Tag Archives: PJ Benjamin

Returning Faces to Join WICKED on Broadway

The Broadway cast of WICKED will welcome several new cast members on Monday, July 31. Jackie Burns will return to the role of Elphaba, after having previously played the role on Broadway and on tour. She replaces Jennifer DiNoia. Amanda Jane Cooper will replace Kara … Continue reading

Benjamin Cast in WIZARD OF OZ at the Muny

Casting is complete for WIZARD OF OZ at The Muny, which will play the St. Louis venue June 13-22. PJ Benjamin (former Wizard – Broadway, 1st Natl. Tour) will play Professor Marvel/The Wizard. The director is John Tartaglia with choreography by … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: August 3, 2015

Gina Beck (former Glinda – West End, 1st Natl. Tour) has played  Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Joel Grey (The Wizard – Original Broadway Cast) was Amos Hart in the 1996 Broadway revival of Chicago. P.J. Benjamin (former Wizard – Broadway, 1st Natl. … Continue reading

Lee and Applegate to Join Broadway Cast of WICKED

The Broadway company of WICKED will welcome a new Madame Morrible and Wizard of Oz. Michele Lee will replace Kathy Fitgerald on July 5 as Madame Morrible. On top of her many television and movie credits, Lee was nominated for a Tony in the … Continue reading

Christine Dwyer to take over as Broadway’s latest Elphaba, with Jenni Barber, Justin Guarini, PJ Benjamin, and Mary Testa to Join Broadway Company of WICKED

Christine Dwyer (former Elphaba – 2nd Ntl. Tour; former s/b Elphaba, ensemble, u/s Elphaba – 2nd Ntl. Tour), PJ Benjamin (former Wizard – Broadway, 1st Ntl. Tour), and WICKED’s new comers Jenni Barber, Justin Guarini, and Mary Testa will be joining the Broadway … Continue reading

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Behind the Scenes with Marybeth Abel

Check out these two videos of a behind the stage tour of WICKED with Production Stage Manger, Marybeth Abel, and assistant stage managers Christy Ney, and J. Jason Daunter. This two part series gives you a glimpse into the world … Continue reading

Cast Update: Universal Swings 1st National Tour, 2nd National Tour, Scheveningen

 Universal Swings Tess Ferrell has replaced Desi Oakley as a universal swing and understudy for the Midwife. 1st National Tour Tom McGowan has replaced P.J. Benjamin as The Wizard. 2nd National Tour Amy Quanbeck has replaced Casey Quinn in the … Continue reading

Cast Update: Broadway Production

PJ Benjamin (former Wizard – Broadway, 1st Ntl. Tour) has replaced Tom McGowan as The Wizard. Libby Servais (former s/b Glinda – San Francisco; former ensemble, u/s Glinda – Broadway, 2nd Ntl. Tour) has joined the company in the ensemble and … Continue reading

Cast Update: Broadway, 2nd National Tour

  Broadway Production: Tom McGowan (former Wizard – San Francisco, Original 2NT Cast) has replaced PJ Benjamin as The Wizard. 2nd National Touring Production: Timothy A. Fitz-Gerald (former ensemble, u/s Fiyero – Chicago) has replaced Billy Harrigan Tighe in the … Continue reading

Video Footage: Dee Roscioli is Elphaba

Broadway.com: Dee Roscioli is Elphaba This is another in the series of ten minute interviews of the stars of Broadway’s production of “Wicked”. More interviews are linked to under the video, including Alli Mauzey (Glinda), PJ Benjamin (The Wizard), Kevin … Continue reading