Monthly Archives: June 2012

Cooper and Taylor Set for National Music Theatre Conference Presentations

Amanda Jane Cooper (former Glinda – 1st Ntl. Tour) and Myra Lucretia Taylor (former Madame Morrible – 1st Ntl. Tour) are both set to take part in presentations of new musicals at the National Music Theatre Center Conference in Waterford, … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: June 19, 2012

Patrice Tipoki (Elphaba – Sydney; former s/b Elphaba – Sydney; former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – Melbourne) and Renee Armstrong (former ensemble – Melbourne, Sydney) performed together in the pop group “Girlband.” Kerry Ellis (former Elphaba – West End, Broadway; former … Continue reading

Carla Stickler to Sing National Anthem at San Diego Padres Game

Carla Stickler (s/b Elphaba, u/s Nessarose – 1st Ntl. Tour; former ensemble, u/s Elphaba, Nessarose – 1st Ntl. Tour) will be performing the National Anthem at the San Diego Padres game on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. The game time is … Continue reading

Patty Duke To Guest Star On DROP DEAD DIVA Tonight, 6/17

Tonight, Sunday June 17, 2012, Patty Duke (former Madame Morrible – San Francisco) will guest star on the Lifetime series Drop Dead Diva. Drop Dead Diva airs on Lifetime at 10/9c. Please check your local listings to confirm airtime. Read … Continue reading

Megan Hilty Among Instructors For MAKING IT ON BROADWAY

Megan Hilty (former Glinda – Los Angeles, 1NT, Broadway; former s/b Glinda – Broadway) will be one of the instructors at MAKING IT ON BROADWAY, a week-long intensive theater study program, where students can take master classes and work with … Continue reading

Idina Menzel Cast In Disney’s FROZEN

Idina Menzel (Elphaba – Original Broadway Cast) will lend her voice to the animated feature, FROZEN. FROZEN is “loosely based on 1845′s The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen”. Ms. Menzel will voice the role of The Snow Queen. Source

Cast Update: June 13, 2012

2nd National Tour Jane Brockman has replaced Linda Griffin as the Midwife and as an understudy for Madame Morrible.

Nessa’s Niblets: June 13, 2012

Jane Brockman (Midwife, u/s Madame Morrible – 2NT) played “Glinda” in Northern Stage’s production of THE WIZARD OF OZ. Clifton Davis (Dr. Dillamond – 1NT) wrote several hits for The Jackson 5 including “Never Can Say Goodbye” and “Lookin’ Through the … Continue reading

Video Footage: Julia Murney Chats With Seth Rudetsky

Check out this video of Julia Murney (former Elphaba – Broadway, 1NT) where she discusses some of her non-theater gigs with Seth Rudetsky. The video was posted by YouTube user PLAYBILLVIDEO. Warning: Ms. Murney discusses mature content is this video, … Continue reading

Beck & Davis-Jones Star In LITTLE WOMEN Charity Concert, 6/24

Gina Beck (Glinda – West End) and Nikki Davis-Jones (s/b Elphaba – West End) will participate in a charity concert performance of the musical LITTLE WOMEN, composed by Steven Luke Walker, on June 24, 2012. (NOTE: This is a different … Continue reading