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Check out the following videos of Wicked alums performing at Broadway Sings Beyoncé in December 2012! The videos, which are linked below for your convenience and are taken from Corey Mach’s YouTube account, include the following WICKED performers: Alexa Green (former ensemble, u/s Glinda – San Francisco, Los Angeles), Corey Mach (former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – 1st Ntl. Tour), Kristine Reese (former Nessarose – 2nd Ntl. Tour, 1st Ntl. Tour; former swing, u/s Nessarose – 1st Ntl. Tour) Saycon Sengbloh (former s/b Elphaba – Broadway), and Mariand Torres (former s/b Elphaba – 1st Ntl. Tour).
The songs featured are (click on each one to view):
1. “Love on Top” (Corey Mach, Jason Gotay, Russell Fischer)
2. “I Was Here” (Mariand Torres)
3. “Bills, Bills, Bills/Say My Name” (Kristine Reese, Alexa Green, Ryah Nixon)
4. “Why Don’t You Love Me” (Saycon Sengbloh)
Katie Rose Clarke (former Glinda – 1st Ntl. Tour, Broadway) and Mariand Torres (former s/b Elphaba – 1st Ntl. Tour) will perform in the upcoming lab presentation of the new musical BEYOND THE MUSIC. BEYOND THE MUSIC features a book and direction by Andy Sandberg, a score by Cilff Downs and Katie Kahanovitz. BEYOND THE MUSIC will be presented January 28-29, 2013.
We have recently been informed that Mariand Torres (former s/b Elphaba – 1st Ntl. Tour) will also be a part of the “Broadway Sings Beyonce” concert.
For more information, please click this link.
Steven Skybell (former Dr. Dillamond – 1st Ntl. Tour, San Francisco, Broadway, Chicago), Joseph Medeiros (former ensemble, u/s Boq – Broadway), and Mariand Torres (former s/b Elphaba – 1st Ntl. Tour) will perform in a private workshop performance of ELLA MINNOW PEA, a musical fantasy about disintegrating language on an island. This musical is written by Scott Burkell and Paul Loesel (original pianist for WICKED), with Dominick Amendum (former music director/conductor/associate music supervisor for WICKED) as the music director and Matthew Doebler (former rehearsal pianist for WICKED) as the associate music director. Performances will be from October 25-October 26, following rehearsals in a developmental lab. ELLA MINNOW PEA is produced by Breaking Bread Theatre and Third Coast Creative.
For more information, please visit breakingbreadtheatre.com.
Katie Rose Clarke (former Glinda – Broadway, 1st Nat’l Tour) and Mariand Torres (former s/b Elphaba – 1st Nat’l Tour) will be taking part in BEYOND THE MUSIC readings on September 10-11, 2012. BEYOND THE MUSIC is a new musical with a book by Andy Sandberg and music by Cliff Downs and Katie Kahanovitz.The readings are invitation only.
As per the Broadway World Article, “Beyond the Music follows the journey of Casey, a fast-rising singer/songwriter, as she strives to make her way in the music business. Sacrificing her personal life for her career, Casey is finally making the right connections and paving her way to the top. She is on the verge of her first big break when she discovers it’s not so easy to separate her passion for music from her relationships, and she is betrayed by those she loves.Taking a look at the treacherous waters of the music business and its wide array of extreme personalities, Beyond the Music is a funny, contemporary, and inspiring story about finding oneself and overcoming the odds to achieve a dream.” (Broadway World, link below)
Mariand Torres (former s/b Elphaba – 1st Ntl. Tour) will be performing in a new musical called “Marry Harry” at the Amas Musical Theatre in New York from April 26-April 28, 2012. This musical features a book by Jennifer Robbins, music by Dan Martin, lyrics by Michael Biello and direction by Kent Nicholson.
The performances are scheduled for April 26 at 4 PM, April 27 at 3 PM and 7:30 PM and April 28 at 1 PM.
Check out this video of Mariand Torres (former s/b Elphaba – 1st Ntl. Tour) performing a comical song entitled “Ax to Grind” at the Lincoln Center on February 27, 2012 at a concert called “Broadway’s Future: The Music of Brett Macias”. The video is credited to YouTube user burtmarkai23 and is embedded below for your convenience.
Note: We do recommend that you watch this video instead of simply listening to it; most of the humor is in the acting.
Carla Stickler (former ensemble, u/s Elphaba, Nessarose – 1st Ntl. Tour) has replaced Mariand Torres as the standby for Elphaba. Ms. Stickler will also continue to understudy the role of Nessarose. Ms. Torres was with the show from May 2010 until January 2012.
Natalie Daradich (former Glinda -2nd Ntl. Tour; former s/b Glinda – San Francisco, Los Angeles; former swing, ensemble, u/s Nessarose – Los Angeles) has joined the company as the standby for Glinda.
Lesley McKinnell (former ensemble, u/s Glinda, Nessarose – 2nd Ntl. Tour; former swing, u/s Nessarose – 1st Ntl. Tour) has replaced Megan Campanile in the ensemble and as an understudy for Glinda.
Ashley Dawn Mortensen has joined the company in the ensemble and as an understudy for Elphaba, replacing Carla Stickler.
We have just learned that Carla Stickler (ensemble, u/s Elphaba, Nessarose – 1st Ntl. Tour) will be replacing Mariand Torres (s/b Elphaba – 1st Ntl. Tour) as the standby for Elphaba on February 2m 2012. Ms. Torres’s last day as the standby will be Sunday, January 29, 2012.
Congratulations to Carla! Click here to read an exclusive interview we conducted with her last year.
Check out this video of Mariand Torres (s/b Elphaba – 1st National Tour) performing “The Wizard and I” at The West Farms mall near Hartford, Connecticut, where the first national tour of the show just finished performing. Credit goes to YouTube user sentimentalsalli for the video, which is embedded below for your convenience.