Media: WICKED in Dallas

Amanda Jane Cooper and Emily Koch

Amanda Jane Cooper and Emily Koch

Check out these articles from the WICKED 2nd National Tour’s stop in Dallas. WICKED will be in Dallas through May 22.

‘Wicked’ celebrates friendship

‘Wicked’ expected to work its usual magic

Review: ‘Wicked’

 

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Nessa’s Niblets: April 18, 2016

Katie Rose Clarke

Katie Rose Clarke

Katie Rose Clarke (former Glinda – Broadway, 1st Natl. Tour) and David Burnham (former Fiyero – Broadway) both performed in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA.

Hannah Shankman (ensemble, Elphaba/Nessarose u/s – Broadway) was in the 2014 revival of SIDE SHOW.

Jonathan Ritter (former swing, u/s Chistery –  San Fransisco; former ensemble, Fiyero u/s – Broadway), Todd Anderson (former Universal Swing, u/s Chistery), Rhett George (former ensemble – Broadway), and Manuel Herrera (former ensemble – Broadway; original Chistery, ensemble – Broadway, Pre-Broadway) were all in the original Broadway cast of the 2005 revival SWEET CHARITY.

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Hilty to Guest Star on “The Good Wife”

Megan Hilty

Megan Hilty

Megan Hilty (former Glinda – Los Angeles, 1st Natl. Tour, Broadway; former s/b Glinda – Broadway) will guest star on an episode of “The Good Wife”. In the episode titled “Landing”, Hilty portrays Holly Westfall, a rival business owner of Gary Cole’s character Kurt McVeigh. “The Good Wife” stars Julianna Margulies and Broadway vets Alan Cumming and Christine Baranski. The episode airs Sunday, April 17 at 9 pm on CBS.

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Nessa’s Niblets: April 4, 2016

Emily Koch

Emily Koch

Emily Koch (Elphaba – 2nd Natl. Tour; former Elphaba s/b – Broadway, 2nd Natl. Tour) and Amanda Jane Cooper (Glinda – 2nd Natl. Tour, former Glinda – 1st Natl. Tour) both attended Carnegie Mellon University.

Richard H. Blake (former Fiyero – Asian Tour, Broadway, 1st Natl. Tour) and Kristoffer Cusick (former Fiyero – Chicago, Los Angeles; former t/r Fiyero – Broadway; former ensemble, u/s Fiyero – Broadway, Pre-Broadway) were in the original Broadway cast of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. Andy Karl (former Fiyero – Broadway) and Donna Vivino (former s/b Elphaba – Broadway, 1st Natl. Tour; former Elphaba – 1st Natl. Tour) were also in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER.

Annaleigh Ashford (former Glinda – Chicago, Broadway; former ensemble, u/s Glinda – 1st Natl. Tour) earned a Tony for her work in YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU.

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Nessa’s Niblets: March 14, 2016

Michelle Federer

Michelle Federer

Michelle Federer (Nessarose – Original Broadway Cast) was in the movies “Rachel Getting Married” and “Kinsey”.

Nicole Parker (former Elphaba – 1st Natl. Tour, Broadway) and Stuart Zagnit (Wizard – 2nd Natl. Tour) were both in the Broadway musical THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE.

Andrew Palermo (ensemble, u/s Boq – original Broadway company) and Emily Rozek (former s/b Glinda – Los Angeles; former ensemble, u/s Glinda – 1st Natl. Tour) both performed in the 1999 Broadway revival of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN.

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Media: WICKED in Costa Mesa

Emily Koch

Emily Koch

Check out these articles on the WICKED 2nd National Tour’s stop in Costa Mesa. WICKED will be in Costa Mesa until Sunday, March 6 before it moves to San Francisco.

Emily Koch on KX 93.5 – radio interview

Six reasons to see WICKED

Curtain up: A WICKED good time

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Nessa’s Niblets: February 29, 2016

Emily Rozek

Emily Rozek

Emily Rozek (former s/b Glinda – Los Angeles; former ensemble, u/s Glinda – 1st Natl. Tour), Megan Sikora (former ensemble, u/s Glinda – Chicago; former ensemble, u/s Glinda, Nessarose – Broadway),  and Liz McCartney (former Madame Morrible – 1st Natl. Tour) were all in the Broadway production of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE.

Brynn O’Malley (former Nessarose – 1st Natl. Tour, Broadway), Hayley Podschun (former Glinda – 2nd Natl. Tour), and Stacie Morgain Lewis (former Glinda – Chicago; former s/b Glinda – Broadway; former ensemble, u/s Glinda, u/s Nessarose – Broadway) were in Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE.

Kathy Santen (midwife, u/s Madame Morrible – Broadway), Gina Ferrall (former Madame Morrible – 2nd Natl. Tour), and Tregoney Shepherd (midwife, u/s Madame Morrible – 2nd Natl. Tour) all played Madame Thénardier in the original Broadway production of LES MISERABLES.

 

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WICKED Alums Set for Broadway Sings Billy Joel

Christine Dwyer

Christine Dwyer

The Broadway Sings concert series will present its 10th concert on February 22 with a concert honoring the music of Billy Joel.  With music orchestrated and arranged by Joshua Stephen Kartes, the concert is set to include Christine Dwyer (former Elphaba – Broadway; former s/b Elphaba – Broadway; former Elphaba, s/b Elphaba, ensemble, u/s Elphaba – 2nd Natl. Tour), Alexa Green (former ensemble, u/s Glinda – San Francisco, Los Angeles), Arielle Jacobs (former Nessarose – Broadway), Corey Mach (former ensemble, u/s Fiyero – 1st Natl. Tour), Ginna Claire Mason (Glinda s/b – Broadway), Rachel Potter (former ensemble, u/s Glinda – 2nd Natl. Tour), Brandon Rubendall (former ensemble, u/s Fiyero – 1st Natl. Tour), and Natalie Weiss (former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – 2nd Natl. Tour).

For tickets to the show, visit http://highlineballroom.com. Highline Ballroom is located at 431 W 16th Street. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 day of show, or $20 with a student ID (at the door only).

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Media: The 18 Wonderful Witches of WICKED on Broadway

Check out this article that TimeOut did on 18 women who have played Elphaba on Broadway. In these interviews, they talk about their favorite show moments, memorable technical mishaps, best fan gifts, their favorite Fiyeros and much more!

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Nessa’s Niblets: February 15, 2016

Tom Flynn

Tom Flynn

Tom Flynn (former Dr. Dillamond – Broadway, 1st Natl. Tour, San Francisco), William Ryall (Witch’s Father/Ozian official, Dillamond/Wizard u/s – Broadway), and Andrew Palermo (ensemble, u/s Boq – original Broadway company) were in the 1995 Broadway revival of HOW TO SUCCESS IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING.

Idina Menzel (Elphaba – Original Broadway Cast, Original West End Cast), Taye Diggs (former Fiyero – Broadway) and Timothy Britten Parker (former Dr. Dillamond – Broadway, 1st Natl. Tour, 2nd Natl. Tour) were all in the original Broadway cast of RENT. Other former WICKED cast members to have performed in RENT on Broadway include: Sebastian Arcelus (former Fiyero – Broadway, 1st Natl. Tour), Richard H. Blake (former Fiyero – Asian Tour, Broadway, 1st Natl. Tour), Norbert Leo Butz (Original Fiyero – Broadway), Telly Leung (former Boq – Chicago), Eden Espinosa (former Elphaba – San Francisco, Los Angeles, Broadway; former t/r Elphaba – 1st Natl. Tour; former s/b Elphaba, u/s Nessarose – Broadway), Robin de Jesus (former Boq – Broadway), Colin Hanlon (former Fiyero – 1st Natl. Tour), Justin Brill (former Boq, ensemble, u/s Boq – 1st Natl. Tour) and Kendra Kassebaum (former Glinda – San Francisco, Broadway, 1st Natl. Tour).

Kristin Chenoweth (original Glinda – Broadway, Pre-Broadway) and Meggie Cansler (former ensemble, u/s Glinda – 1st Natl. Tour; former universal swing) were both in the 2006 Broadway revival of THE APPLE TREE.

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