Isabel Keating & Martin Moran debut in Wicked on Broadway
Stage veterans Isabel Keating and Martin Moran assume the roles of Madame Morrible and Doctor Dillamond, respectively, in the hit Broadway musical.
Broadway's hit musical Wicked welcomes new principal cast members Tony Award nominee Isabel Keating as Madame Morrible and Obie Award winner Martin Moran as Doctor Dillamond at the Gershwin Theatre tonight.
Ms. Keating assumes the role of Madame Morrible from Tony Award winner Rondi Reed, who played her final performance on January 28. Ms. Keating has recently been playing Madame Morrible on the National Tour of Wicked, and she earned a Tony Award nomination (and won a Drama Desk Award and Theatre World Award) for her performance as Judy Garland in the 2003 Broadway premiere of The Boy from Oz. Her other Broadway credits include It’s Only a Play, Hairspray, Enchanted April, and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
Mr. Moran assumes the role of Doctor Dillamond from Chad Jennings, who also played his final performance on January 28. Mr. Moran last played the role on the National Tour of Wicked in December 2011. He has previously appeared on Broadway in Spamalot, Bells Are Ringing, Cabaret, Titanic, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Big River, and Oliver!
The current principal cast of Wicked includes Jennifer DiNoia (as Elphaba), Amanda Jane Cooper (as Glinda), Ashley Parker Angel (as Fiyero), Fred Applegate (as The Wizard), Kristen Martin (as Nessarose), Tony Award nominee Isabel Keating (as Madame Morrible), Jye Frasca (as Boq), and Martin Moran (as Dr. Dillamond).
The Broadway musical Wicked officially opened at the Gershwin Theatre on October 30, 2003, following previews from October 8.
Wicked features music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman, and is based on the popular 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 production 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.
Wicked Tickets are available now for performances through to September 2, 2018.
(Photos by Joan Marcus)