Patti Murin, Cliffton Hall and Kim Zimmer joining the First National Tour of WICKED


Kim Zimmer as Madame Morrible and Cliffton Hallas as Fiyero on join the First National Tour of WICKED on Tuesday, August 14 while Patti Murinas as the new Glinda on Tuesday, August 21 in Salt Lake City, UT.

Murin was last seen in NYC playing the title role in the Broadway musical Lysistrata Jones. Other favorite credits: Xanadu on Broadway (Euterpe/Kira u/s), the title roles inJane Austen’s Emma (Old Globe Theatre) and The Little Mermaid (The MUNY) and Roxie in Chicago (The MUNY). TV: “Royal Pains”. Recordings: Lysistrata Jones, Next Thing You Know.

Zimmer is best known as Reva Shayne on “Guiding Light” where she received 4 Lead Actress Emmy Awards along with 11 Nominations. Kim’s regional and off-Broadway credits include Four Dogs And A Bone, Love, Loss, And What I Wore, Blood Brothers, Gypsy, Sunset Boulevard, Dirty Blonde, Curtains and Shirley Valentine to name a few. TV credits include “Seinfeld,” “Designing Women,” “Models, Inc.” and “MacGyver.” Zimmer’s experience in Daytime TV spans 32 years and her best-selling memoir I’m Just Sayin! is now available in paperback.www.kimzimmer.net.

Hall happily returns to Oz after previously playing the role of Fiyero in the San Francisco production of Wicked. Some favorite roles include the Broadway productions & Equity National Tours of Miss Saigon (Chris) and Les Misérables (Marius). Other credits include Master Class (Tony), Grease (Danny), Oklahoma (Will) and Flower Drum Song (Ta). http://www.clifftonhall.com

Murin, Zimmer and Hall join a cast that includesNicole Parkeras Elphaba and PJ Benjaminas The Wizard.

Source: BroadwayWorld

WICKED soon heading to the Cinemas


The idea of a movie for WICKED was an ongoing fantasy of many of fans like me. Now, after Universal Studios purchased the rights last year, we have the name of whom will be directing such magnificent project: Stephen Daldry, who has most notably directed The Reader, The Hours, and Billy Elliot (which he recently stage directed for Broadway).

Via bangstyle

Yvonne Coldeweijer new Glinda on Dutch production of WICKED


Yvonne Coldeweijer will make her debut appearance on stage in the role of Glinda, on the Dutch production of WICKED. Ms. Coldewiejer -AKA as “Keet” – will replace Chantal Janzen in the role starting August 31.

She will star opposite Willemijn Verkaik who recently played her 1000th show as the greenified Elphaba.

via Parool.nl