Author Archives: Rach Kettles

Gina Beck and Matt Willis to join Wicked London cast

Congratulations to Gina Beck and Matt Willis who will be taking over as Glinda and Fiyero respectively in the London production of Wicked! Gina has been seen recently on the West End as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, … Continue reading

Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz to join Broadway cast

Jackie Burns (former Elphaba – 1st Ntl. Tour) and Chandra Lee Schwartz (former Glinda – 1st Ntl. Tour) will take over as Elphaba and Glinda respectively in the Broadway production on September 27, 2011. The current Broadway leads Teal Wicks … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: August 23, 2011

Annalene Beechey (original s/b Glinda – West End) and Sarah Earnshaw (former s/b Glinda – West End; original ensemble, u/s Glinda – West End) were in a production of “Alice In Wonderland” together shortly before joining the original London cast … Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: Oliver Tompsett

Today we’re delighted to share with you an exclusive interview with Oliver Tompsett! Oliver was the understudy for Fiyero in the Original London Cast of Wicked before taking over the role in July 2007. He stayed with the show until … Continue reading

Video Footage: Stevie Tate Bauer sings “Defying Gravity”

Check out this video of Stevie Tate Bauer (former u/s Elphaba – West End) performing “Defying Gravity” at last week’s Magical Musicals press conference at Sunway Lagoon amusement park in Malaysia! Credit goes to YouTube user valaquento for the video, … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: May 24, 2011

Dianne Pilkington (former Glinda – West End; former s/b Glinda – West End) played the role of a blind opera singer in the film “The Wolfman”, but her scene was cut from the final version. However, she can still be … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: April 19, 2011

Timothy Britten Parker (former Doctor Dillamond – 1NT, Chicago, Los Angeles, Broadway) is the older brother of Sarah Jessica Parker, of “Sex and the City” fame. Mark Evans (current Fiyero – West End; former ensemble, u/s Fiyero – West End) … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: March 30, 2011

Apologies for the lateness! Stephanie J. Block (former Elphaba – 1NT, Broadway; former u/s Elphaba – San Francisco tryout) is married to fellow Wicked alumnus Sebastian Arcelus (former Fiyero – 1NT, Broadway); the two met after starring together in the … Continue reading

Cast Change: London Production

Last night was the final performance for a number of cast members of the London production of Wicked, in its annual cast change; principal cast members who departed were Lee Mead (Fiyero), Cassie Compton (Nessarose), and George Ure (Boq; former … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: February 1, 2011

Dianne Pilkington (former Glinda – West End; former s/b Glinda – West End) understudied Annalene Beechey (former s/b Glinda – West End) in the role of Cosette in the London production of Les Miserables back in 1997; ten years later … Continue reading