano floating down in Glinda's bubble.  Check it out, as well as Broadwayworld's full article here!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Carrie St. Louis, Ashley Parker Angel, Kristine Zbornik and John Davidson will join 2NT on 11/26.

Carrie St. Louis
Carrie St. Louis, recent star of Broadway's Rock of Ages as Sherrie, will join the 2nd National Touring company of Wicked as Glinda, replacing Kara Lindsay, on Wednesday, November 26th.  In addition, the company will welcome Ashley Parker Angel (Hairspray, ABC's Making The Band) as Fiyero,  John Davidson, who just finished a run on the First National Tour as the Wizard and Kristine Zbornik (9 to 5, A Catered Affair) as Madame Morrible.  Best witches to all four, and best witches to Kara Lindsay, Matt Shingledecker, Kathy Fitzgerald and Gene Weygandt!

The company currently stars Laurel Harris as Elphaba and Kara Lindsay as G(a)linda.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Vote for Defying Gravity for Broadway's Most Magical Special Effect!

Broadway.com
Broadway.com is currently running a poll of which special effect is the most magical on Broadway!  Defying Gravity is something very special, so go ahead and vote for Wicked's big moment!