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!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! I've seen Gina as Glinda twice and Jesse as Boq 5 times. I'm gonna miss them!