Author Archives: Shira Harris

Ben Liebert Cast in Reading of BY WHEEL and BY WING

Ben Liebert (former Boq – 1st Ntl. Tour, Broadway) has been cast in an invite-only reading of the WWII musical BY WHEEL AND BY WIND. According to press notes, the show “relates the struggle of the Parnes family who lived on the … Continue reading

WICKED Stage Managers to Teach Stage Management Workshop

On October 13th, Christy Ney (Stage Manager) and Marybeth Abel (Production Stage Manager) will be teaching a class entitled Broadway Basics where “students will learn first-hand about what it takes on put on a Broadway show from pre-production through strike, … Continue reading

BroadwayWorld Interview with Kerry Ellis

Check out BroadwayWorld’s interview with Kerry Ellis (Elphaba – West End, Broadway; original s/b Elphaba – West End).  In the interview, Ms. Ellis discusses WICKED and her new album. Click here to read the interview.

Nicole Parker to Perform in Free Labor Day Concert

Nicole Parker (former Elphaba – 1st Natl. Tour, Broadway) is set to perform in the Labor Day Capitol Concert on the West Lawn of the US Capitol.  According to Playbill, “The concert will feature patriotic favorites, including Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for … Continue reading

Christopher Fitzgerald to Join Broadway’s CHICAGO

Christopher Fitzgerald (original Boq – Broadway) will be joining the Broadway cast of CHICAGO on August 5th in the role of Billy Flynn. Mr. Fitzgerald will be making history by being the first actor in CHICAGO’s 18 years to perform both … Continue reading

Menzel and Broadway Cast of WICKED to Perform at Tony Awards

Tony nominee Idina Menzel will be performing a song from IF/THEN at the 68th Annual Tony Awards. The Broadway cast of WICKED will also be performing during the Tony Awards in honor of their tenth anniversary on Broadway.  This performance … Continue reading

Julia Murney Cast in SEUSSICAL at MUNY

Julia Murney (former Elphaba – Broadway, 1st Natl. Tour) has just been cast in the MUNY production of SEUSSICAL as Mayzie LaBird, which will run July 2-28, 2014. In addition to Murney, the cast includes John Tartaglia and Kirsten Wyatt. According to … Continue reading

Menzel and Karl Receive Tony Nominations

Congratulations to Idina Menzel (former Elphaba – West End, Broadway) and Andy Karl (former Fiyero – Broadway for their Tony Award nominations! Idina Menzel was nominated for the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical … Continue reading

Weygandt, Kettenring, Robertson to Perform at Marriott Theatre’s Musical Mayhem

Gene Weygandt (former Wizard – Chicago, 1 Ntl. Tour), Heidi Kettenring (former Nessarose – Chicago), and Barbara Robertson (former Madame Morrible – Chicago, 1st Ntl. Tour) will be performing at the Marriott Theatre’s “God, I Think I Blew It” one-night only … Continue reading

WICKED Becomes First Broadway Show to Gross Over $3 Million in One Week

Congratulations to WICKED for being the first Broadway show to have a weekly gross of over $3 million! In the week ending December 29, WICKED grossed $3,201,333, a new Broadway record.  In late December 2012, WICKED also broke a box office … Continue reading