Author Archives: Jessica Barnett

Media: Wicked in Denver

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 review: Bewitching Wicked still stands strong Wicked review: Rich roles handled … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: April 17, 2012

Deedee Magno Hall (former Nessarose – San Francisco, 1NT) was a member of the new Mickey Mouse on the Disney Channel in the 1990s. Christopher Fitzgerald (original Boq – Broadway) is married to fellow actor Jessica Stone, currently in the … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: March 20, 2012

Katie Rose Clarke (former Glinda – 1NT, Broadway) was cast as Clara in The Light in the Piazza on Broadway before she had graduated from college. Idina Menzel (original Elphaba – pre-Broadway, Broadway, West End) and Kerry Ellis (former Elphaba … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: February 14, 2012

Idina Menzel (original Elphaba – pre-Broadway, Broadway, West End) was a wedding singer from the time she was a teenager to shortly before she was cast in Rent. Kristin Chenoweth (original Glinda – pre-Broadway, Broadway) was planning on being an … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: January 17, 2012

Jackie Burns (Elphaba – Broadway; former Elphaba – 1NT) understudied Caissie Levy (former Elphaba – LA; former s/b Elphaba – LA; former ensemble & u/s Elphaba – Broadway) as Sheila in the 2009 Broadway revival of Hair. Idina Menzel (original … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: December 21, 2011

Apologies for the delay. Idina Menzel (original Elphaba – Pre-Broadway, Broadway, West End), Lisa Brescia (former Elphaba – Chicago; former s/b Elphaba – Broadway), Mandy Gonzalez (former Elphaba – Broadway), and Willemijn Verkaik (Elphaba – Holland; former Elphaba – Stuttgart, … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: November 22, 2011

TV star Jackée Harry was once rumored to play Madame Morrible on tour. She confirmed the rumor, but it unfortunately fell through. Aaron Tveit (former Fiyero – Broadway), Kyle Dean Massey (Fiyero – 1NT; former Fiyero – Broadway; former ensemble … Continue reading

Media: Wicked in Des Moines

Check out these articles from the 2nd National Touring company’s stop in Des Moines, Iowa. ‘Wicked’ returns Theater review: Fans just can’t get enough of fun, mesmerizing ‘Wicked’ REVIEW: Wicked ‘Wicked’ ridiculous, family-friendly fun WICKED GIG: Des Moines Woman Lands … Continue reading

Media: Wicked in Richmond

Check out these articles from the Second National Tour’s stop in Richmond, Virginia. Theater review: Wicked Reviewing Wicked at The Landmark Yorktown native nabs the role of Glinda the Good in Wicked

Nessa’s Niblets: October 18, 2011

Kate Reinders (former Glinda – Chicago, Broadway) and Chandra Lee Schwartz (Glinda – Broadway; former Glinda – 1NT) were both in the 2003 Broadway revival of Gypsy. Ms. Reinders played Dainty June, and Ms. Schwartz played Agnes and understudied Dainty … Continue reading