Author Archives: Emily Bearden

WICKED Alums Nominated for Tony Awards

The 2017 Tony Award Nominations were announced on May 2. Andy Karl (former Fiyero – Broadway) is nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his work in GROUNDHOG DAY. Jayne Houdyshell (former Madame Morrible – Broadway) is nominated for … Continue reading

Mason to Join WICKED Tour

The touring company of WICKED will welcome Ginna Claire Mason to the role of Glinda on March 15 in Syracuse, New York. Ms. Mason takes over the role from Amanda Jane Cooper. For the last year, Ms. Mason has been the Glinda stand-by … Continue reading

Media: WICKED in Schenectady

Check out these articles from the WICKED 2nd National Tour’s stop in Schenectady, NY. WICKED is in Schenectady through March 12. ‘Wicked’ good performances by Cooper, Vosk The land of Oz returns Ballston Spa grad to perform in WICKED

Nessa’s Niblets: March 6, 2017

Laurel Harris (former Elphaba – 2nd Natl. Tour; former s/b Elphaba – 1st Natl. Tour; former ensemble, u/s Elphaba, u/s Nessarose – 2nd Natl. Tour), Daniel Torres (former ensemble, u/s Fiyero – 2nd Natl. Tour), and Chris Peluso (former ensemble, u/s Fiyero – 2nd Ntl. Tour, … Continue reading

WICKED Alums Join Drury Lane’s CHICAGO

Drury Lane Theatre has announced its casting for its new production of CHICAGO. Leading this production will be Kelly Felthous (former ensemble, u/s Glinda, u/s Nessarose – 2nd Natl. Tour) as Roxie Hart. Justin Brill (former Boq, ensemble, u/s Boq – 1st Natl. Tour) … Continue reading

Levy Joins Murin in FROZEN

Caissie Levy (former Elphaba, former s/b Elphaba – Los Angeles; former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – Broadway) will play the role of Elsa in the spring lab presentation of FROZEN, a role previously played by Betsy Wolfe. She joins Patti Murin (former Glinda – 1st Natl. … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: February 27, 2017

Jessica Vosk (Elphaba – 2nd Natl. Tour), Teal Wicks (former Elphaba – Broadway, San Francisco, Los Angeles; former s/b Elphaba – Los Angeles), Josh Lamon (former Boq – 1st Natl. Tour), Paul Slade Smith (former Dr. Dillamond – 1st Natl. Tour), and Jonathan Ritter (former swing, u/s Chistery –  San … Continue reading

Media: WICKED in Tampa

Check out these articles from the WICKED 2nd National Tour’s stop in Tampa. WICKED flies out of Tampa on February 26. This production is WICKED slick Behind the Emerald Curtain (includes interview with Amanda Jane Cooper) On the Town

Menzel to Embark on World Tour

Idina Menzel (Elphaba – Original Broadway Cast, Original West End Cast) is set for a world tour, beginning at the end of March in Japan. In addition to cast albums, Ms. Menzel has recorded four solo albums. She was most … Continue reading

WICKED Alums to Sing the Songs of NASHVILLE

On January 30, the songs of the hit ABC/CMT show “Nashville” will be performed by a host of Broadway favorites. WICKED alums scheduled to perform are “Nashville” star Kyle Dean Massey (former Fiyero – Broadway, 1st Natl. Tour; former ensemble, u/s Fiyero … Continue reading