Wicked Australia sings Into the Woods


For one night only, the cast of the Australian Production of WICKED will be presenting Stephen Sondheim’s timeless classic, INTO THE WOODS. One of Sondheim’s most popular works and featuring the cast and full orchestra from Sydney’s hit production of WICKED, this event will be taking place on May 17th 2010.

Tickets from only $50 with all proceeds going to The ANZ Trustees Foundation: ANZ Rob Guest Endowment. Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime chance to see the WICKED Cast like never before.

Tickets are available as from  today Monday 29th March atwww.ticketmaster.com.au.

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Wicked London Introduces New Cast


Wicked London has developed -on their Facebook page- a few videos to introduce it’s new Cast

Introducing Cassandra Compton as Nessarose

Introucting Julie Legrand as Madame Morrible

Introucing Julian Forsyth as Dr. Dillamond

Introucing George Ure as Boq

Girl of the Week: Carrie Manolakos


Carrie was born and raised in Upstate New York, in the snowy city of Syracuse. Family sources say she was singing before she could talk. However, It was the Syracuse Children’s Chorus that provided her first semi-professional arena. With the SCC, Carrie received her first serious vocal training and traveled globally to Holland, Belgium, and China. Lessons learned during this chapter of her life include the ability to sight-read, harmonize and to properly tie a plaid neckerchief.

The next stop was Syracuse Stage where she was cast in their production of A Butterfinger’s Angel. Carrie was bitten by the acting bug and has never sought a cure.  Carrie continued her involvement in high school and community theater productions amidst soccer and gymnastics competitions, voice lessons, dance classes. When it was time for this little fish to find her pond, Carrie set her sights on NYU Tisch Collaborative Arts Project(CAP21) for training. While at NYU, Carrie was a member (and president) of the internationally ranked a capella group N’Harmonics.

In the summer before Carrie’s senior year at NYU, Carrie was cast in the national tour of Mamma Mia! For the next year and a half, Carrie toured with this wonderful company throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, gaining valuable experience and having more fun than she could possibly describe.

In the spring of 2007, Carrie left Mamma Mia! returning to the city to finish up her degree. Since returning to New York, Carrie has performed in a number of concerts and cabarets and done several reading for new musicals including The Addams Family, The First Wives Club, Children of Eden and Factory Girls. In the fall of 2007 She briefly returned to the Mamma Mia! tour for 6 weeks, and in the spring of 2008 was offered the part of Sophie on Broadway.

Shortly after leaving Mamma Mia, Carrie joined the 2nd National Tour of Wicked, where she is currently the Elphaba Standby.

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Wicked Wins 2010 Laurence Olivier Audience Award For ‘Most Popular Show’


WICKED, the international hit musical, has been voted London’s ‘Most Popular Show’ at the 2010 Laurence Olivier Awards.

The special Audience Award is the only Laurence Olivier Award to be decided on solely by the theatre-going public. More than 58,000 votes were cast.

Last month (14 February) the public also voted WICKED London’s ‘Best West End Show’ at the 2010 Whatsonstage.com Awards. The musical has won over 35 awards around the world.

Executive Producer Michael McCabe said in a statement: “It is an incredible honour that the public have recognised WICKED as London’s ‘Most Popular Show’. We feel an enormous sense of validation for the passion and efforts of everybody involved in the show, as this award is a testament to the fact that three and a half years and almost 3 million people later, audiences still have the same enthusiasm and love for WICKED as when we first opened. A huge thank you to every single one of those people for their ongoing support and to the public for their votes”.

The Audience Award was presented to WICKED on 21 March at the star-studded ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel and accepted by Executive Producer Michael McCabe, together with the show’s new stars Rachel Tucker and Louise Dearman. The four other shows that made the shortlist were Billy Elliot, The Phantom of the Opera, War Horse and We Will Rock You.

Recently acclaimed as “one of the biggest hits of our era” (The Observer, March 2010), WICKED has already been seen by almost 3 million theatregoers and grossed in excess of £95 million at the UK Box Office since its London premiere in September 2006.

Exclusive footage: “Wicked” Rehearsal with Mandy Gonzalez


Broadway World got an exclusive to OZ land for a marvellous footage on Mandy Gonzalez’s rehearsal to become on March 23rd the new Elphie in the maga-production “Wicked”.

Glinda is played by the current stand-by and incredible talented performer who I personally admire Laura Woyasz.