Monday, February 3, 2014

Christine Dwyer, Jenni Barber, Justin Guarini, Mary Testa and PJ Benjamin to join WICKED on Broadway

Christine Dwyer as Elphaba
Christine Dwyer, Jenni Barber, Justin Guarini, Mary Testa and P.J. Benjamin will join the Broadway company of Wicked on February 25th.  Dwyer as Elphaba, Barber as Glinda, Guarini as Fiyero, Testa as Madame Morrible and Benjamin as The Wizard.

Dwyer has played Elphaba all over the country on the show's 2nd National Tour, as well as playing Maureen on the National Tour of RENT.  She is currently the Standby for Elphaba on Broadway.  Wicked marks her Broadway debut.

Barber has appeared on Broadway in Spelling Bee, The Nance, The Performers and Annie.  Guarini is most notably known for being Kelly Clarkson's runner up on the innagural season of American Idol in 2002, and has appeared on Broadway in Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, American Idiot, and Romeo and Juliet starring Orlando Bloom.  Testa is a two-time Tony nominee, earning nominations for 42nd Street and On The Town.  I saw her in Xanadu and she was hilarious!  Benjamin returns to the role of the Wizard after several stints on Broadway and on Tour.

Lindsay Mendez, Alli Mauzey, Kyle Dean Massey, Carol Kane and Tom McGowan all play their final shows on February 22nd!  Good luck to all! :)

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