Nessa’s Niblets: May 18, 2011
I apologize for being a day late.
Mandy Gonzalez (former Elphaba – Broadway) was the standby for Idina Menzel (original Elphaba – Broadway, London) in the role of Amneris in Aida on Broadway.
Ben Vereen (former Wizard- Broadway) and Gene Weygandt (former Wizard – Chicago, 1NT) switched productions for one week in 2005. Mr. Vereen temporarily joined the Chicago production and Mr. Weygandt temporarily joined the Broadway production.
Carmen Cusack (former Elphaba – 1NT; former s/b Elphaba – Chicago, Melbourne) and Jennifer Dinoia (current s/b Elphaba – Broadway; former s/b Elphaba – Chicago, Sydney; former u/s Elphaba – Chicago) were both flown to Australia at different times to be a temporary Elphaba standby.
- Media: WICKED In Kalamazoo
- Video Footage: Beck, Dearman & Menzel Perform At The Olivier Awards
- Idina Menzel’s Concert IDINA & FRIENDS Available To Listen To Online
- Gonzalez, Manolakos, Mendez & Roscioli to be Featured on “Kerrigan-Lowdermilk LIVE” Album
- Media: WICKED In Rochester
- Kathy Fitzgerald, Julia Murney and Stephen Schwartz Will Honor Ben Vereen at LaGuardia High
- Idina Menzel To Guest Star On GLEE, 4/18
- Cast Update: Broadway, 1st National Tour, 2nd National Tour
- Idina Menzel Will Play Australia This Summer
- DiNoia, Podschun & Perlow to Join 2nd National Tour