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.
- Green and Vivino Set for Scott Alan Concert at Birdland
- Block, Grey & Wicks Set For Marvin Hamlisch Celebration
- Video Footage: Block & Hilty At New York Pops Gala
- Block, Haynie & Mendez Set for Second Stage Theatre’s Spring Gala
- Media: WICKED In Kalamazoo
- Media: WICKED In Dallas
- Cast Update: Broadway, 1st National Tour
- Stephanie J. Block & Annaleigh Ashford Nominated for Tony Awards
- Six WICKED Performers Nominated for Drama Desk Awards; Jayne Houdyshell Receives Special Award
- Ashford, Block, Butz, Karl & Verkaik Nominated for Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards