Monthly Archives: June 2015

Diggs to Take on HEDWIG

Taye Diggs (former Fiyero – Broadway) has been tapped to succeed Darren Criss in the title role in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. As previously announced, Criss will play his last performance on July 19. Diggs will play a limited 12 week engagement … Continue reading

Full Cast Announced for THE PRINCE OF EGYPT Concert Reading

  The full cast has been announced for Bay Street Theater & Dreamworks Theatricals’ upcoming concert reading of the musical adaptation of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT. With a book by Philip LaZabnik and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (composer of WICKED), THE PRINCE … 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

Nessa’s Niblets: June 22, 2015

Sebastian Arcelus (former Fiyero – Broadway, 1st Natl. Tour) played the role of Frank in the movie adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks best seller “The Best of Me”. Richard H. Blake (former Fiyero – Asian Tour, Broadway, 1st Natl. Tour) is currently … Continue reading

WICKED Alums to Set for Broadway Loves Katy Perry

On July 13, Emma Hunton (former Elphaba – 1st Natl. Tour), Desi Oakley (ensemble, u/s Nessarose/midwife – Broadway; former universal swing), Daniel Quadrino (former ensemble, Boq u/s – Broadway) and  Lauren Ashley Zakrin (former ensemble, u/s Glinda – 1st Natl. Tour) will join several other Broadway … Continue reading

de Waal Joins Cast of WAITRESS

The American Repertory Theater at Harvard University has announced principal casting of the new musical WAITRESS. Based on the motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, WAITRESS features a score by Sara Bareilles and book by Jessie Nelson, direction by Diane Paulus, … Continue reading

Hilty to Star in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN

Megan Hilty (former Glinda – Los Angeles, 1st Natl. Tour, Broadway; former s/b Glinda – Broadway) will star in the New York City Center’s annual Gala ANNIE GET YOUR GUN: In Concert. This one night only concert will help fund New York … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: June 15, 2015

Lindsay Northen (ensemble, u/s Glinda – Broadway), Kennedy Caughell (ensemble, Elphaba u/s – 2nd Natl. Tour), Matt Shingledecker (Fiyero – Broadway, former Fiyero – 2nd Natl. Tour), and Taylor Trensch (former Boq – Broadway) all graduated from Elon University.   Nick Adams (former Fiyero – 1st Natl. … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: June 8, 2015

Teal Wicks (former Elphaba – Broadway, San Francisco, Los Angeles; former s/b Elphaba – Los Angeles) and Emmy Raver-Lampman (former s/b Elphaba – 1st Natl. Tour) were in the short-lived Broadway production of JEKYLL & HYDE. Carole Shelley (former Madame Morrible – Broadway, Chicago, 1st … Continue reading

Cooper Sings at STARS IN THE ALLEY

Hosted by Darren Criss, STARS IN THE ALLEY was held on May 27 in Shubert Alley between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th streets. Lilli Cooper (s/b Elphaba – Broadway; former s/b Elphaba – 2nd Natl. Tour, Australasian Tour; former ensemble, u/s Elphaba … Continue reading