Posts tagged Briana Yacavone
Lisa Brescia (former Elphaba – Chicago; former s/b Elphaba – Broadway) played Patti Murin‘s (Glinda – 1st Ntl. Tour) mother in THE UNAUTHORIZED AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SAMANTHA BROWN.
Stephanie J. Block (former Elphaba – Broadway, 1st Ntl. Tour; former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – Pre-Broadway), William Youmans (former Dr. Dillamond – Chicago; original Dr. Dillamond – Chicago), Jerad Bortz (ensemble, u/s Fiyero – Broadway), Brooke Elliott (former ensemble, u/s Madame Morrible – 1st Ntl. Tour), Alexis Carra (former swing, u/s Witch’s Mother – 1st Ntl. Tour, Los Angeles, Chicago, Broadway), Daniel Torres (former ensemble, u/s Fiyero – 2nd Ntl. Tour), and Briana Yacavone (former swing, u/s Nessarose, u/s Midwife – Broadway; former Nessarose – Los Angeles) were all featured in the original Broadway cast of THE PIRATE QUEEN.
Tiffany Haas (former Glinda, former ensemble, u/s Glinda, u/s Nessarose, former swing, u/s Nessarose - 2nd Ntl. Tour, Broadway) is the only American to have played Glinda full-time on the 2nd National Tour. Heléne Yorke (former Glinda – 2nd Ntl. Tour) and Natalie Daradich (former s/b Glinda – 1st Ntl. Tour; former Glinda – 2nd Ntl. Tour; former s/b Glinda, u/s Nessarose – San Francisco, Los Angeles; former ensemble, u/s Glinda, u/s Nessarose – Los Angeles; former swing, u/s Nessarose, u/s Midwife, u/s Witch’s Mother – Los Angeles) are Canadian. Jeanna de Waal (Glinda – 2nd Ntl. Tour) is British.
Adam Grupper has replaced P.J. Benjamin as The Wizard.
Etai BenShlomo has returned to the role of Boq, replacing Taylor Trensch.
Amanda Rose has replaced Briana Yacavone as a swing and understudy for the Midwife and Nessarose.
1st National Tour
P.J. Benjamin has replaced Mark Jacoby as The Wizard.
Nicky Venditti has replaced Dominic Giudici as Chistery.
*Note: These cast updates cover the past few weeks due to regular posts not being made. We hope to resume regular posts next week.
Caroline Bowman has replaced Stephanie Torns in the ensemble and as an understudy for Elphaba.
Maia Evwaraye-Griffin has returned to the ensemble, replacing Kristina Fernandez.
Brian Munn has replaced Anthony Galde as a swing and understudy for The Wizard and Dr. Dillamond.
Heather Spore has returned in the ensemble and as an understudy for Glinda. Amanda Rose, who was a temporary replacement for her, has left the production.
Briana Yacavone, who was a swing and understudy for Nessarose, has left the production.
1st National Touring Production
Katie Rose Clarke has replaced Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda.
Kyle Dean Massey has replaced Colin Hanlon as Fiyero.
Nicky Venditti has joined the cast as a swing and understudy for Chistrey.
NOTE: Some of these changes may not have happened this week – we are going by playbill.com’s cast list due to a lack of ensemble updates on the official website.
Kristen Leigh Gorski now portrays the Witch’s Mother.
Ryan Patrick Kelly has joined the cast as a swing.
Eric Jon Mahlum has replaced Michael DeVries in the ensemble as the Witch’s Father and an understudy for The Wizard and Dr. Dillamond.
Amanda Rose has replaced Briana Yacavone as a swing and understudy for Nessarose.