Wicked star Amanda Harrison to take the lead in Anything Goes’ revival in Australia


Picture: David Geraghty Source: The Australian

Amanda Harrison is swapping her broomstick for a pair of tap shoes. She is about to take the lead in a revival of the 1930s Cole Porter classic Anything Goes.

Along with Harrison, the cast includes Todd McKenney, Anne Wood, Christie Whelan, Christy Sullivan, Alex Rathgeber, Wayne Scott Kermond and John O’May.

Harrison says she’s delighted to be reunited with McKenney, playing Sweeney’s romantic interest, stuffy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Their last big outing was with the tour of the original production of The Boy From Oz in 1998, with Harrison as Liza Minnelli opposite McKenney’s Peter Allen.

Anything Goes is at the State Theatre, Melbourne, July 20-24.

via The Australian

Wicked will celebrate its landmark 2000th performance today in London


Wicked, the smash hit musical that tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce the opening of its 12th new booking period, with tickets now on sale until 27 October 2012 at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre. The new booking period encompasses both The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in June 2012 and the London Olympic and Paralympic Games in July and August 2012.

Wicked will celebrate its landmark 2000th performance today, 2 July 2011 at 2.30pm. The “hugely popular musical” (The Times) has now been seen by almost 4 million people and grossed in excess of £135 million at the UK Box Office since its West End premiere in 2006.
Acclaimed as “the hit musical with brains, heart and courage” (The Sunday Telegraph) WICKED has won multiple awards including the 2010 Olivier Award for Most Popular Show, the Whatsonstage.com Award for Best West End Show in both 2011 and 2010 and a Visit London Gold Award in 2009.

via BroadwayWorld