Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Laurel Harris, Kara Lindsay and Gene Weygandt to join Wicked's 2nd National Tour in April!

Laurel Harris as Elphaba
Laurel Harris, Kara Lindsay and Gene Weygandt will join the 2nd National Touring company as Elphaba, Glinda and The Wizard respectively on April 2nd in Fresno, CA.

Harris has been a part of Wicked on and off since January 2011 when she joined the 2nd National Tour as an ensemble member and understudy for Elphaba.  She departed the show in early 2012 to understudy the role of Eva in the Broadway revival of Evita and returned to Wicked in 2013, replacing Carla Stickler on the First National Tour as the Standby for Elphaba and departing in early February.

Lindsay comes to Wicked directly from Broadway's Newsies where she originated the role of Katherine Plumber, also originating the role at the show's premiere at the Paper Mill Playhouse.

Weygandt has appeared in Wicked on and off since 2005.  He originated the role in the Chicago company of Wicked, and returned to close it out.  He has also appeared in Wicked's First National Tour and in the Broadway company.  Weygandt has several TV and Film credits to his name. We wish all three new cast members the best!

Current stars Jennifer DiNoia, Hayley Podschun and Walker Jones will play their final performances on March 30th.

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