Category Archives: Performer News

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

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

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

Leung to Take on Title Role in ALADDIN

Telly Leung (former Boq – Chicago) will take over the title role in Broadway’s ALADDIN, replacing Adam Jacobs. The date for Leung’s debut has not been set. Most recently, Leung departed the Broadway production of IN TRANSIT due to an unexpected family obligation. … Continue reading

Hanlon to Replace Leung in IN TRANSIT

The producers of IN TRANSIT have announced that Colin Hanlon (former Fiyero – 1st Natl. Tour) will replace Telly Leung (former Boq – Chicago) in the role of Steven in Broadway’s first a capella musical. Leung has departed the production due to an … Continue reading

WICKED Alums Cast in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming production of Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE IN THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. The cast includes Kathy Fitzgerald (former Madame Morrible – Broadway, 2nd Natl. Tour), F. Michael Haynie (former Boq – Broadway), Michael Wartella (former Boq – Broadway, 2nd Natl. Tour), Kristy … Continue reading

WICKED Tour to Welcome Three New Stars

The WICKED 2nd National Tour will welcome three new stars during its current three week run in East Lansing, Michigan. Isabel Keating will take over the role of Madame Morrible from Wendy Worthington. Ms. Keating was nominated for a Tony and won the Drama … Continue reading

Full Casting Announced for Broadway Sings Beyonce

Full casting has been announced for Broadway Sings Beyonce, the 13th installment of the Broadway Sings Series. Performers for the night include Alyssa Fox (Elphaba s/b – Broadway; former Elphaba – 2nd National tour; former Elphaba s/b – 2nd Natl. Tour; former ensemble, u/s … Continue reading