Posts tagged Clifton Davis
Both Shoshana Bean (former Elphaba – 1st Ntl. Tour, Broadway; former s/b Elphaba, u/s Nessarose – Broadway) and Alli Mauzey (former Glinda – Broadway, 1st Ntl. Tour, San Francisco; former s/b Glinda – Broadway) have played the role of Sydney in a production of IT’S A BIRD…IT’S A PLANE…IT’S SUPERMAN. Ms. Bean was in the 2007 Musicals in Mufti production and Ms. Mauzey was in the 2013 City Center Encores! production.
Clifton Davis (Dr. Dillamond – 1st Ntl. Tour) played the role of Reverend Reuben Gregory on the television series Amen, which also starred the late Sherman Hemsley.
Both Hayley Podschun (Glinda – 2nd Ntl. Tour) and Phillip Spaeth (former Asst. Dance Captain, swing u/s Chistery – Los Angeles; former swing, u/s Chistery – San Francisco; former Chistery – Broadway) appeared in the 2007 HAIRSPRAY film as part of the Corny Collins Council. Ms. Podschun played the role of Tammy and Mr. Spaeth played the role of Fender.
Ron Todorowski has joined the ensemble.
Lindsay Wood has rejoined the company as a swing and understudy for the Midwife and Witch’s Mother.
1st National Tour
Clifton Davis has returned to the role of Dr. Dillamond, replacing Timothy Britten Parker who was covering his absence.
Louise Plowright has left the company, due to illness. Melissa Jacques and Jacqueline Hughes are temporarily sharing the role of Madame Morrible. Harriet Thorpe will rejoin the company next week.
Rachel Muldoon has joined the ensemble.
Larkin Bogan has replaced Jesse JP Johnson in the ensemble and as an understudy for Boq.
Amanda Rose has joined the company as a swing.
1st National Tour
Curt Hansen has replaced Cliffton Hall as Fiyero.
Timothy Britten Parker has replaced Clifton Davis as Dr. Dillamond.
Brandon Rubendall has replaced Michael Mahany in the ensemble and as an understudy for Fiyero.
2nd National Tour
Walker Jones has replaced Paul Kreppel as The Wizard.
The company of the first North American tour of WICKED is thrilled to welcome Jenn Gambatese as Glinda on Tuesday, February 26 in Costa Mesa, CA and Curt Hansen as Fiyero on Wednesday, March 20 in Tucson, AZ.
Gambatese starred on Broadway as Jane in Tarzan and Natalie in ALL SHOOK UP. Other Broadway credits include HAIRSPRAY, IS HE DEAD?, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD and FOOTLOOSE. She has been seen Off-Broadway in FIORELLO! and STAIRWAY TO PARADISE (Encores!) and THE SCHOOL FOR LIES (Classic Stage Company). Gambatese has been seen around the country in LIPS TOGETHER TEETH APART (Westport Country Playhouse), WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE (Yale Repertory Theatre) and ANNIE GET YOUR GUN and CAROUSEL (Goodspeed Musicals).
Hansen has been seen on Broadway in NEXT TO NORMAL (as well as the First National Tour) and HAIRSPRAY. TV credits include Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush as Dak Zevon and The Good Wife. He has also been seen regionally in PARADE (Center Theatre Group), GIRLFRIEND (Actors Theatre of Louisville) and A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS (Lythgoe Family Productions). Gambatese and Hansen join a cast that includes Dee Roscioli as Elphaba, Kim Zimmer as Madame Morrible and Tom McGowan as The Wizard. The company also features Justin Brill (Boq), Clifton Davis (Dr. Dillamond), Demaree Hill (Nessarose) and Laurel Harris (Standby for Elphaba) with Dina Bennett, Lauren Boyd, Kyle Brown, Antonette Cohen, Rick Desloge, Timothy A. Fitz-Gerald, Napoleon W. Gladney, Brenda Hamilton, Courtney Iventosch, Trevor Ryan Krahl, Philip Dean Lightstone, Marissa Lupp, Michael Mahany, Jonathan McGill, Kevin McMahon, Cassie Okenka, Shayla Osborn, Christopher Russo, Adea Michelle Sessoms, Sarah Schenkkan, Pamela Shandrow, Ben Susak, Shanna VanDerwerker and Mikey Winslow.
WICKED is playing through March 17 at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA. Good seats are still available and can be purchased online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787.
WICKED will play The Tucson Music Hall, March 20 – April 7. Tickets are available at the TCC Box Office, online at broadwayintucson.com or ticketmaster.com/wicked or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
WICKED, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Disney’s Enchanted, Academy Award® winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman (“My So Called Life,” “Once And Again” and “thirtysomething”), is based on the 1995 best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire. The musical is directed by two-time Tony® Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Vagina Monologues) and features musical staging by Tony® Award winner Wayne Cilento (Aida, The Who’s Tommy, How To Succeed…). WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz, is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.
Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. WICKED features set design by Tony® Award winning Eugene Lee (Ragtime, Show Boat, Candide, Sweeney Todd), costume design by Tony® winner Susan Hilferty (Spring Awakening, Into the Woods, Assassins), lighting design by Tony nominee Kenneth Posner (Tony® Award winner for The Coast of Utopia, Hairspray) and sound design by Tony Meola (The Lion King). Stephen Oremus is the show’s music director. Orchestrations are by William David Brohn, with dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott.
WICKED has “cast quite a spell” (Washington Post) throughout North America, breaking box office records in every city that it has played, including Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Philadelphia and Boston to name a few. WICKED has been declared “A Cultural Phenomenon” by Variety and “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly. There are currently four productions worldwide: New York, London, and and two concurrent North American Tours. Globally, WICKED has amassed nearly $2.9 billion in ticket sales and has been seen by 36 million people worldwide in its nine year history. Grammy Award-Winning Cast recording available on Decca Broadway. For more information about WICKED log on to www.wickedthemusical.com.
Jane Brockman (Midwife, u/s Madame Morrible – 2NT) played “Glinda” in Northern Stage’s production of THE WIZARD OF OZ.
Clifton Davis (Dr. Dillamond – 1NT) wrote several hits for The Jackson 5 including ”Never Can Say Goodbye” and “Lookin’ Through the Windows”.
Carmen Cusack (former Elphaba – 1NT; former s/b Elphaba – Chicago, Melbourne) and Jeanna de Waal (upcoming Glinda – 2NT) both starred in the Off-Broadway revival of CARRIE. Ms. Cusack played the role of “Miss Gardner” and Ms. de Waal played the role of “Chris Hargensen”.
1st National Tour
Clifton Davis has replaced Paul Slade Smith as Doctor Dillamond.
2nd National Tour
Bridie Carroll has temporarily replaced Erin Wilson in the ensemble and as an understudy for Madame Morrible. Erin Wilson is expected to return to the company on August 21, 2012.
Dominic Giudici has replaced Jeremy Duvall as a Dance Captain and as a swing and understudy for Chistery. KJ Hippensteel takes over Mr. Duvall’s position as understudy for the Witch’s Father.
Michael Nieuwehuyze has replaced Martijn Vogel in the ensemble and as an understudy for Boq.
John O’Hara has replaced Nathan Carter as the Witch’s Father and understudy for The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond.
Maggie Kirkpatrick has returned to the role of Madame Morrible, replacing Anne Wood.
Nathan Carter has replaced Glen Hogstrom as Doctor Dillamond.
Glen Hogstrom has replaced Bert Newton as The Wizard.
Jennifer DiNoia has replaced Zoe Jarrett as the alternate/standby for Elphaba.