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Louise Dearman (Elphaba – West End; former Glinda – West End) will perform in AN EVENING OF MOVIES AND MUSICALS 2014. This concert is set for April 26, 2014 at St. David’s Hall in Cardiff, Wales. The show time will be 7:30 PM. This concert will include film music and hits from musicals.
For tickets and more information, visit stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk.
Check out these videos of Louise Dearman (Elphaba West End; former Glinda – West End), Gina Beck (Glinda – West End), and Idina Menzel (former Elphaba – Original Broadway Cast, Original West End Cast) performing at the 2013 Olivier Awards!
Louise Dearman sings “The Wizard and I”, from www.bbc.co.uk:
Louise Dearman & Gina Beck sing “For Good”, from YouTube user Sarah Yewman:
Idina Menzel sings “Here Is The World”, in a tribute to the late Marvin Hamlisch, from YouTube user Vyvian Perry:
Willemijn Verkaik (current Elphaba – Broadway, Elphaba – Holland, Oberhausen, Stuttgart) has performed Elphaba in three languages, Dutch, German, and English, as of February 12, 2013.
Louise Dearman (current Elphaba – West End; former Glinda – West End) is the only woman to have performed as both Elphaba and Glinda in WICKED.
Eddie Pendergraft (ensemble, u/s Boq) painted a mural backstage at WICKED of different scenes from the show, as well as pictures of the Emerald City.
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.
Check out this video where Louise Dearman (Elphaba – West End; former Glinda – West End) and Gina Beck (Glinda – West End) are introduced in costume. You can also catch glimpses of Keith Bartlett (The Wizard), Louise Plowright (Madame Morrible) and Ben Freeman (Fiyero) in costume. The video was posted by YouTube user wickedthemusicaluk.
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.
Louise Dearman (former Glinda – West End) will rejoin the West End production on October 29, 2012 in the role of Elphaba. Ms. Dearman will become the first actress to play both leading roles in any production of WICKED.
- Gemma Atkins (ensemble, u/s Elphaba, u/s Nessarose – West End), Lisa Brescia (former Elphaba – Chicago; former Elphaba s/b – Broadway), Anne Brummel (former Elphaba, former Elphaba s/b – 2nd Ntl. Tour; former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – 2nd Ntl. Tour, Chicago), Merideth Kaye Clark (former s/b Elphaba – 1st Ntl. Tour, San Francisco; former ensemble, Elphaba u/s – 1st Ntl. Tour), Louise Dearman (former Glinda – West End), Christina DeCicco (former Glinda – 1st Ntl. Tour), Maria Eberline (former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – Broadway; former ensemble, Elphaba u/s, Nessarose u/s – 1st Ntl. Tour), Laurel Harris (former ensemble, Elphaba u/s, Nessarose u/s), Victoria Matlock (former Elphaba, former Elphaba s/b – 1st Ntl. Tour), Julia Murney (former Elphaba – Broadway, 1st Ntl. Tour), and Desi Oakley (universal swing, u/s Midwife) have all either performed or covered the role of Eva Peron in “Evita.”
- P.J. Benjamin (Wizard – 1st Ntl. Tour; former Wizard – Broadway), Cristy Candler (former Nessarose – 1st Ntl. Tour, Broadway; former ensemble, Witch’s Mother, Nessarose u/s – Broadway, Pre-Broadway), Taye Diggs (former Fiyero – Broadway), Joel Grey (former Wizard – Broadway), Lisa Leguillou (Assistant Director for “Wicked”), Tom McGowan (former Wizard – Broadway, 2nd Ntl. Tour, San Francisco), and Angel Reda(former ensemble, Elphaba u/s – San Francisco, Los Angeles) have all performed in the current Broadway revival of “Chicago.”
- Jillian Kates (ensemble, u/s Glinda – 2nd Ntl. Tour), Corey Mach (ensemble, u/s Fiyero – 1st Ntl. Tour), Cassie Okenka (ensemble, u/s Glinda – 1st Ntl. Tour), and Libby Servais (former swing, u/s Glinda – Broadway; former s/b Glinda – San Francisco; former ensemble, u/s Glinda – 2nd Ntl. Tour) are all graduates of Baldwin-Wallace College’s musical theatre program.
Congratulations to Gina Beck and Matt Willis who will be taking over as Glinda and Fiyero respectively in the London production of Wicked! Gina has been seen recently on the West End as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, as well as Cosette in Les Miserables, whilst Matt is best known from his time in the boyband Busted. His stage experience includes Chuck in the UK tour of Footloose and Nick Hurley in the West End production of Flashdance.
Lillie Flynn will also be joining as Nessarose after performing in Love Story earlier this year, with Adam Pettigrew, who was recently seen in the UK tour of Avenue Q as Princeton/Rod, joining as Boq. Christopher Howell (West End credits include understudy Edna in Hairspray, Rex in Too Close To The Sun, My Fair Lady, The Witches of Eastwick, and Fame) will take over as Doctor Dillamond, and Desmond Barrit (former Wizard – West End) returns as The Wizard after formerly playing the role in the 2008-2009 West End cast.
The new cast will have their first performance on December 12th, 2011. Louise Dearman (Glinda – West End), Mark Evans (current Fiyero, former u/s Fiyero – West End), Zoe Rainey (Nessarose – West End), Ben Stott (Boq – West End), Julian Forsyth (Doctor Dillamond, u/s The Wizard – West End), and Clive Carter (The Wizard – West End), as well as a number of ensemble members, will have their final performance on December 10th, 2011.
Dianne Pilkington (former Glinda – West End; former s/b Glinda – West End) played the role of a blind opera singer in the film “The Wolfman”, but her scene was cut from the final version. However, she can still be seen in the deleted scenes on the DVD.
Julia Murney (former Elphaba – 1NT, Broadway), Idina Menzel (original Elphaba – Broadway, London), and Taye Diggs (former Fiyero – Broadway) all appeared in the off-Broadway production of Andrew Lippa’s “The Wild Party”, originating the roles of ‘Queenie’, ‘Kate’, and ‘Mr. Black’, respectively.
Louise Dearman (Glinda – West End) is the voice singing in the ‘Confused.com’ adverts on British television. Her puppy, Alan, is also featured in the most recent advert.