Cast changes from February in Broadway's Wicked


Broadway's hit musical Wicked will welcome new principals next month to join current stars Rachel Tucker (Elphaba) and Jonah Platt (Fiyero) at the Gershwin Theatre.

Beginning 2 February, the cast will include Carrie St. Louis (Glinda), Peter Scolari (The Wizard), Dawn E. Cantwell (Nessarose), Michael Genet (Dr. Dillamond) and Zachary Noah Piser (Boq).

In addition, two-time Tony Award winner Judy Kaye assumes the role of Madame Morrible from 16 February (with Kathy Fitzgerald covering the role from 2 February to 14 February).

Current cast members Kara Lindsay, Arielle Jacobs, Robin De Jesus, Fred Applegate, Michele Lee and Timothy Britten Parker will all play their final performances on 31 January 2016.

The principal cast of Wicked currently includes Rachel Tucker (Elphaba), Kara Lindsay (Glinda), Jonah Platt (Fiyero), Arielle Jacobs (Nessarose), Robin De Jesus (Boq), Fred Applegate (The Wizard), Michele Lee (Madame Morrible), and Timothy Britten Parker (Doctor Dillamond).

The Broadway musical Wicked opened at the Gershwin Theatre on 30 October 2003, following previews from 8 October, and is currently selling tickets through to 10 July 2016.

 

Wicked has music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Winnie Holzman, based on the novel by Gregory Maguire.

Synopsis: "Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Wicked tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch."

The musical is directed by Joe Mantello, with choreography by James Lynn Abbott, and features scene design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and sound design by Tony Meola.

 

Wicked is produced on Broadway by Universal Stage Productions, Marc Platt, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt, and David Stone.

- by Tom Millward

Judy Kaye