Bowman and Lindsay New Witches on Broadway

Caroline Bowman

Caroline Bowman

Congratulations to Caroline Bowman (former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – Broadway) and Kara Lindsay (current Glinda – 2nd Natl. Tour), who will be taking over the roles of Elphaba and Glinda respectively, in the Broadway company starting on December 16, 2014. In addition to Ms. Bowman and Ms. Lindsay taking over the roles, Kathy Fitzgerald (Current Madame Morrible – 2nd Natl. Tour, former Madame Morrible – Broadway), will return as Madame Morrible, Matt Shingledecker (current Fiyero – 2nd Natl. Tour) will take over as Fiyero, and Robin De Jesús will take over as Boq. 

 

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Media: WICKED in Hartford

Kara Lindsay

Kara Lindsay

Check out these articles from the WICKED 2nd National Tour’s stop in Hartford. If you haven’t had a chance to see it, WICKED will be in Hartford through November 23.

WICKED Now Playing at the Bushnell (Kara Lindsay and Laurel Harris perform)

Behind the Scenes of WICKED with Glinda (includes interview with Kara Lindsay)

WICKED Still Wonderful

Getting ‘WICKED’ly green to get in character (watch Laurel Harris get greenified)

 

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Whitney Brandt to Join 2nd National Tour of WICKED

Whitney Brandt

Whitney Brandt

Whitney Brandt will be joining the 2nd National Tour of WICKED, beginning November 26 in Norfolk, VA. Ms. Brandt will be performing in the ensemble and understudying the role of Glinda, replacing Lindsey Brett Carothers.

Ms. Brandt is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan’s musical theatre program and has performed in The MUNY’s productions of WEST SIDE STORY and SHREK.

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Angel, Davidson, St. Louis & Zbornik to Join 2nd National Tour of WICKED

Carrie St. Louis

Carrie St. Louis

The company of the second North American tour of WICKED will welcome Carrie St. Louis as Glinda, Kristine Zbornik as Madame Morrible, John Davidson as The Wizard and Ashley Parker Angel as Fiyero beginning November 26 in Norfolk, VA. They replace current cast members Kara LindsayKathy Fitzgerald, Gene Weygandt and Matt Shingledecker, respectively.

The four actors will join a cast that includes Laurel Harris as Elphaba, Emily Behny (Nessarose), Michael DeVries (Dr. Dillamond), Lee Slobotkin (Boq) and Alyssa Fox (standby for Elphaba) with Keith A. Bearden, Kerry Blanchard, Whitney BrandtJane BrockmanBeka BurnhamBridie Carroll, Kennedy Caughell, Antonette Cohen, Hayley Ann DorlingMichael DroletNatalie Fotopoulos, Dan Gleason, Kali Grinder, Lauren Haughton, Ryan Jackson, Dashí Mitchell, Jay Reynolds Jr., Lauren Sambataro, Wayne Schroder, Travis Taber, Jeremy Thompson, Nicky Venditti, Michael Williams and Justin Wirick.

St. Louis most recently appeared on Broadway in ROCK OF AGES as Sherrie. Zbornik appeared on Broadway in A CATERED AFFAIR, toured nationally with 9 TO 5 as Roz and appeared in the Las Vegas production of MAMMA MIA! as Rosie. Davidson returns to WICKED after appearing in the first North American Tour as The Wizard last year. He has appeared on Broadway in STATE FAIR as Abel and OKLAHOMA! as Curly (Theater Guild Award). Angel appeared on Broadway in HAIRSPRAY as Link Larkin.

Tickets for the Norfolk engagement are available at ticketmaster.com/wicked, by phone at (800) 745-3000 or at the Scope Arena Box Office, located at 201 East Brambleton Avenue in downtown Norfolk.

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Florence Andrews Joins Cast of West End’s ONCE

Florence Andrews

Florence Andrews

Florence Andrews (former ensemble, u/s Glinda, u/s Nessarose – West End) has joined the cast of the West End company of ONCE. Ms. Andrews is the standby for the role of Girl.

ONCE plays at London’s Phoenix Theatre, where it will close March 21, 2015, before heading on a European tour.

For tickets and more information, visit oncemusical.co.uk.

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Ben Liebert Cast in Reading of BY WHEEL and BY WING

Ben Liebert

Ben Liebert

Ben Liebert (former Boq – 1st Ntl. Tour, Broadway) has been cast in an invite-only reading of the WWII musical BY WHEEL AND BY WIND.

According to press notes, the show “relates the struggle of the Parnes family who lived on the Polish-Ukraine border at the outbreak of World War II. Through luck, coincidence and the family’s insistence on staying together, they found themselves traveling always eastward. Although the Jewish family remained only a few days ahead of the Nazi invasion, they were never caught or imprisoned, and survived, family intact, at the end of the war.”

The reading will be held at 6pm on November 3, 2014 in the Edmond J. Safra Hall of the Museum of Jewish Heritage at 36 Battery Place.

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Media: WICKED in Las Vegas

Emma Hunton

Emma Hunton

Check out these articles from the 1st National Tour of WICKED’s stop in Las Vegas.  WICKED will be in Las Vegas through November 9th.

The witch is back: WICKED is ready for another clean sweep of the Smith Center

WICKED returns to Vegas (includes interview with Tim Kazurinsky and Kim Zimmer)

WICKED elicits erupt-tastic response at Smith Center

 

 

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Kennedy Caughell to Join 2nd National Tour of WICKED

Kennedy Caughell

Kennedy Caughell

Kennedy Caughell will be joining the 2nd National Tour of WICKED, beginning November 1 in Toronto, ON. Ms. Caughell will be performing in the ensemble and understudying the role of Elphaba, replacing Madeline Trumble.

Ms. Caughell’s credits include playing Heather on the 2nd National Tour of AMERICAN IDIOT and playing Betty Hayes in Engeman Theater’s production of WHITE CHRISTMAS.

For more information about Ms. Caughell, visit her website at kennedycaughell.com.

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Sarah Schenkkan Cast in Toronto Premiere of THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD

Sarah Schenkkan

Sarah Schenkkan

Sarah Schenkkan (former ensemble, u/s Glinda – 1st Natl. Tour) has been cast as Alice in the Canadian premiere of THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD. THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD will play at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg from November 11 through December 6, with an official opening November 13. The production will then play Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre December 23 through March 1, 2015.

According to press notes, playwright David Farr‘s THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD is a “ wildly imaginative, theatrically dazzling new spin on the familiar fable that has thrilled and surprised audiences international. Critics have cheered the eye-popping, athletic and endlessly inventive production from acclaimed director Gisli Örn Gardarsson, which explodes off the stage to take place in front, above and on all sides of the audience. This rollicking production is filled with swashbuckling, acrobatics, comedy, romance and original music, played on-stage, by the acclaimed band PARSONFIELD.

Forget everything you ever knew about Robin Hood. In this reimagining, Robin and his unmerry gang of cutthroats steal from the rich, but it’s never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone. But when wicked Prince John threatens all, bold Marion steps in to protect the poor and transform a thuggish Robin from hood to good.”

For tickets and more information about THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD, visit mtc.mb.ca or mirvish.com/shows/theheartofrobinhood.

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Emma Hatton to be West End’s New Elphaba

Emma Hatton

Emma Hatton will take over the role of Elphaba in the London production of WICKED following Jennifer DiNoia‘s previously announced 14 week limited engagement.  Ms. Hatton is currently the standby for Elphaba and will take over full time in February 2015.

The current cast includes Savannah Stevenson as Glinda, Jeremy Taylor as Fiyero, Martyn Ellis as The Wizard, Liza Sadovy as Madame Morrible, Philip Childs as Doctor Dillamond, Katie Rowley Jones as Nessarose and Sam Lupton as Boq.

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