Posts tagged Katie Rowley-Jones
Louise Dearman has replaced Rachel Tucker as Elphaba.
Ben Freeman has replaced Matt Willis as Fiyero.
Katie Rowley Jones has replaced Lillie Flynn as Nessarose and is also an understudy for Elphaba.
Sam Lupton has replaced Adam Pettigrew as Boq.
Louise Plowright has replaced Julie Legrand as Madame Morrible.
Hayley Gallivan has replaced Nikki Davis-Jones as the standby for Elphaba.
Lucy van Gasse has replaced Chloe Taylor as the standby for Glinda.
Paulo Teixeira is now an understudy for Boq, in addition to performing in the ensemble and playing Chistery.
Stuart Ramsey has replaced Kieran Brown in the ensemble, as the Witch’s Father, and as an understudy for The Wizard and Dr. Dillamond.
Lindsay Taylor and Emma Green have joined the ensemble and will be alternating as the Witch’s Mother, replacing Bonnie Parker.
Ashley Andrews, Alex Louize Bird, Andrew Bryant, Sophie Carmen-Jones, Enobong Essien, Harry Francis, David Rudin, Charlotte Scott, Sam Taylor, Nicholas Collier, Soeli Parry, and Gary Wood have left the company.
Florence Andrews has joined company in the ensemble and as an understudy for Glinda and Nessarose.
Jason Winter has joined the company in the ensemble and as an understudy for Fiyero.
Marc McBride has joined the company in the ensemble and as an understudy for Boq.
William Bozier, Phillip Catchpole, Aisling Duffy, Stacey McGuire, and Tom Muggeridge have joined the company in the ensemble.
Lauren Brooke and Justin Thomas have joined the company as swings.
Gemma Atkins is no longer an understudy for Elphaba. Ms. Atkins still covers the role of Nessarose.
Freeman, Plowright, Lupton, Gallivan, van Gasse, and Rowley Jones to Join West End Company of WICKED0
Several new cast members will join the West End company of WICKED at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London, beginning October 29, 2012. Ben Freeman (Fiyero), Louise Plowright (Madame Morrible), Sam Lupton (Boq), Hayley Gallivan (Standby for Elphaba), and Lucy van Gasse (Standby for Glinda) will all join the company, along with Katie Rowley Jones (original Nessarose – West End), who returns to the company as Nessarose. The previously mentioned cast members will join a company that includes Louise Dearman (former Glinda – West End) as Elphaba, Gina Beck (Glinda – West End), Keith Bartlett (Wizard – West End), and Christopher Howell (Doctor Dillamond, u/s Wizard – West End). The ensemble and swings will include Florence Andrews, Gemma Atkins, William Bozier, Oliver Brenin, Lauren Brooke, Philip Catchpole, Aisling Duffy, Chlöe Hart, Jacqueline Hughes, Robert Jones, Sophie Linder-Lee, Tania Mathurin, Marc McBride, Stacey McGuire, Tom Muggeridge, Sean Parkins, Michelle Pentecost, Stuart Ramsay, Lindsay Taylor, Paulo Teixeira, Justin Thomas, Hannah Toy, Matt Turner, Oliver Watton, and Jason Winter.
Four former “Wicked” cast members will be performing the music of Bobby Cronin at a concert in London at the Players Theatre on February 27th. These performers include Ashleigh Gray (former s/b Elphaba, ensemble, u/s Elphaba – West End), Mark Evans (upcoming Fiyero (as of 7th February 2011), former ensemble, u/s Fiyero – West End), Katie Rowley-Jones (former Nessarose – West End), and Jye Frasca (former ensemble, u/s Boq – West End). Also performing will be Hadley Fraser, who has performed in several other West End shows.
For tickets and more information, click here.
This is the same production company that brought Scott Alan’s music to the West End last year with performers Stephanie J. Block (former Elphaba – Broadway, 1st National Tour), Oliver Tompsett (former Fiyero, former ensemble, u/s Fiyero – West End), and Ramin Karimloo (starred in several other West End Shows). As a bonus, they’ve released exclusive clips from last year’s concert, which can be found by visiting our source, BroadwayWorld.
Congratulations to the London production of Wicked, who have been nominated for ‘Best Long Running West End Show’ in the the first annual BroadwayWorld UK Awards! Several of the current cast have also been nominated for their performances in the show; both Rachel Tucker (Elphaba) and Louise Dearman (Glinda) have been nominated for ‘Best Leading Actress in a Musical’, and Lee Mead (Fiyero) has been nominated for ‘Best Leading Actor in a Musical’. Clive Carter (The Wizard) has been nominated for ‘Best Featured Actor in a Musical’.
A number of Wicked alumni have also been nominated for their performances in other shows. Dianne Pilkington (former Glinda – West End; former standby Glinda – West End) has been nominated for ‘Best Leading Actress in a Play’ for her performance as Annabella Schmidt/Pamela/Margaret in ‘The 39 Steps’; Kerry Ellis (former Elphaba – West End, Broadway; former standby Elphaba – West End) has been nominated for ‘Best Leading Actress in a Musical’ for her performance as Nancy in ‘Oliver!’; Katie Rowley Jones (former Nessarose – West End) has been nominated for ‘Best Featured Actress in a Musical’ for her performance as Sister Mary Robert in ‘Sister Act’, up against Caissie Levy (former Elphaba – Los Angeles; former standby Elphaba – Los Angeles; former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – Broadway) in the same category for her performance as Sheila in ‘Hair’; and Shoshana Bean (former Elphaba – Broadway, First National Tour; former standby Elphaba – Broadway) has been nominated for ‘Theatrical Event of the Year’ for her concert ‘Shoshana Bean – Live In The West End’ last month.
You can show your support and vote in the awards here. Voting closes in mid-November, and the results will be announced shortly afterwards.
Remember that time when Katie Rowley Jones‘ (original Nessarose – West End Production) wheelchair refused to move in the scene where Elphaba’s magic pulls it back to her when Madame Morrible tries to roll it away?