Nessa’s Niblets: February 8, 2011

We apologize for this post being late – conflicts arose on both of us who were intending to do it!

Amanda Flynn (former ensemble, u/s Glinda – Los Angeles) is the only American understudy for Glinda who never performed the role; Elinor Collett (former ensemble, u/s Glinda – West End) and Pippa Lloyd (former ensemble, u/s Glinda – West End) are the only two who never went on in the London Production. Every other cover for Glinda and Elphaba has performed the role at some point.

Stephanie J. Block (former Elphaba – Broadway, 1st National Tour) was in the ensemble and understudied Elphaba in the San Francisco try-out of “Wicked”. She sang the solo lines “No one cries they won’t return!” and “I got here early so I could get a good place!” (which is now cut).

– Several “Wicked” cast members have visited other productions of the show from those they perform with to standby for leading roles – known ones include Jennifer DiNoia (s/b Elphaba – Broadway; former s/b Elphaba – Chicago; former swing, u/s Elphaba & Nessarose – Chicago) and Carmen Cusack (former Elphaba – 1st National Tour; former s/b Elphaba – Chicago) who visited the Melbourne and Sydney productions, respectively; Merideth Kaye Clark (former s/b Elphaba – 1st National Tour; former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – 1st National Tour) and Dee Roscioli (former Elphaba – Broadway, Chicago; former s/b Elphaba – Chicago) who visited the San Francisco production; Donna Vivino (former Elphaba – 1st National Tour; former s/b Elphaba – 1st National Tour) who visited the Chicago production, and Heather Spore (ensemble, u/s Glinda – Broadway) who visited the Chicago production.

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2 Responses to Nessa’s Niblets: February 8, 2011

  1. Harry says:

    When did Donna and Heather stand-by in Chicago?

  2. Isaac says:

    Donna was in early 2008. I cannot remember when Heather stood by in Chicago, though it was before then.

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