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! 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!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Flying High on Facebook!

Flying High is now on Facebook!  After the very positive reaction and response to joining twitter about a year ago, I decided to create a Facebook page to continue to spread the word about my site :)  Please go give it a like here!  I would love to see the number of likes continue to rise, I've had such a positive response so far after just a few hours! :)  Thank y'all!

Happy Wicked Day!

Christine Dwyer and Jenni Barber
Happy 11th Birthday to Wicked on Broadway!  On October 30, 2003, this gorgeous show opened at the George Gershwin Theatre on Broadway.  It received mixed reviews from critics, and did not win Best Musical, which could have easily been the end of this beautiful piece.  But 11 years later and it has become a global phenomenon, and out-run every competitor for the 2003 Tony Award for Best Musical by at least half a decade.  Oddly symbolic for a show about being yourself and not letting anyone bring you down.  Last year, Wicked celebrated 10 years on Broadway, and I have never seen such an outpouring of love from cast members and fans alike, and though some may not consider the show's 11th Birthday to be as big a deal, in the words of the 11th actress to play Elphaba on Broadway Mandy Gonzalez, "I'm number 11, so that right there is fabulous."