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Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz new Wicked Witches on Broadway


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In an unexpected announcement, the Broadway production of Wicked has found its new Elphaba and Glinda: Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz.  Previosuly on the show’s first national tour, Burns and Schwartz will join the Broadway company on September 27, replacing Teal Wicks and Katie Rose Clarke, respectively.

Burns and Schwartz will join a company that currently features Richard H. Blake as Fiyero, Kathy Fitzgerald as Madame Morrible, Tom McGowan as The Wizard, Etai BenShlomo as Boq, Cristy Candler as Nessarose and Tom Flynn as Dr. Dillamond.

via Broadway.com

Wicked National Tours opening in Hartford, CT and Winnipeg, MB


It’s funny when this happens and I must admit quite rare. Both National Tours are opening today in two different cities.

First National Tour

Where:  Hartford, CT.  The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut.

When: As from  August 24 thru’ September 11, 2011

Cast: Wicked First National Tour

Additional Information: The hit Broadway musical is a prequel to “The Wizard of Oz, ” telling the tale of Glinda the Good Witch and Elphaba,  who becomes the Wicked Witch of the West. For information, visit http://bushnell.org/index.cgi/50495

 

Second National Tour

Where:  Winnipeg, MB. Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main St., Winnipeg, MB  R3B 1C3.

When: As from  August 24 thru’ September 4, 2011

Cast: Wicked Second National Tour

Additional Information: The hit Broadway musical is a prequel to “The Wizard of Oz, ” telling the tale of Glinda the Good Witch and Elphaba,  who becomes the Wicked Witch of the West. For information, visit http://centennialconcerthall.com/

Kate Fahrner new Stand-by Glinda for Wicked on Broadway


According to various sources, Kate Fahrner (former Glinda in the Chicago production of Wicked) will be replacing, as from tomorrow, Laura Woyasz as the Stand-by Glinda on Broadway. Ms. Woyasz will end a 3-years magical journey together with the other Stand-by Jennifer Di Noia who will be replaced by Donna Vivino. All four actresses are blessedly talented and we wish them the best in their future on and off Wicked.

We are still waiting on the official confirmation for both changes.

Wicked opens in Singapore


Wicked is flying to Singapore! It was recently announced by BASE Entertainment and Marina Bay Sands  Wicked will open in Singapore at Marina Bay Sand’s Grand Theater on December 7th, 2011 for a strictly limited season. The principal cast for the spellbinding production is yet to be announced. Tickets went on sale August 19th 2011.

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