Posts tagged Mark Jacoby
Mark Jacoby (former Wizard – 1st Ntl. Tour) will reprise his role of Walter in the holiday musical ELF. Mr. Jacoby first played this role in the 2010-2011 Broadway production. The show will play on Broadway from November 9, 2012 – January 6, 2013. For tickets, visit Telecharge.
Mark Jacoby (former Wizard – 1st Nat’l Tour) has been cast as Dean Warfield in a new musical, THE NUTTY PROFESSOR. The show has plans to transfer to Broadway. THE NUTTY PROFESSOR will have its world-premiere engagement at Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, Tennessee from July 24 – August 19, 2012. For tickets, visit www.tpac.org/broadway.
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.
- We are very pleased to announce that Nicole Parker (former Elphaba – Broadway) and P.J. Benjamin (former Wizard – Broadway, 1st Ntl. Tour) will join the 1st National Tour of “Wicked” in Denver, CO. Mr. Benjamin will join the company on May 8, replacing Mark Jacoby (Wizard – 1st Ntl. Tour) and Ms. Parker will join the company on May 18, replacing Mamie Parris (Elphaba – 1st Ntl. Tour). The role of Elphaba is expected to be performed by Carla Stickler (s/b Elphaba, u/s Nessarose – 1st Ntl. Tour; former ensemble, u/s Elphaba, u/s Nessarose – 1st Ntl. Tour) from May 15-17.
Check out these articles from the 1st national tour’s stop in Denver, CO.
“Wicked” allure endures for superfan Mike Meko of Denver (includes comments by Alli Mauzey (Glinda))
THEATER: A Wicked veteran considers the musical’s enduring appeal (interview with Mark Jacoby (The Wizard))
15 MINUTES: Andy Kelso (interview with Andy Kelso (Fiyero))
Check out these articles from the 1st National Touring Production’s stop in Tempe, Arizona!
‘Wicked’ at ASU Gammage in Tempe (includes interview with Stephen Schwartz – composer/lyricist)
‘Wicked’ tale unravels at ASU Gammage (includes comments from Mark Jacoby – the Wizard)
Tony Award winning ‘Wicked’ back at ASU Gammage (includes comments from Company Manager - Steve Quinn, Technical Director - Lisa Adamson, and Production Stage Manager – J. Jason Daunter)
‘Wicked’ wins over audience at ASU Gammage (includes comments from Liz McCartney – Madame Morrible)
Check out these articles from the 1st National Touring Production’s stop in El Paso. Texas!
A look behind the emerald curtain: Cast members, crew of ‘Wicked’ try to stay healthy (includes comments from Company Manger – Steve Quinn, Glinda – Katie Rose Clarke, and one of the three Stage Mangers – Rolando A. Linares)
A ‘Wicked’ welcome: Fans line up for a little taste of Oz (includes comments from fans of the musical)
El Paso Gets “Wicked”: Musical’s Fans Brave the Cold to Score Tickets (older article with video footage about fans waiting in line for tickets)
NewsChannel 9 Goes Behind The Scenes of Wicked (includes video footage of interviews with Glinda – Katie Rose Clarke and The Wizard – Mark Jacoby)
No more waiting for ‘Wicked’: Hit musical starts Plaza run tonight (includes video footage of the stage setup and an interview with Stage Manager – Rolando A. Linares)
On Location: Wicked Takes El Paso By Storm! (includes comments from fans of the musical and Company Manager – Steve Quinn)
Seeing green: “Wicked” brings delight to its El Paso fans (includes video footage with comments from a fan of the musical)
The girl in the bubble: Actress relishes role of Glinda in ‘Wicked’ (interview with Glinda – Katie Rose Clarke)
Wicked: Blockbuster Oz prequel swoops into Plaza Theatre for 16 shows (includes comments from Boq – Justin Brill)
Laura Bell Bundy (s/b Glinda – Original Broadway Cast) has a small role in the movie musical DREAMGIRLS. She plays one of the Sweehearts.
Deedee Magno Hall (former Nessarose – San Francisco, 1NT) was the only principal actor to remain with the San Francisco company, for its entire run.
Mark Jacoby (The Wizard – 1NT) played “Judge Turpin” in the 2005 Broadway Revival of SWEENEY TODD.
Sebastian Arcelus (former Fiyero – Broadway, 1NT) and Mark Jacoby (The Wizard – 1NT) both starred in the Original Broadway Cast of the holiday musical ELF. Mr. Arcelus performed the lead role of “Buddy” while Mr. Jacoby performed the role of “Walter”. Jan Neuberger (former Ensemble/Midwife, u/s Madame Morrible – Original Broadway Cast) performed “Grandma Who” in the Original Broadway Cast of the holiday musical HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS. Katherine Tokarz (former Swing – Broadway) and Joseph Medeiros (former Ensemble, u/s Boq – Broadway) performed as “Rhoda/Ensemble” and “Quintet Member” in the holiday musical WHITE CHRISTMAS on Broadway.
Katie Rose Clarke (Glinda – 1NT; former Glinda – Broadway) and David Burnham (former Fiyero – Broadway) both appear in the PBS “Live From The Lincoln Center’ broadcast of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA. Ms. Clarke played “Clara Johnson” while Mr. Burnham performed in the ensemble. Later both would perform opposite each other in the 1st National Tour of the same musical, this time, with Mr. Burnham playing the role of “Fabrizio Naccarelli”, the role he understudied on Broadway.
Ben Vereen (former Wizard – Broadway, Chicago) played the role of “ ‘Chicken’ George Moore” in the 1977 miniseries ROOTS, based on the popular novel by Alex Haley.
Check out these articles from the First National Tour’s stop in Atlanta, Georgia!
Backstage pass to ‘Wicked’ at the Fox Theatre – includes backstage footage with Amanda Jane Cooper (Glinda).
Next, a series of articles featuring comments from Mark Jacoby (The Wizard).