Author Archives: Jonathan Cort

Emily Mechler Cast in Broadway’s THE VISIT

Emily Mechler (former ensemble, u/s Glinda – Broadway) has been cast in the upcoming Broadway musical, THE VISIT. Ms. Mechler will cover the roles of Young Claire Zachanassian, Ottilie Schell and Annie Dummermut, played by Michelle Ventimilla, Elena Shadow and … Continue reading

WICKED First National Tour to Close 3/15

The First National Tour of WICKED will play its final performance this Sunday, March 15 at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. Known as the Emerald City Tour, the production will close ten years to the week after the tour began in Toronto. … Continue reading

Annie Funke Cast in CBS Pilot, ‘LFE’

Annie Funke (former ensemble, u/s Madame Morrible – San Francisco) has been cast in the upcoming CBS medical drama pilot, LFE. Written/co-executive produced by Paul Downs Colaizzo, LFE is described as “a high-octane medical procedural centering on second-year residents at … Continue reading

Cast Updates: January-February 2015

Broadway Christine Dwyer has temporarily returned to the role of Elphaba, replacing Caroline Bowman who will return to the company in March. Catherine Charlebois has temporarily replaced Kelli Barrett as Nessarose. Ms. Barrett will be originating the role of Lara Guishar in … Continue reading

Whitney Brandt to Join 2nd National Tour of WICKED

Whitney Brandt will be joining the 2nd National Tour of WICKED, beginning November 26 in Norfolk, VA. Ms. Brandt will be performing in the ensemble and understudying the role of Glinda, replacing Lindsey Brett Carothers. Ms. Brandt is a recent graduate of the University … Continue reading

Angel, Davidson, St. Louis & Zbornik to Join 2nd National Tour of WICKED

The company of the second North American tour of WICKED will welcome Carrie St. Louis as Glinda, Kristine Zbornik as Madame Morrible, John Davidson as The Wizard and Ashley Parker Angel as Fiyero beginning November 26 in Norfolk, VA. They replace current cast members Kara Lindsay, Kathy … Continue reading

Florence Andrews Joins Cast of West End’s ONCE

Florence Andrews (former ensemble, u/s Glinda, u/s Nessarose – West End) has joined the cast of the West End company of ONCE. Ms. Andrews is the standby for the role of Girl. ONCE plays at London’s Phoenix Theatre, where it … Continue reading

Kennedy Caughell to Join 2nd National Tour of WICKED

Kennedy Caughell will be joining the 2nd National Tour of WICKED, beginning November 1 in Toronto, ON. Ms. Caughell will be performing in the ensemble and understudying the role of Elphaba, replacing Madeline Trumble. Ms. Caughell’s credits include playing Heather … Continue reading

Sarah Schenkkan Cast in Toronto Premiere of THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD

Sarah Schenkkan (former ensemble, u/s Glinda – 1st Natl. Tour) has been cast as Alice in the Canadian premiere of THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD. THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD will play at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg from November … Continue reading

Cast Update: 2nd National Tour

Dan Gleason has replaced Jonathan Shew in the ensemble and as an understudy for Fiyero and the Witch’s Father.