Monthly Archives: May 2016

Nessa’s Niblets: May 31, 2016

Judy Kaye (Madame Morrible – Broadway) won the 1988 Tony for Featured Actress in a Musical for her work as Carlotta Guidicelli in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Other former WICKED cast members to have played Carlotta are Liz McCartney (former … Continue reading

Media: BroadwayWorld Interviews Worthington

Check out this interview BroadwayWorld did with Wendy Worthington, who plays Madame Morrible on the 2nd Natl. Tour.

New and Returning Faces for West End’s WICKED

Beginning September 5, the West End production of WICKED will welcome new and returning faces to bring the show through its 10th anniversary celebration. Rachel Tucker will return to the role of Elphaba after having performed the role on Broadway. … Continue reading

DiNoia to Return to WICKED

Jennifer DiNoia will assume the role of Elphaba on Broadway on August 1. She replaces Rachel Tucker who will play her final performance on July 30. Ms. DiNoia has previously played the role in both National Tours, Broadway, Chicago, London, Korea, and … Continue reading

Benjamin Cast in WIZARD OF OZ at the Muny

Casting is complete for WIZARD OF OZ at The Muny, which will play the St. Louis venue June 13-22. PJ Benjamin (former Wizard – Broadway, 1st Natl. Tour) will play Professor Marvel/The Wizard. The director is John Tartaglia with choreography by … Continue reading

Jacobs Cast in ALADDIN

Arielle Jacobs (former Nessarose – Broadway) will be playing Jasmine in the upcoming Australian production of ALADDIN. With the help of her brother Adam Jacobs, who happens to currently play the title character on Broadway, Arielle surprised her parents with … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: May 16, 2016

Fred Applegate (former Wizard – Broadway) and Christopher Fitzgerald (original Boq – Broadway) were both in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. Lenny Wolpe (former Wizard – 1st Natl. Tour, Broadway) was in the original Broadway cast of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE. Kate Loprest (former … Continue reading

New Release from OUT OF OZ

Check out the newest release from OUT OF OZ. This time, it’s a reunion between the original Glinda and Elphaba, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel.

WICKED Alums Receive Tony Nominations

Today’s Tony nominations include several WICKED alums. Alex Brightman (former Boq – Broadway) is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his work in SCHOOL OF ROCK. Carmen Cusack (former s/b Elphaba … Continue reading

Media: BroadwayWorld Interviews Masters

Check out BroadwayWorld’s interview with Sterling Masters (Witch’s Mother, ensemble – Broadway; former Witch’s Mother, ensemble – 2nd Natl. Tour; former ensemble – 1st Natl. Tour).